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30 Lessons for Living

Summary: Have you ever wondered what older people know about life that you don't?
Air Date: 11/24/12
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Karl Pillemer, PhD
Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, a center that works to increase public awareness of aging research. Dr. Pillemer has authored over a hundred scientific publications, and has spoken widely throughout the world on issues of successful aging, family relationships, and elder care.

Karl Pillemer, leading gerontologist at Cornell University has spent the last three decades researching America's elders. His pioneering work has gleaned that older is indeed wiser, and his subjects are serving as an extraordinary guide for younger generations going through the exact same chapters of adulthood that they themselves once experienced. 1,000 of America's elderly have contributed to this no holds barred collection, recounting their own experiences with marriage, work and parenthood. For fans of Story Corps and This I Know, structured around 30 shared life lessons, this compendium is touching, poignant, and practical.
30 Lessons for Living
Have you ever wondered what older people know about life that you don't?

Gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out. He interviewed 1,000 Americans over the age of 65 and got their advice on everything from marriage and family, to money and religion. Tune in as Pillemer shares some of their timeless wisdom, which can be found in his book, 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. If you're curious about finding fulfillment, making it through hard times, and aging fearlessly, this book offers answers and insightful advice from people who have lived through it.

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