Books about Wisdom

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No, you won’t get wisdom from books and not even from the “Human Values in Aging” newsletter. But here are some good sources to consult:

WISER: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good, by Dilip Jeste and Scott LaFee (Sounds True, 2020).

ORDINARY WISDOM:* Biographical Aging and the Journey of Life, by WilliamRandall and Gary Kenyon (Univ. of New Brunswick, 2001)

EMBRACING WISDOM: Soaring in the Second Half of Life, by Malka Drucker and Nadya Gross (Lulu, 2019). For more, visit:

AGING WITH WISDOM: Reflections, Stories and Teachings, by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle (Monkfish, 2017).

OUR WISDOM YEARS: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets, by Charles A. Garfield (Central Recovery Press, 2020)

See also the site “Evidence Based Wisdom for more on the science of wisdom-based research,” by Monika Ardelt at: and

See also “Is Wisdom Related to Age?”