What is wisdom? Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman interviewed, photographed and filmed 50 of the world’s great writers, actors, artists, designers, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders of our time to find out. He posed seven questions to each of his subjects—all over 65 years of age—and their candid responses take us on a truly inspirational journey.

Nelson Mandela, Frank Gehry, Judi Dench, The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Clint Eastwood, Ted Kennedy, Robert Redford, Vaclav Havel, Terence Conran, Buzz Aldrin, Lou Reed, Willie Nelson, Madeline Albright, Jane Goodall, Burt Bacharach, Andrew Wyeth, Vanessa Redgrave, Nadine Gordimer and many more reveal lifetimes of adversity and triumph, and present intimate insights into very public lives.

When you buy the book you also get a the documentary DVD. Here's the trailer.


I like Robert Redford's answer: "Wisdom is about experience which hopefully includes risk taking and being somewhat adventurous." I can see it being a great gift for a graduating friend.

Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original Portraits

Wisdom Book website

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Comment by alice on April 27, 2009 at 4:12pm
@Panda No, just stumbled upon this book while going through some websites. Festival was great though!
Comment by PANDA JU on April 27, 2009 at 3:27pm
One of your finds from the Festival?
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