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What's Worth Knowing
     

What's Worth Knowing

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by Wendy Lustbader
 

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Colorful and enlightening vignettes about life by everyday people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties.

When social worker Wendy Lustbader was asked to take down the histories of residents in a retirement community, she discovered that "the man with Alzheimer's in room 410" was actually ninety-six-year-old Ole Harlen, a former concert pianist. "The woman

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Colorful and enlightening vignettes about life by everyday people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties.

When social worker Wendy Lustbader was asked to take down the histories of residents in a retirement community, she discovered that "the man with Alzheimer's in room 410" was actually ninety-six-year-old Ole Harlen, a former concert pianist. "The woman who people-watches in the lobby" was really Lila Lane, who eloped to Tijuana with her sweetheart at age sixteen, and who at age seventy-five bemoaned the fact that she could no longer wear high heels.

Lustbader gathered these stories and more into What's Worth Knowing, a compilation of unforgettable first-person testimonials on love, truth, grief, faith, and fulfillment by people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties. Israel Grosskoff, for example, describes learning about trust while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Giuseppe Maestriami passes on child-rearing lessons he discovered through growing prize-winning tomatoes. And Arsene St. Amand talks about the importance of making time for love-which he found for the first time only six months before his death.

In What's Worth Knowing, readers can spend time with Ole, Lila, Israel, Giuseppe, and Arsene-and a hundred others, whose wisdom matters all the more because of the way they've acquired it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101157404
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/19/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy Lustbader, MSW, is an author, social worker, and professor, who works with older people, their families and caregivers. She is the author of Taking Care of Aging Family Members (coauthored with Nancy R. Hooyman), Counting on Kindness, and What’s Worth Knowing, and lectures nationally on subjects related to aging. She lives in Seattle with her husband.

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What's Worth Knowing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book about how to live your life from people who know the most about it. This book will tug at your heart and make you feel like a part of these elders lives. An A plus, i would reccommend this to anyone of any age, who is looking to find the meaning of life itself. If you are having a bad day, simply pick up this book and it is sure to inspire you to make a diference in life, and know exactly what makes it worth living.