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Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old

Leland, John 1959- (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library LP 305.26 Lela (Text) 33294002044683 Large Print Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432861292
  • ISBN: 1432861298
  • Physical Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Large Print Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”―informed by those who have mastered the art.
Subject: Happiness in old age
Older people
Conduct of life
Wisdom
Genre: Large type books.

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