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The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty
By Michael Gurian and Nick Podehl (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date June 18, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781469299990
ISBN-10 1469299992
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.99
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Summaries and Reviews
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging—and how to celebrate life after fifty.

The years after fifty are generally discussed in terms of health: what are the physical symptoms that come with advancing age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging goes beyond these topics to serve as both a spiritual, meditative guide and a practical exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the second half of life. This profound audiobook looks at aging as something positive, life-giving, and miraculous. In his characteristically accessible and moving prose, family therapist Michael Gurian shows how we become elders. The world needs our wisdom, he argues, and he shows us how to develop and share it.

Called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Gurian sees life after fifty as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and fulfilling time. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience as well as anecdotes from his many clients over the last two decades, he goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging to present a new, holistic paradigm that embraces the soul-enriching opportunities of fifty and beyond.

The Wonder of Aging divides the second half of life into three stages: the Age of Transformation, from our late forties to around sixty; the Age of Distinction, from sixty to seventy-five; and the Age of Completion, which involves the final stage of our journey. Discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, grandparenting, living with purpose, and what to expect in your last chapter, Gurian also provides meditations and exercises to help you design your present and future.

Written with Gurian’s courageously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging is a comprehensive and comforting road map of what to expect in the second half of your life—and how to celebrate it. The elder years can be a journey into something richer and deeper, full of hope and meaning rather than a sense of fate, and this audiobook gives you the tools to revel in them to the fullest.



Editions
Hardcover
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1 lrg edition from Thorndike Pr (February 12, 2014)
9781410465245 | details & prices | 521 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $32.99
About: A comprehensive analysis of the emotional, spiritual and cognitive dimensions of aging draws on scientific research and anecdotal testimonies to counsel readers on how to celebrate life after age 50, outlining a holistic paradigm that demystifies key areas while recommending meditations and exercises for optimizing life quality.
from Atria Books (June 18, 2013)
9781476706696 | details & prices | 313 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Bestselling author and counselor Michael Gurian offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging—and how to celebrate life after fifty.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Atria Books (June 7, 2016)
9781476706702 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $16.00
About: Bestselling author and renowned family counselor Michael Gurian teaches you how to embrace aging and life after fifty through this spiritual and comprehensive guide.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (June 18, 2013)
9781469299983 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.99
About: The New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging—and how to celebrate life after fifty.
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With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (June 18, 2013)
9781469299990 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging—and how to celebrate life after fifty.

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