Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old Age by Daniel Klein

Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old Age by Daniel Klein

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A profound new vision of aging happily - from the bestselling author of Plato and a Platypus walk into a Bar

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Our society worships at the fountain of youth. Each year, we try to delay the arrival of old age, using everything at our disposal, from extreme exercise and botox to pilates and cosmetic dentistry. But in the process, are we missing out on a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life? Asking whether it is better to be forever young or to grin toothlessly and live an authentic old age, bestselling author Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island of Hydra. There he draws on the lives of octogenarian Greek locals, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, to discover the secrets of ageing happily. An escapist travel memoir, a droll meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, this is a delightful jaunt through the terrain of old age, led by a witty and uniquely perceptive modern-day sage.

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SKU GOR005837694
Title Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old Age
Author By (author) Daniel Klein
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 176
ISBN 10 1780744129
ISBN 13 9781780744124
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Our society worships at the fountain of youth. Each year, we try to delay the arrival of old age, using everything at our disposal, from extreme exercise and botox to pilates and cosmetic dentistry. But in the process, are we missing out on a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life? Asking whether it is better to be forever young or to grin toothlessly and live an authentic old age, bestselling author Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island of Hydra. There he draws on the lives of octogenarian Greek locals, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, to discover the secrets of ageing happily. An escapist travel memoir, a droll meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, this is a delightful jaunt through the terrain of old age, led by a witty and uniquely perceptive modern-day sage.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005837694
Title Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old Age
Author By (author) Daniel Klein
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 176
ISBN 10 1780744129
ISBN 13 9781780744124
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.