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Thinking about Tomorrow: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife

by Susan Crandell

Nowadays people in their 40s and 50s--the revolutionary generation of the1960s and 1970s--are not walking quietly into their sunset years. In THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW, Susan Crandell, a prominent journalist who describes her own self-rediscovery at 52, surveys the possibilities open to her readers in such areas as travel, work, family, and health. In the process she provides vivid profiles of dozens of men and women who have remade their lives in fascinating ways. The book offers guidance to midlifers who yearn for a more fulfilling life, and includes a valuable list of resources including books, magazines, organizations, and related Web sites that will motivate and enable readers to embrace the promise of their middle years with a renewed sense of optimism and vigor.

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