Travels with Epicurus

  • by Daniel Klein
  • Narrated by James Jenner
  • 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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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Good read for the retired aka free

This definitely made my morning walks through the woods more enjoyable & thought provoking. As an American, I'm thinking more of adopting the Mediterranean thought process along with the diet
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- reded

I love It

I love this book. I wish my father was able to read it. I believe they should make it a required reading in schools. Read this book. You will enjoy it!
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- Ninos Youkhana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books