THE WONDER OF AGING
THE WONDER OF AGING
A New Approach to Embracing Life after Fifty
ABOUT THE BOOK
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of life after fifty in THE WONDER OF AGING (Atria Books; June 18, 2013; $26.00). Called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Gurian, author of 28 books, sees our second half of life as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and fulfilling time.
Drawing on scientific research as well as anecdotes that respond to the needs of his many clients, he goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging and presents a new, holistic paradigm for embracing opportunities that come with life after fifty. The Wonder of Aging focuses on the physical, mental, relational, and spiritual aspects of aging, discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, effects of aging on the brain, living with a sense of legacy and purpose, becoming an elder, and how to peacefully navigate the last chapter of life.
The book divides life after fifty into three stages:
The Age of Transformation, from our late forties to mid sixties
The Age of Distinction, from sixty-five to eighty
The Age of Completion, which involves completing one’s life journey.
In addition, this essential guide provides meditations and exercises to help readers map out the aging process and case histories from Gurian’s research and experience as a therapist. Written with Gurian’s courageously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging provides a full, constructive, and comforting road map to what to expect—and how to celebrate—the second half of your life.
Listen to Michael Gurian & Michele Woodward on blogtalkradio.com The Wonder of Aging: Working Life After 50
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MICHAEL GURIAN is a New York Times best-selling author of twenty eight books, including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, and What Could He Be Thinking? He has been featured multiple times in nearly all the major media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, The Today Show, Good Morning America, National Public Radio, The 700 Club, and many others.