An audiobook from Garrison Keillor, a man nearing age 80, on leaning into the beauty of getting old. “My life is so good at 79 I wonder why I waited this long to get here,” he writes.
You learn that less is more, the great lesson of Jesus and also Buddha. Each day becomes important after you pass the point of life expectancy. Big problems vanish, small things make you happy. And, the worst is behind you because you lack the energy to be as foolish as you might otherwise be. Includes 23 rules for aging, including:
Enumerate your benefits
Get out of the way
Don’t fight with younger people; they will be writing your obituary
Ignore rules you read in a book. Do what you were going to do anyway
And, much more!
Listeners are sure to chuckle at the wisdom and humor contained in this short volume, narrated in the legendary radio-quality voice of Garrison Keillor himself.