The Virtues of Aging

    • 4.3 • 30 Ratings
    • $10.99
    • $10.99

Publisher Description

Former president Jimmy Carter reflects on aging, blending memoir, anecdote, political savvy, and practical advice, to truly illuminate the rich promises of growing older.

“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 nineties, 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. 

The approach to old age was not an easy one for President Carter. At fifty-six, 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 to Rosalynn, 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 can bestow 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1998
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Bethany Panda ,

The Virtues of Aging

Conversational. Lots of food for thought.

Dudeman52 ,

Sage advice from a remarkable man

Jimmy shares his thoughts and anecdotes from his amazing life. Great reminders and musings on being human and alive. He is an incredible man and especially loved his appreciation for his friend and wife Rosalynn.
Easy deep read. Enjoy!

More Books by Jimmy Carter

2015
2014
2010
2018
2006
1997

Customers Also Bought

2019
2020
2007
2015
2007
2018