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New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik on life long learning, in My Better Half

He's had a stellar career with words, but New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik is finding things especially sweet in the second half of life. After all, how often does an author get to be in a movie--playing himself--with Cate Blanchett? That was him, interviewing the lead character in the movie Tár.

Now we turn the tables, and interview Gopnik for the latest edition of My Better Half. JPR's Vanessa Finney exchanges some words with the writer about the joys of lifelong learning in his new book The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery -- including how he deepened his relationship with his adult children by tackling new challenges together.

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Vanessa Finney hosts <i>All Things Considered</i> on JPR and produces <i>My Better Half</i>, a podcast and Jefferson Exchange segment that explores how people are thriving in the second half of their lives.
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.