Happiness Is a Choice You Make

Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old
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Product Number: DD34741
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427293329
Narrator/s: Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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"[Narrator Robert Petkoff] is a steady performer whose measured pacing allows each subject's story to unfold naturally against the background of Leland's personal inquiry. A particular highlight comes at the very end, when listeners get a chance to hear the actual voices of some of the men and women who have shared the lessons of their lives." - AudioFile Magazine This program includes original recordings of interviews from the New York Times series Based on the popular New York Times series, life-changing wisdom from an unexpected source: America's oldest old In 2015, the award-winning New York Times journalist John Leland set out to meet some of the city's oldest inhabitants for a series on America's fastest-growing age group: those over eighty-five. Leland was at a crossroads in his own life. His marriage had fallen apart, and at fifty-five, he was alone for the first time. He was also caring for his elderly mother, whose main desire was to die. He understood aging, like many of us do, as nothing more than the relentless deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. He wondered: Is there a threshold at which life is no longer worth living? But the six elders Leland interviewed took him in a different direction. Beyond illuminating what it's like to be old, physically and materially, they provided a life-changing education in resilience and joy. They had lived long enough to master the art of living, and they shared their wisdom generously. Leland did not anticipate all that he would learn, nor did he anticipate the popularity of the series: Its following grew to nearly half a million online views for the finale, plus print readers. Happiness Is a Choice You Make, based on the series, is a rare, intimate glimpse into the end of life, and the insight that can enhance the years preceding. What he finds is deeply heartening: Even as our faculties decline, we still wield extraordinary influence over the quality of our lives. Happiness is a choice we make. Learn how to live from those who have mastered the art

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Author(s): John Leland
Genre: Self Help
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): John Leland
Narrator(s): Robert Petkoff
Genre: Self Help
Product Number Z100126221
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427293336
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Author(s): John Leland
Genre: Self Help
Product Number EB00706535
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374717056

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