In the book, Beginners, Tom Vanderbilt espouses the benefits of learning a new skill. Photo: Shutterstock
In the book, Beginners, Tom Vanderbilt espouses the benefits of learning a new skill. Photo: Shutterstock

In Beginners, Tom Vanderbilt argues that you’re never too old to learn something new – and enjoy it

  • The book highlights the pluses of being a dilettante, encouraging especially the middle-aged to dabble in hobbies and learn new skills to keep mind and body young and efficient
  • Vanderbilt’s impetus for adding to his abilities arose from escorting his young daughter to her various classes and realising he could join her in certain activities

In the book, Beginners, Tom Vanderbilt espouses the benefits of learning a new skill. Photo: Shutterstock
In the book, Beginners, Tom Vanderbilt espouses the benefits of learning a new skill. Photo: Shutterstock
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