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    DescriptionOne 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 age Daniel 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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    Title
    Travels with Epicurus
    Subtitle
    A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Klein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143121930
    ISBN 10: 0143121936
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BIC subject category V2: VFJG
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: SEL005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13120
    B&T Approval Code: A10010000
    DC22: 187
    DC21: 187
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009080
    Abridged Dewey: 187
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI035000, PHI015000
    LC classification: B512 .K54 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WTH, QDTM, VFJG, WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DXG
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    30 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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.
    Review quote
    "Witty and wry" - "Huffington Post"