9780143121930

Travels with Epicurus : A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of an Authentic Old Age

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143121930

  • ISBN 10:

    0143121936

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/30/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypustravels to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books, seeking the best way to achieve a fulfilling old age Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island Hydra to discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the lives of his Greek friends, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein learns to appreciate old age as a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life. He uncovers simple pleasures that are uniquely available late in life, as well as headier pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate. A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, Travels with Epicurusis a delightful jaunt to the Aegean and through the terrain of old age led by a droll philosopher. A perfect gift book for the holidays, this little treasure is sure to please longtime fans of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Barand garner new ones, young and old

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