Front and back paperback cover for Gene Jones' book, Younger and WiserA unique literary masterpiece richly seasoned with wisdom, humor and inspiration

Younger and Wiser takes readers on an uplifting journey full of insights, inspiration and practical wisdom applicable to everyday life. Its innovative use of backstories blends poetry and prose to create a dynamic new storytelling genre that offers a unique mind-expanding reading adventure on every page.

By providing an intimate glimpse into the author’s eclectic mind, Younger and Wiser reveals profound observations that pave the path to mindfulness. This innovative literary gem also serves as a self-help journal full of universal truths and profound advice on personal growth and self-awareness.

Younger and Wiser’s final page includes a link to the author’s Nine Pillars of Creativity, which defines and explains nine essential character traits guaranteed to enhance creativity for solving the problems and challenges of everyday life. Added during the Coronavirus pandemic to help people find solutions to that unique predicament, this bonus feature provides the keys to unlocking the creative process, thereby illuminating an empowering path to lifelong creative growth.

What people are saying about Younger and Wiser:

“Younger and Wiser is an inspiring collection with mainstream appeal…a groundbreaking style
that helps bridge the gap between eclectic verse and creative memoir.”
– Foreward Clarion Reviews

“Younger and Wiser draws important connections between the poetic form, philosophical thought, and the psychological interplays between life experience, creativity and growth. Readers should expect a wide range of topics, verse that enlightens, and backstory discussions that incorporate self-help approaches into the structure of a memoir. The inspirational, peaceful result is recommended reading for not just poets and self-help readers, but those who enjoy memoirs paired with commentary on life experience and lessons.”
– Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Jones’ book is intimate, philosophical, and replete with existential wisdom.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Inspirational and stunning.”
– Writer’s Digest

“Younger and Wiser is a journey as well as an eye-opener blending the upsides of aging and youth with wisdom and passion. This book made me think, laugh, cry, and express gratitude. I thank the author for this deep exercise in introspection and self-development. Readers who enjoy poetry, self-development and introspective books will enjoy and learn from this offering. I award this piece the maximum rating of five out of five stars.”
– Youngreader720/Online Book Club

“Younger and Wiser offers flashes of genius and profound creative insights into a wide range of subjects.
Jones provides an inspiring window into his soul and a mirror in the reflection of our own.”
– Michael J. Gelb, author of the best-seller  How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

“The use of backstories is pure genius! This book should be in the self-help section
because it magically helps readers learn so much about themselves.”
– Marcia Blau, LSCW

“Younger and Wiser is a book filled with deeply moving heartfelt beauty.”
– Dan Hurley, The 60-Second Novelist

What an amazing book! It has the most unique format I have ever seen, blending an eclectic mixture of literary styles that are easy to read and digest. This book is a great conversation starter, as it covers so many different topics with humor, wit and compassion. The author brilliantly taps into universal themes that resonate with so many diverse human challenges and emotions. Every page of Younger and Wiser is full of creative stories and profound life lessons. It is truly an inspiring gem.
– Ann/Amazon Reviews

This is a great book. A series of amazing meditative essays disguised as poems, with truly interesting backstories about how and why they were written. The poems and backstories are inspiring and full of wisdom. I’m not normally into poetry, but this is something else.
– Angela Benson/Amazon Reviews

Insightful and thought-provoking at the same time…Gene Jones’  book is a fresh take on so many subjects….subjects most of us don’t focus on, but really should.
– Millie Sz/Amazon Reviews

An inspired reading adventure…a symphony of insights from all parts of the author’s thoughtful lifetime adventure. Gene Jones takes us everywhere in this book…Whether you inhale this book in one reading or sit with it one piece at a time, you will enjoy the journey. It will make you laugh, sigh, see yourself between the lines, and soak up the wisdom!
– MFB/Amazon Reviews

A great read for everyone, but also a valuable tool for other writers.
– William Armitage/Amazon Reviews

What a cool idea brilliantly conceived and executed!
– E.Z. Writer/Amazon Reviews

Younger and Wiser soothes the soul. It’s a reminder of the ancient wisdom that exists within. A true triumph!
– SheShopsOG/Amazon Reviews

I recommend this treasure of poetic expression for anyone who desires a fresh perspective of what it is to really experience the present moment. You will not be disappointed.
– E. Nelson Duran/Amazon Reviews