Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life was the first book I read from Daniel Klein. I thought it would be perfect for me to read about a Greek island during these rainy London days. It felt better than I expected.
Daniel Klein wrote Travels with Epicurus at the age of 73. He talks about how a happy old age can be, but I think we can apply his advice to our entire lives. I was always at peace with the thought of getting old; it seems that after this book, I’m in love with it.
I am not looking for a thing; I am searching for a spiritual experience.Travels with Epicurus – Daniel Klein
From Epicure to Schopenhauer, he shares the views of various philosophers on the subject. He runs away from some of the ideas while supporting some. Of course, in the meantime, he occasionally takes the reader to Hydra. You’ll become one of the inhabitants of Hydra Island; meet the islanders while travelling around the island at his pace. If you are afraid of getting old, give this a chance. You may like it a lot.
About the book: Travels with Epicurus
Our society worships at the fountain of youth. Each year, we try to delay the arrival of old age, using everything at our disposal, from extreme exercise and botox to pilates and cosmetic dentistry. But in the process, are we missing out on a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life?
Asking whether it is better to be forever young or to grin toothlessly and live an authentic old age, bestselling author Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island of Hydra. There he draws on the lives of octogenarian Greek locals, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, to discover the secrets of ageing happily. An escapist travel memoir, a droll meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, this is a delightful jaunt through the terrain of old age, led by a witty and uniquely perceptive modern-day sage.
About the author: Daniel Klein
Daniel Martin Klein is an American writer of fiction, non-fiction, and humour. His most notable works are Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar co-written with Thomas Cathcart. and Travels With Epicurus.
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