Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

Author(s): Barbara Bradley Hagerty


There's no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis, Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, psychology, biology, genetics and sociology - as well as her own story of midlife transformation, Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in understanding our health, our relationships, even our futures. In Life Reimagined, Hagerty offers midlife renewal.


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"Life Reimagined"gave me hope that midlife, even with its struggles, can be a time of growth and deeper joy in relationships old and new. "BookPage " Bradley Hagerty crafts a book that is part insightful analysis, part memoir, and all-around engaging and relatable... [her] own journey is by turns instructive, poignant, and funny as she puts the information she s discovering into practice... [she] makes a compelling case that our choices to seek novel experiences, to stay active, to invest in enriching relationships can transform the middle years into vibrant ones, and also help us move forward into old age with a greater sense of possibility and purpose. "Washington Independent Review of Books" Barbara Bradley Hagerty is a wise and engaging guide through the possibilities (and occasional pitfalls) of middle age. With her deft storytelling skills and exhaustive research, she reveals a truth that should hearten millions of people: Done right, midlife can be a time of remarkable engagement, purpose, and love. Daniel H. Pink, author of "To Sell Is Human" and "Drive " Please don t have a midlife crisis. But if you do (and you will), drop everything and read this book. It s like having coffee with a good friend who has been there and also happens to be well versed in neuroscience, psychology and much more. Barbara Bradley Hagerty has written a sharp-eyed, big-hearted book destined for widespread dog-earing and underlining. Whether it s navigating the worlds of marriage or friendship or work, Life Reimaginedoffers boatloads of earned epiphanies. This generous, wise and often funny book will leave you revitalized and actually looking forward to life s second act. Eric Weiner, author of ""The Geography of Bliss" "and" "The Geography of Genius"" This book is destined to become the bible for boomers seeking to make the most of the bonus decades opening up in midlife and beyond, as well as for those younger generations on their heels. Marc Freedman, author, "The Big Shift," and CEO, With humor, heart and hard-headed reporting, Barbara Bradley Hagerty manages to strike every nerve possessed by anyone entering midlife. The good news is that you end up smiling. Gwen Ifill, co-anchor "PBS NewsHour" and author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama " Combining her great reportorial skills with personal stories and fascinating data, Barbara Bradley Hagerty provides here a blueprint on aging. She debunks the idea of midlife crises while recognizing midlife changes and then, through interviews with experts and individuals, points the way to move forward into life s next phases.This book is so engagingly told, I ve been telling my friends to get this book as soon as they can. Cokie Roberts, journalist and author of "We Are Our Mothers Daughters" "Life Reimagined" is a powerful and inspiring book. Hagerty writes with wit, warmth, and scientific rigor. She shares her own experiences of the journey into midlife with honesty and humor and teaches us what science says about our brains, our resilience, and our relationships. Life Reimagined motivates us to delve into midlife with enthusiasm and reminds us that a life well lived requires thought and commitment no matter what one's age. Karen Reivich, Ph.D., author of "The Resilience Factor" Grab this book, find a comfortable chair, and get ready to change the way you think about your life. Barbara Bradley Hagerty blends the latest science with rich personal reflections to create a work that informs, uplifts, and ultimately offers a wise guide to what keeps people happy and healthy. Beautifully crafted by a journalist at the top of her game, this is an exciting book that you ll find yourself talking about and sharing with the important people in your world. Robert J. Waldinger, M.D., director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development "Life Reimagined" is arguably the best book on middle life ever written. Not only is it in beautiful prose, but it s also thoroughly researched. In order to feel understood and to anticipate the future, everybody from 30 to 70 should read this book. It is a joy. George E. Vaillant, M.D., former director of Harvard Study of Adult Development and author of""Triumphs of Experience" ""

Barbara Bradley Hagertyis an award-winning journalist and spent nearly 20 years as a correspondent for NPR, covering law and religion. She isthe author ofthe New York Times bestselling "Fingerprints of God," a recipient of the Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion and a Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter at The Christian Science Monitor. She lives in Washington, D.C."

General Fields

  • : 9781594631702
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
  • : March 2016
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Bradley Hagerty
  • : Hardback
  • : 155.67
  • : 454