22 Mar 2016

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 22 March 2016

Hollywood's version of a midlife crisis is simple: the spouse of 25 years is ditched. Men buy expensive sports cars, women go on yoga retreats to Thailand. Science has another version of what happens in our 40's and 50's. Author and former National Public Radio correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty felt anxious and stuck in her 50's, on cruise control in her marriage, her career and life. She did her own investigation, talking to 400 people including scientists and researchers about living well at midlife. The result is a book called "Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife."