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Other Titles by Daniel Klein. I Think, Therefore I Draw. Aegean islanders like totell a joke about a prosperous Greek American who visits one of the islands onvacation. Out on a walk, the affluent Greek American comes upon an old Greekman sitting on a rock, sipping a glass of ouzo, and lazily staring at the sunsetting into the sea.
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The American notices there are olive trees growing on thehills behind the old Greek but that they are untended, with olives justdropping here and there onto the ground. He asks the old man who the treesbelong to. In America everybody iscrazy about virgin olive oil, and they pay a damned good price for it.
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After being advised by his dentist to get tooth implants, Daniel Klein decides to stick with his dentures and instead use the money to make a trip to the Greek island Hydra and discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the inspiring lives of his Greek friends and philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein uncovers the simple pleasures that are available late in life, as well as the refined pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate.
A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, Travels with Epicurus is a delightful jaunt to the Aegean and through the terrain of old age that only a free spirit like Klein could lead. Following a trip to his dentist, year-old Klein considers his options after being advised that he needs tooth implants or a denture. Accompanied by a suitcase crammed with philosophy books, Klein contemplates the Greek philosopher Epicurus pivotal question. He fundamentally wanted to know how to make the most of his one life, writes Klein.