100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

9780393285703_p0_v1_s192x300    The title is almost as long as the book – 100 Years, Wisdom  from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life with Visualizations by Milton Glaser, Selections by Joshua Prager.

Each page has a quote; pick the age you want to check (past, present, future), or just browse through – doesn’t take long.

I could not find this book in my library, and was reluctant to add another book to my shelf, so I read it in electronic format.  But now, I am thinking it might be good to have on a coffee table.

A few excerpts with reviews from the source:

“I’m forty-two years old – which is a lot more like middle age than forty or even forty-one.  Neither old nor young”…Clare Messud,  The Woman Upstairs 

“He was only forty-seven. Too early to contemplate life insurance”…Dave Eggers, Zeitoun 

“At fifty-four he thinks a lot of things, he believes a few, but also what can he really claim to know?”…Julian Barnes,  Arthur and George 

“I was curious, a sensation I hadn’t felt in some time.  There is not much left to be curious when one is ninety-eight years old”…Kate Morton,  The House at Riverton