“Some retired men are reasonably happy, some are dissatisfied, and some have simply resigned themselves to their situation. After retiring, Dag Sebastian Ahlander, former Swedish Consul General in New York, learned the importance of relishing his age – despite setbacks – in order to get the most possible satisfaction in his “golden years.”
Drawing from his own experience, Ahlander penned Older and Happier! Inspiring, Amusing, and Useful Advice for Men of a Certain Age (Skyhorse Publishing, May 2014), a thought-provoking call to transformation and a practical guide to making simple changes for a happier life. Ahlander will do a short reading from his book, offering up his pearls of wisdom for happy, old men. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase and signing.
About the author
Dag Sebastian Ahlander (b. 1944, Uppsala, Sweden) trained as a lawyer and served in his country’s foreign service, where he was Consul General in New York from 1992 to 1999. He is now a successful author of historical biographies for young adults, including Queen Christina, Alfred Noble, and Raoul Wallenberg.
Older and Happier! Inspiring, Amusing, and Useful Advice for Men of a Certain Age was first published in Sweden by Bonnier in early 2012 and quickly became a best-seller; this English translation of the book is its second, after Norway, where the book also became a best-seller. Older and Happier! will also be released in Danish and Finnish in 2014.
WED – 5-7-2014 – 5:00 PM