The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

Mar 15, 2016

After a visit to the ER coincided with the death of her father, journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty had a sudden realization. She was at the bottom of life’s U curve, sagging between a dying generation and a younger one raring to go. In other words, she’d reached midlife. It’s a time supposedly defined by crisis. But as Hagerty learned during a two-year exploration, midlife is really a time of renewal, a time to shift gears. She joins us Tuesday to discuss the science, art, and opportunity of midlife.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty spent nearly 20 years as a correspondent for NPR, covering law and religion. Her new book is called Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife [Amazon|Indiebound].

Read an excerpt from Barbara Bradley Hagerty's book Life Reimagined that appeared recently in The Atlantic magazine.

Throughout the week, NPR will feature a series of stories by Barbara Bradley Hagerty about the rewards and challenges of midlife. Listen to the first one by following this link.