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The Good Life


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Robert Waldinger (Author)
Dr Robert Waldinger is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. He is also a Zen Priest.

Marc Schulz (Author)
Marc Schulz is the associate director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and the Sue Kardas PhD 1971 Chair in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. He also directs the data science program and previously chaired the psychology department and Clinical Developmental Psychology PhD program at Bryn Mawr. Dr. Schulz received his BA from Amherst College and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a practicing therapist with postdoctoral training in health and clinical psychology at Harvard Medical School.


An outstanding book. It combines the longest and richest study of human lives anywhere with two remarkable authors of extraordinary breadth
*Sir Richard Layard, Professor of Economics, LSE and author of Can We Be Happier?*

This is the book we’ve been waiting for. With grace, humor, and scientific rigor, The Good Life challenges our most stubborn assumptions, and proves that the kind of thriving, happy life we all hope for may have been hiding in plain sight all along. It couldn’t have come at a better time
*Guy Raz*

In the time of 'social distancing' and a 'loneliness epidemic' understanding the importance of what makes a good life is paramount now more than ever. Both informative and practical, this book is a must read
*Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Fellow of The Society of Experimental Social Psychology*

This is the most significant account of one of the most important studies in mental health, conducted and presented by the best clinician scientists in the field ... this book offers unparalleled insight into our nature as people
*Peter Fonagy, Professor of Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, UCL*

Accessible, interesting and grounded in research - it is bound to make a difference in the lives of millions
*Tal ben Shahar*

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