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How to Live: A Search for Wisdom From Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth)

Henry Alford
In conversation with Sandra Tsing Loh
January 27, 2009

In his newest book, the Thurber-prize winning author interviews elder celebrities (among them Norman Mailer and LSD pioneer Ram Dass), reads deathbed confessions, Lao Tzu, William Burroughs’ diaries, and considers the latest medical research on the brain as part of his quest to glean wisdom from the old (and wise) among us.

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