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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life by [Daniel Klein]
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About the Author

Daniel Klein is the coauthor (with Thomas Cathcart) of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates. The author or coauthor of thirty other books, including The Half-Jewish Book, the Elvis Presley mystery series (Kill Me Tender, Blue Suede Clues), and the award-winning novel The History of Now, Klein holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University and lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Freke Vuijst. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Klein (Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, 2008, among others) returned to the Greek island of Hydra at age 73. His return had a new and specific purpose: “I want to figure out the most satisfying way to live this stage of my life.” Prior experience with the island led to conclude that the “old folks of Hydra have always struck me as uncommonly content with their stage in life.” But just observing and absorbing what the people had to show and tell him didn’t seem like quite enough. To augment his on-site learning, he took with him a stack of philosophy books by ancient Greeks as well as some modern writers. It’s an interesting formula, resulting in a lovely little book with both heart and punch, an argument against the “forever young” syndrome so prevalent in contemporary American society. His contemplative time spent observing the old men of Hydra while reading his small library of the great thinkers led him to an “evolving philosophy of a good and authentic old age.” --Brad Hooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Publication Date : October 30, 2012
  • File Size : 849 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 180 pages
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint Edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1851689958
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0087GJ208
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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