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This second edition of the author's popular memoir and guide for living a fulfilling retirement adds significant new material on dealing with the challenges of retirement based on the author's experiences, new interviews and research since the first edition was published. It emphasizes the emotional challenges to retirement, including loneliness, feelings of not being useful, loss of loved ones, relating to loved ones, making new friends, finding a passion, travel, and other ways to make retirement the best time of your life.

Boyd Lemon shows you how he secured the best time of his life in retirement and how you can do it too. Learn how to take life more slowly, notice, and revel in the beauty of the world around you, most important, how to find and pursue your passion and live fully. Married or single, discover how to avoid the loneliness or episodic depression that many retirees suffer from. Too much leisure time is often an expressway to boredom, frustration, and unhappiness. The author tells you how to avoid this unhappiness through a few steps that anyone can take.

©2010 Boyd Lemon (P)2016 Boyd Lemon

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  • Jayne
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 01-15-18

too much pop psy

What would have made Retirement: A Memoir and Guide - Second Edition better?

less platitudes taken from popular psychology and more personal asides - that's why i got the book - while he qualifies some of his asides as his opinion, which is great, the this is what is good to do is just very obvious

What could Boyd Lemon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

make it his personal journey - not a stand to lecture on the obvious - various of his conclusions do not resonate - i'm a psychologist so i was very disappointed when he went that way - i do think there is a need for pure first person accounts of retirement

Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

it was ok