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How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth)
 
 
Author
Henry Alford.
Publisher Twelve  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780446196031
Pages/Publication Date 262/2009
Daedalus Item Code 10647
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Armed with recent medical evidence that supports the cliché that older people are indeed wiser, Henry Alford set out to interview people over 70, some famous (Phyllis Diller, Harold Bloom, Edward Albee), some accomplished (a woman who walked across the country at age 89), and some unusual (a pastor who thinks napping is a form of prayer). Alford even interviewed his 79-year-old mother and stepfather, and inadvertently changed the course of their 36-year union. In this witty guide for seekers of all ages, Alford offers enlightenment through these conversations, finding that life after 70 is the fulfillment of—not the end to—life's questions and trials.

"'A bit David Sedaris, a bit Charles Grodin' (Cleveland Plain Dealer), with a little Studs Terkel and Mitch Albom thrown in for good measure, Alford, when he's on, has all the critics in stitches. They extol his keen wit and ability to keep a somber subject lighthearted."—Bookmarks Magazine

 
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