Jane Pauley, “America’s baby boomer” (Tom Brokaw), offers an inspirational guidebook “chockablock with keen insights for career transitions…Compelling” (USA TODAY).
In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it’s not an end, but the beginning of something new. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, offers humor and insight about the journey forward. The New York Times bestseller Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all.
Jane is not an advice giver but a storyteller. Here she tells her own and introduces readers to the fascinating people she has featured on her award-winning Today show segment, “Life Reimagined Today.” You’ll meet Betsy McCarthy, who traded in her executive briefcase for knitting needles; Gid Pool, who launched a career as a stand-up comic; Richard Rittmaster, who joined the National Guard Chaplain Corps; Trudy Lundgren, who took her home on the road in an RV; Paulie Gee, who opened a successful pizzeria in Brooklyn; and many more.
“Jane Pauley is a wonderful guide to all the different ways you can open new doors in life, many of which lead to unexpected places. She shows with humor and insight why the journey to reinvention can come from all kinds of places and produce all kinds of joys” (Michael J. Fox). Your Life Calling is delightful, compelling, and motivating for anyone asking “What am I going to do with my supersized life?”
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The best parts of the book are where Jane Pauley writes about herself. I did not know she was bipolar. She also talks about herself and some of her insecurities.
The book is highly anecdotal. I felt the book should have been divided into two sections with one section about people pursuing new interests and another about people pursuing new careers.
Many of the people in this book I would say are in retirement-they don't have to worry about money. I think that is a common form of reinvention-people in retirement who no longer have to worry about money so they can pursue what they are interested in rather than make money. Benjamin Franklin and Bill Gates might be examples of this type of reinvention.
However, I think this book will be a disappointment to many people who are fifty plus (like myself) who are looking for a change but still need to work. Many of the women in this book did not need to work for money. This is in a contrast to me and...
This is a book for people who are approaching or presently experiencing their “senior” (sorry for the dirty word) years. As you will learn from this book there is a whole world out there waiting to be explored for those who can get their imagination together. Jane Pauley has done a nice job of describing many of these possibilities. She has done it with wit, humor and candor. Is your age and lifestyle making you depressed? Attitude is everything. Reading this book could be a game changer for almost everyone.
Just three weeks ago I left my job due to health reasons. Stress and anxiety were overwhelming me. Not knowing what to do now that I was unemployed and wondering how at 58 I was going to find a job this book made me see that there is hope to make a change. Something better is possible
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