Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning / Tom Vanderbilt.
- 0 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth.
1 current hold with 1 total copy.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Pease Public Library||153.15 VANDERBILT||34598000748031||New Books||Checked out||04/28/2021|
- 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.
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-299).
"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.
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