The Virtues Of Aging

Description

'As we've grown older, the results have been surprisingly good, ' writes former President Jimmy Carter in this wise, deeply personal meditation on the new experiences that come to us with age. Now in his 70s, President Carter has never enjoyed more prestige or influence on the world stage, nor has he ever felt more profound happiness with himself, with his accomplishments, and with his beloved wife, Rosalynn. In "The Virtues of Aging," Jimmy Carter shares the knowledge and the pleasures that age have brought him. Blending memoir, anecdote, political savvy, and practical advice, this book truly illuminates the rich promises of growing older. The approach to old age was not an easy one for President Carter. At 56, having lost a Presidential election, he found himself involuntarily retired from a job he loved and facing a large debt on his farm and warehouse business. President Carter writes movingly here of how he and Rosalynn overcame their despair and disappointment as together they met the challenges ahead. As the book unfolds, President Carter delves into issues he and millions of others confront in planning for retirement, undertaking new diet and exercise regimens, coping with age prejudice, and sorting out key political questions. On a more intimate level, Carter paints a glowing portrait of his happy marriage, a relationship that deepened when they became grandparents. Here too are fascinating sketches of world leaders, Nobel laureates, and great thinkers President Carter has been privileged to know -- and the valuable lessons on aging he learned from them. "The Virtues of Aging" celebrates both the blessings that come to us as we grow older and the blessings older people canbestow upon others. An important and moving book, written with gentleness, humor, and love, "The Virtues of Aging" is a treasure for readers of all ages.

Details

Author(s)
Jimmy Carter
Format
Paperback | 140 pages
Dimensions
108 x 197 x 11mm | 187g
Publication date
31 Oct 1998
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Ballantine Books Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reissue
ISBN10
0345425928
ISBN13
9780345425928
Bestsellers rank
991,978