Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty

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Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty

Format:  Paperback,

303 pages

Publisher: Sellers Pub Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2005

ISBN-13: 9781569065907

ISBN-10: 156906590X

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Don?t even think about turning 50 without this book! A compilation for short essays, musings, and reflections written by experts and celebrities from all walks of life on the subject of turning 50. This book comprises a veritable instructions manual for how to turn 50, everything from how to readjust your stock portfolio to how to readjust your underwear (to allow for more breathing room?wearing comfortable clothing is a privilege you have more than earned by now). The most valuable aspect of this book is the hopeful, upbeat feeling you are left with after reading what each of the authors has to say about his or her big 5-0 experience. All royalties from this book are being donated to cancer research.


Publisher: Sellers Pub Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2005
ISBN-13: 9781569065907
ISBN-10: 156906590X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 303
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 156906590

Chapter outline

Finding Your 50-something attitudep. 15
Stop complainingp. 17
Look for what's hopeful and go with itp. 22
Write your own top ten listp. 26
Find your inner elegyp. 31
Keep a sense of adventurep. 34
Making peace with the mirrorp. 39
Stop obsessing about your flawsp. 41
Put your best face forwardp. 45
Wear comfortable clothesp. 50
Take your self backp. 54
Redefining fitnessp. 61
Take a hikep. 63
Limber up. Get flex-y with itp. 69
Indulge yourself in a playground fantasyp. 75
Learn to belly dancep. 80
Power up your tennis gamep. 86
Sit still: meditation is medicinalp. 91
Staying strongp. 97
Eat like a cavemanp. 99
Take heartp. 104
Bone upp. 110
Buff up your brainp. 116
Stop squintingp. 121
Stop the flash: eat soy and flaxp. 126
Look within: get a colonoscopyp. 131
Managing your career at midlifep. 137
Reappraise yourselfp. 139
Stay curious, be relevant, and Thrive!p. 147
Hire yourselfp. 152
Stop proving yourselfp. 158
Now that you're tops at what you do, teachp. 163
Mastering your moneyp. 167
Pay off your mortgagep. 169
Bulk up your portfolio's defensep. 174
Rethink your insurance strategyp. 179
Strengthen your willp. 184
Budget to your 100th birthdayp. 189
Get smart about the IRSp. 195
Embrace your inner Trumpp. 200
Give something backp. 206
Having fun like a grown-upp. 213
Get your mojo workingp. 215
Drive a race carp. 221
Play golf in Scotlandp. 226
Throw a slow-dance partyp. 232
Lose the listp. 237
Go fishingp. 243
Check your "turning 50" horoscopep. 248
Jump off a bridgep. 255
Never cease the mental fightp. 260
Watching the big picturep. 265
Don't go off the deep endp. 267
Let your life flash before your eyesp. 274
Read the Torahp. 280
Time to start unlearningp. 285
Live your faith and enjoy the worldp. 291
Trade strength for wisdomp. 297
About the Editorsp. 300
Acknowledgmentsp. 302
Creditsp. 303


Review by Library Journal (2005-09-15)

Helping baby boomer's as they age has become a popular subject for writers who are often boomer's themselves. The messages are usually upbeat and optimistic, ensuring readers that the best times are ahead. In The Power Years, Dychtwald (Age Power) and Kadlec, a senior writer at Time magazine, focus on the choices and opportunities that are available upon retirement, with more time for friends, family, learning, and fun. They combine inspirational case stories and practical advice to help seniors start new businesses and rekindle the love fires.

While all readers will relish the positive message, the book will best suit the affluent. Editor Sellers commissioned experts like Rabbi Harold Kushner, clothing designer Diane Von Furstenberg, and makeup artist Bobbi Brown to write essays dealing with attitude, appearance, fitness, career, money, and fun. Garrison Keillor tells readers to stop complaining, while Harold Bloom advises them to read the classics. Doctors discuss nutrition and life-saving procedures, while financial experts talk about investments.

It's a great book to browse or read piecemeal. Highly recommended; sales of the book will be donated to cancer organizations. In The Time of Your Life, Wheeler, a columnist on aging for the Ventura County, CA, STAR, has collected her best work on health, recreation, creative activities, grandparenting, new careers, and relationships; her goal is to help readers grow older with zest and enjoyment. To her credit, she also covers the importance of pets, crimes against seniors, and end-of-life issues-subjects not found in similar books on aging. This is an enjoyable and helpful read, though Wheeler's family anecdotes and pictures detract. For larger libraries.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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