The good news is: you alone are responsible for your life. The bad news is: you alone are responsible for your life. In other words, life is simply a matter of perspective.
Bibliography for Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life
Books on a variety of topics including
Cantor, Dorothy (with Andrea Thompson)
Hudson, Frederick M. and Pamela D. McLean
Leider, Richard J. and David A. Shapiro
Rich, Phil, et. al.
Sadler, William and James Krefft, Changing Course: Navigating Life After 50 (Center for Third Age Leadership Press, 2007)
Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman's Guide to Recovering Meaning and Balance in Everyday Life ( :2006). (A burning 3rd-age issue, also relevant for men. www.deepriverwithin.com)
Stone, Marika and Howard
Zelinsky, Ernie J.
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom that you Won't Get From your Financial Advisor(Ten Speed Press, 2004)
Critchley, Robert K.
Edwards, Paul and Sarah
Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life (PublicAffairs, 2007)
Sedler, Jeri and Rick Miners
Sher, Barbara (with Annie Gottlieb)
Walker, Jean, EdD
The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom (Sounds True, 2005)
Chinen, Allan B.
Carter, Jimmy and Roselyn
Cohen, Gene D., MD, PhD
The Mature Mind: the Positive Power of the Aging Brain (Basic Books, 2005)
Goldman, Connie and Richard Mahler
Leider, Richard and David Shapiro, Reclaiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose (Berrett-Koehler, 2004)
Sadler, William A.
Vaillant, George E.
Dominguez, Joe and Vicki Robin
Twist, Lynne (with Teresa Barker)
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lessons (Doubleday,1997)
Letter To My Daughter (Random House, 2008)
Baines, Barry K. MD
Ethical Wills: Putting your Values on Paper (Perseus Books, 2006)
Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside: Live Your Legacy Now (Jossey-Bass, 2008)
Elgin, Duane and Coleen LeDrew
Living Legacies: How to Write, Illustrate, and Share Your Life Stories (Conari Press, 2001)
Franco, Carol and Kent Lineback
The Legacy Guide: Capturing the Facts, Memories, and Meaning of Your Life (J. Tarcher/Penguin, 2006)
Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs & Blessings to Future Generations (Fairview Press, 2003)
My Last Wishes: A Journal of Life, Love, Laughs & a Few Final Notes (HarperCollins, 2007)
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth & David Kessler
Life Lessons: Two experts on death and dying teach us about the mysteries of life and living (Scribner, 2000)
Turning Memories into Memoirs: a Handbook for Writing Life Stories (Soleil Press, 2005); The Photo Scribe: A Writing Guide: How to Write the Stories Behind Your Photographs (Soleil Press, 2008)
Levine, Stephen and Ondrea
Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying (Anchor books, 1982)
Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness (HarperCollins, 2002)
What’s Worth Knowing (Penguin Press, 2002)
I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion (Conari Press, 2000)
The Gift of You: How to Tell Your Loved Ones Who You Really Are (Chicago Review Press, 2004)
Chasing Daylight: How my Forthcoming Death Transformed my Life (McGraw Hill, 2006)
Pausch, Randy and Jeffrey Zaslow
The Last Lecture (Hyperion, 2008)
Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History (Swallow Press/U. of Ohio Press, 1997)
Soul Mission, Life Vision: Recognize Your True Gifts and Make Your Mark in the World (Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 2003)
Turnbull, Susan B.,
The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-Step Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will (Benedict Press, 2005, available through www.youre3thicalwill.com)
Underwood, Judy K., Ph.D.,
Dying: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of Peaceful Passing (Odyssey Ink, 2008)
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