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Wisdom: a book trailer, and some sage advice

I’m not sure whether book trailers really do much to help sales, but they’re a fun concept, and some of them can be great. Here’s one promoting Andrew Zuckerman’s new photography book, “Wisdom.” It’s a collection of sage advice — interviews and portraits of 50 luminaries over the age of 65.
Respect for elders is something our culture is notoriously low on. But not all elders necessarily have great advice — just try asking your racist granny about Obama.  So what do you think — are the sound bites here worth taking to heart?
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Greg Zwahlen

posted November 25, 2008 at 4:07 pm

oh man they lead with billy connolly saying something unfunny . . . not so wise

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Stillman Brown

posted November 25, 2008 at 5:29 pm

1. Famous people telling me platitudes is annoying.
2. God I love Robert Redford.
3. Anything in British accent is deep. Don’t care what it is.
4. The Guggenheim Bilbao is beautiful (i am reminded).
5. Old people are sincere.
6. I am a sucker for these kind of inspirational fluff pieces.

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