Beginners: The Power and Pleasure of Lifelong Learning, Tom Vanderbilt
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Beginners: The Power and Pleasure of Lifelong Learning

Author: Tom Vanderbilt

Narrator: Tom Vanderbilt

Unabridged: 7 hr 21 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 01/05/2021

Genre: Self-help - Personal Growth - Happiness

Synopsis

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

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