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Aging Well and Finding Unexpected Happiness, Katharine Esty
Episode 931st January 2023 • The Second Chapter • Slackline Productions
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Katharine Esty has had her fair share of chapters and is now living as an 80 something, which is also the title of her book, Eightysomethings- A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness. Eightysomethings includes interviews and advice on life in your eighties, how to have difficult conversations with parents and relatives in their eighties and beyond, and why getting older isn't what you think.

Katharine speaks to Kristin about her six-plus (and counting) career chapters, how she came to realise and embrace the fact that she's old, and her love life at 88.


Katharine Esty, PhD, 88, is a best-selling author, psychologist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of Boston. Her recent book, Eightysomethings- A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness, was published by Skyhorse. You can subscribe to her monthly newsletter or visit her at . Copies of her book may be purchased here.


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On The Second Chapter, serial careerist and founder of Slackline Productions, Kristin Duffy, chats with women who started the second (or third… or fifth!) chapter in their careers and lives, after 35. You’ll find inspiring stories, have a few laughs, and maybe even be motivated to turn the page on your own second chapter!

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