Armed with medical evidence that supports the cliche that older people are, indeed, wiser, Alford sets off to interview people over 70 - some famous in his time (Phyllis Diller, Harold Bloom, Edward Albee), some accomplished (the world's most-quoted author, a woman who walked across the country at age 89 in support of campaign finance reform), some unusual (a pastor who thinks napping is a form of prayer, a retired aerospace engineer who eats food out of the garbage). Early on in the process, Alford interviews his 79 year-old mother and step-father, and inadvertently changes the course of their 36 year-long union. Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, 'How To Live' intends to consider some unusual sources - deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals - to deliver a highly optimistic look at our dying days. By showing that life after 70 is the fulfillment of, not the end to, life's questions and trials.
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Subtítulo: A SEARCH FOR WISDOM FROM OLD PEOPLE (WHILE THEY AR