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The New Self-Help

A curriculum for aging with wisdom


Every lifetime has a U-shaped ‘happiness curve.’ At 50, I can tell you what that means.

The author, lower center, celebrates his 7th birthday with friends. (Photo courtesy of the author’s mother.)
The author, lower center, celebrates his 7th birthday with friends. (Photo courtesy of the author’s mother.)
The author, lower center, celebrates his 9th birthday with friends. Photo courtesy of the author’s mother.


At 22, I was a confused but earnest kid. At 27, I was a reckless searcher who smoked too much. Who am I now?

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Illustrations: Andrea Chronopoulos

The novel ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ is one of a slew of new books examining our generation’s particular iteration of the midlife crisis


I’m an elderly person with no children, siblings, or parents. I need more resources to navigate major life decisions.

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