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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
In about ten years, one quarter of America’s oldest generation will be gone and will take with them the lessons they have learned about life and living well through hard times.
Join Dr. Karl Pillemer for a "Chats in the Stacks" talk about his new book “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans,” (Hudson Street Press/Penguin, November 2011). Karl Pillemer is the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. In his book, he turns to our elders for collective wisdom and practical advice on how to make the most of our lives. After interviewing more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five on issues relating to children, love and marriage, living through loss or illness, money, career, and aging, he found many surprising answers. The book was named to the list of “Best Self-Help Books of 2011″ by Library Journal. More information can be found on "The Legacy Project" Web site at legacyproject.human.cornell.edu/.
A reception and book signing will follow. The "Chats in the Stacks" book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann Library.