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Brendan Hare

From Working to Wisdom: The Adventures and Dreams of Older Americans

For much of our lives we ask: Can we find meaning and happiness in work? When it comes to retirement we ask: Can we find meaning and happiness in retirement?

The author asked older Americans to discuss their feelings, fears, and hopes. He spoke with a remarkable group, which included a big-city Mayor, an adventurer, a missionary, a Marine Corps general, athletes, philanthropists, factory workers, nurses, and teachers.

The resulting book shows rather than tells how to age and live well. It is many things: a series of reflections on growing older; a store of insight and instruction; and a sustained argument for the power of choosing-no matter the circumstance-to live well.

From Working to Wisdom is a testament to the richness of each person's life. On every page, the book challenges its readers to live with authenticity, imagination, and courage, and to begin doing so right now.
350 printed pages
Original publication
2015

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