Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of an Authentic Old Age

Author: Klein Daniel

Price: $29.99
$29.99
SKU: 9781922079695

Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of an Authentic Old Age is a humourous, uplifting meditation on finding the pleasures of old age, by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar.

When philosopher, jokester and septuagenarian Daniel Klein goes to the dentist for a regular check-up, he is informed that he needs a section of his lower teeth removed and replaced with either a denture plate or implants. The implants would require frequent trips to the dentist over the course of a year, a lot of money and a lot of pain. The denture plate on the other hand would leave Klein with the unmistakable clunky smile of an old man.

Though Klein initially opts for the implants he soon questions his decision. Is it better to a spend a precious year trying to extend the prime of his life, or to live an authentic old age, toothless grin and all?

Klein decided the answer lay in a place where people seemed to know the secret to a long, happy and healthy life—Greece. He travels there with a library of his favourite philosophers and observes other septuagenarians and octogenarians, and contemplates his own life, particularly seeking out wisdom from renowned hedonist Epicurus.

From that journey comes a sincere and humorous book on aging and an Epicurean way of living.

Price: $29.99
Book Cover:  Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of an Authentic Old Age
Published:31/10/2012
Format:Hardback, 192 pages
RRP:$29.99
price:AUD $29.99
ISBN-13:9781922079695
ISBN-10:1922079693
Origin:Australia
Imprint:Text
Publisher:Text Publishing
Subjects: - Memoirs(388)

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