Jonathan Rauch

In The Happiness Curve, journalist Jonathan Rauch reframes the concept of a “midlife crisis” as a normal part of the arc of life. Drawing on personal stories and scientific evidence, he argues that in terms of happiness our lives tend to take a U-shaped path, with the low point occurring in our 40s. The good news: after age 50, we are on the upswing. It’s a recommended read for anybody interested in learning more about the mysteries of midlife and the potential of later life.