Beginners

ISBN: 9781524711849 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Tom Vanderbilt Editură: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 272 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like now gives us a thought-provoking, playful investigation into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age

Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to be bad at something? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of beginning from the ground up? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need to know how to do almost everything, Tom Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five skills, choosing them for their difficulty to master and their lack of marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling. What he doesn't expect is that the circuitous journey he takes while learning these skills will be even more satisfying than any knowledge he gains.

He soon finds himself having a rapturous experience singing R.E.M. in an amateur choir, losing games of chess to an eight-year old child, and avoiding scorpions at a surf camp in Costa Rica. Along the way, he explores the fascinating psychology and science behind the benefits of becoming an adult beginner. Through comprehensive research and surprising insight gained from his experiences, Vanderbilt shows how anyone can get better at beginning again. And he shares how his new sense of curiosity opened him up to a profound happiness and a deeper connection to the people around him. Beginners is not a "how to do" book as much as a "why to do" book. It's about how small acts of reinvention, at any age, can make life seem magical.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Dezvoltare personala
Pentru
Femei, Barbati
Autor
Tom Vanderbilt
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Latime
14.3
Inaltime
23.5
Greutate
369
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
272
Subtitlu
The Power and Pleasure of Lifelong Learning
Bic
JMD
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