Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging by Leider, Richard J.

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging

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Grow old on purpose. This book invites readers to navigate a purposeful path from adulthood to elderhood with choice, curiosity, and courage.

Everyone is getting old; not everyone is growing old. But the path of purposeful aging is accessible to all--and it's fundamental to health, happiness, and longevity.

With a focus on growing whole through developing a sense of purpose in later life, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? celebrates the experience of aging with inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions. Framed by a long conversation between two old friends, the book reconceives aging as a liberating experience that enables us to become more authentically the person we always meant to be with each passing year.

In their bestseller Repacking Your Bags, Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro defined the good life as "living in the place you belong, with people you love, doing the right work, on purpose." This book builds on that definition to offer a purposeful path for living well while aging well.


Author: Richard J. Leider, David Shapiro
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Published: 07/13/2021
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 6.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781523092451


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/31/2021

About the Author
Richard J. Leider is the founder of Inventure--The Purpose Company, whose mission is to help people unlock the power of purpose. Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, Leider has written or cowritten eleven books, including three bestsellers, which have sold over one million copies.

David A. Shapiro is a philosopher, educator, and writer whose work consistently explores matters of meaning, purpose, and equity in the lives of young people and adults. He is a tenured philosophy professor at Cascadia College, a community college in the Seattle area.