Aging Well: Guideposts to a Happier Life

Aging Well: Guideposts to a Happier Life


By (author) George E. Vaillant

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 178mm x 25mm |
  • Publication date: 6 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316090077
  • ISBN 13: 9780316090070
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 48,430

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In an epic series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these unique studies - the most complete ever conducted anywhere in the world - to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy old age. For the first time ever, we may have the scientific secrets to ensuring that the golden years are truly golden.

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George Vaillant MD is a widely respected researcher, psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on aging.

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A smart, important book about human development...everything about it is profoundly, provocatively new. SAN FRANCISCO Chronicle