JOHN LELAND presents HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374168186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - January 23rd, 2018