Barbara Bradley Hagerty on the possibilities and pleasures of middle age

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Guest: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

In America, the word “midlife” is so often followed by the word “crisis” that we’re likely more inclined to dread entering this phase of life, rather than relish it.  In new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY uses emerging information from neurology, genetics, sociology—as well as her own story—to reimagine the possibilities, purposes, and pleasures of middle age. Hagerty worked as an NPR reporter for nearly 20 years, first covering the Justice Department and later becoming the network’s religion correspondent.

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