Book Review: Rich in Years

Perhaps you may think it’s odd that I, a woman on the cusp of her ’40s who still considers herself a young whippersnapper, chose to review a book that is geared toward those in the, shall we say, golden years of their life? Well, I do hope to live long enough to make it to those golden years, and it doesn’t hurt to start preparing now to live them successfully.

In Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life, Johann Christoph Arnold shares wit and wisdom from himself as well as from friends about how to grow old gracefully (i.e., without becoming an old grouch). The book emphasizes the joy in realizing that life has meaning and purpose at every age, and that’s it never too late to put that purpose to good work.

The book is a quick read, largely consisting of anecdotes of various people who have successfully met the challenges of aging. I wouldn’t say that there are any groundbreaking revelations that I discovered while reading it, but rather some good reminders that our purpose in life is not bound by age.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Handlebar Publishing book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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