We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Robert Waldinger, MD, author of the new book, The Good Life: Lesson’s from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness. Dr. Waldinger will be interviewed by Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
FAN is honored to give away copies of The Good Life! Recipients will be chosen randomly from the event’s Zoom attendance list, and books can be either picked up at The Book Stall, or be shipped if necessary. All details on the Zoom registration page.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
About the Book: What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to Robert Waldinger, MD, and Marc Schultz, Ph.D., the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest longitudinal biopsychosocial study of human development ever conducted, the answer is simple: relationships. The stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy, satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Study, which began in 1938, and is still going strong, reveals that the strength of our connections with others can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through life.
About the Author: Robert Waldinger, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital, and co-founder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. The Study has documented the lives of two groups of men for over 80 years. Dr. Waldinger is now beginning a study of the more than 2000 Baby Boomer children of these men to examine how childhood experience affects midlife health and wellbeing. Dr. Waldinger’s 2016 TEDxBeaconStreet Talk, “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness,” has over 42 million views, placing it in the top ten of all TED Talks.
About the Interviewer: Arthur C. Brooks, Ph.D. is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world’s leading think tanks. Brooks is the author of 12 books, including the national bestsellers From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life (2022); Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt (2019), The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America (2015), and The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (2012). He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, and host of the podcast How to Build a Happy Life.
What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer to these questions may be closer than you realize.
What makes a life fulfilling and meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships.