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Travels with Epicurus


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'A truly benign and valuable short book, that is rare in conveying the spirit as well as the thought of the ancient Greek philosophers, by celebrating the wisdom that emerges in old age.' -- Mark Vernon, author of 42: Deep Thought on Life, the Universe and Everything

About the Author

Daniel Klein is the co-author of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is a Harvard graduate in philosophy and an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction. When not enjoying the slow life on Greek islands, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife. He is seventy-five years old.


It's an affectionate portrait of the island [of Hydra] but is really a primer on making the most of life'

* Daily Telegraph, best books of 2014 *

'I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom.'

* Daily Mail *

'Charming and intelligent. I enjoyed this book very much.'

-- Diana Athill

'Wry, whimsical, amusing and intelligent.'

* Daily Telegraph *

'Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion.'

* Kirkus Reviews *

'An insightful meditation.'

* The New York Times *

'Both seduces and delights.'

* Scotsman *

'Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age.'

* Publishers Weekly *

'Funny and wry.'

* Huffington Post *

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