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The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die by John Izzo

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epiloguehow this book changed me

Over the last year, whenever I told someone about this project, about the200 conversations with people who had lived a long life and found wisdom, I was often asked “how did those conversations change you?” It is a great question, and I want to share the answer with you.

As I mentioned in the prologue, three of us conducted these interviews, I and two colleagues, Olivia McIvor and Leslie Knight. The bulk of the interviews, just over 200, were conducted by Olivia and me. Both of us are in our late forties. At times, it was like sitting with our own grandmothers or grandfathers but with a kind of openness we often miss with those closest to us. The people we interviewed told us the stories of their lives. Sometimes ...

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