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

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
4.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143126621

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About the Author

Daniel Klein is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including the bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and the award-winning novel The History of Now. Klein holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University and lives in Western Massachusetts.

Reviews

"An insightful meditation." - The New York Times Book Review

"Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. 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

"Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion." - Kirkus Review

"Witty and wry" - Huffington Post

"A lovely little book with both heart and punch." - Booklist

"A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey." - The Weekly Standard Book Review

"Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too." - Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail

"If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically." - Concord Monitor -- Multiple