Triumphs of Experience by George E. Vaillant
The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

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Look beneath the sometimes overwrought psychological framework that Mr. Vaillant layers over the men's stories and you will see an array of strategies for making permanent peace with life's missed opportunities.
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At a time when people are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers welcome news for old age: our lives evolve in our later years and often become more fulfilling. Among the surprising findings: people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa.
 

About George E. Vaillant

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George E. Vaillant is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Study of Adult Development, at Harvard University Health Services; and Director of Research in the Division of Psychiatry, at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 473 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Andrew Stark on Nov 02 2012

Look beneath the sometimes overwrought psychological framework that Mr. Vaillant layers over the men's stories and you will see an array of strategies for making permanent peace with life's missed opportunities.

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