Mon, Feb 05|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Chip Conley, Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age
The midlife crisis is the butt of so many jokes, but this long-derided life stage has an upside. In Learning to Love Midlife, Chip Conley offers an alternative narrative to the way we commonly think of our 40s, 50s and 60s.
Date, Time & Location
Feb 05, 2024, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store event and will be live streamed to Zoom, register for Zoom here.
Pre-order your copy of Learning to Love Midlife ($28, hardcover) online from CW here or call the store to order (505) 988-4226
The midlife crisis is the butt of so many jokes, but this long-derided life stage has an upside. The societal blueprint for midlife is one marked by disappointment and the dawning of decline —but what if rather than simply enduring midlife, it was an era we truly adored? What if we could reframe our thinking about the natural transition of midlife not as a crisis, but as a chrysalis—a time when something profound awakens in us, as we shed our skin, spread our wings, and pollinate our wisdom to the world?
We’re living longer than ever before. It’s time for us to re-architect the blueprint for midlife into a time of transformation and joy.
A New York Times bestselling author, Conley's 7th book Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age is about rebranding midlife to help people understand the upside of this often-misunderstood life stage. It is intended to act as a wake-up call to the unexpected pleasures and joys of midlife (broadly defined as ages 35-75), and a guide for learning to not only love midlife, but als to love yourself in midlife. Drawing on the latest social science research, inspiring stories, and timeless wisdom, he reveals 12 reasons why life gets better with age.
About the Author
Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second-largest operator of boutique hotels in the U.S., and then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, leading a worldwide revolution in travel, Conley co-founded MEA (Modern Elder Academy) in January 2018 in Baja California, Mexico. Inspired by his experience of intergenerational mentoring as a ‘modern elder’ at Airbnb, where his guidance was instrumental to the company’s extraordinary transformation from fast-growing start-up to the world’s most valuable hospitality brand, MEA is the world's first ‘midlife wisdom school’ and has a campus opening on a 2,600-acre regenerative horse ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico in early 2024. Dedicated to reframing the concept of aging, MEA supports students to navigate midlife with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.