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Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning / Tom Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt, Tom, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library 646.7 V229b (Text) 31901004477677 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 03/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524732165
  • ISBN: 1524732168
  • ISBN: 9780525432975
  • ISBN: 0525432973
  • Physical Description: x, 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-299).
Summary, etc.:
"Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to fail? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of being a beginner? 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, and stymied by his own rut of mid-career competence, Tom Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five main skills (and picks up a few more along the way), choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling." -- Amazon.com.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-managed learning.
Learning.
Learning, Psychology of.
Life skills.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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