Dr. Karl Pillemer is a professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging. An internationally renowned gerontologist, his research examines how people develop and change throughout their lives. He has authored five books and over 100 scientific publications, and speaks throughout the world on aging-related issues. After a chance encounter with a remarkable 90-year old woman, he decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don't and he asked more than a thousand older Americans their advice for living. He asked about all the big issues - love, marriage, children, work, happiness, avoiding regrets. This led to the book: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.