Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life


By (author) Daniel Klein

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Hardback | 164 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 182mm x 18mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143121936
  • ISBN 13: 9780143121930
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 9,473

Product description

One of the bestselling authors of "Plato and a Platypus" travels to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books, seeking the best way to achieve a fulfilling old ageDaniel Klein journeys to the Greek island Hydra to discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the lives of his Greek friends, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein learns to appreciate old age as a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life. He uncovers simple pleasures that are uniquely available late in life, as well as headier pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate. A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, "Travels with Epicurus" is a delightful jaunt to the Aegean and through the terrain of old age led by a droll philosopher. A perfect gift book for the holidays, this little treasure is sure to please longtime "fans of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar" and garner new ones, young and old

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Author information

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.

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"Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age." - "Publisher's Weekly" "Witty and wry" - "Huffington Post"