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SUCCESSFUL AGING: The Power and Potential of Our Lives — NYT Bestselling author Dr. Daniel Levitin in conversation with musician and founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir

January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for a virtual conversation with neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin and Bob Weir, one of the founding members of the legendary band Grateful Dead, on January 13th at 7:00pm PT. They will be discussing the paperback release of Dr. Levitin’s bestselling book, SUCCESSFUL AGING: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives.

During the pandemic, maintaining healthy habits, creating new structures and outlets for creativity and purpose, and focusing on new and safe ways to connect with loved ones have all taken on more importance than ever. SUCCESSFUL AGING is a powerful new approach to how we can think about our entire lives, and revolutionizes the way we look for life fulfillment as individuals, family members, and citizens. With a combination of medical developments and lifestyle choices, Levitin shows us how we can lead more creative, satisfying lives—now, and as we grow older.  A joyful, easy-to-read book that has been called “indispensable” and “extraordinary” by fellow neuroscientists and popular authors, and named to Wall Street Journal’s best books of 2020, SUCCESSFUL AGING showcases Levitin is essential reading for all ages. 

Through a special partnership with Flashlight Books (flashlightbooks.com), autographed bookplates will be included with the book purchase. Books can be pre-ordered using the following link: https://flashlightbooks.handseller.com/home/bookdetailsin/9781524744182/

Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at McGill University. He has written extensively, both in scientific journals and mainstream press, and appears frequently on national media, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox News Channel, PBS Newshour, and various NPR shows. 

One of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, Bob Weir has become one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. In 2016, Weir released Blue Mountain on Columbia/Legacy, his first album of original solo material in more than 10 years. He also received the inaugural Les Paul Spirit Award and was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. In 2017, Weir was named a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador. Weir is currently a member of Dead & Company which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti.



January 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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