Something to Live for: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jul 1, 2008 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 166 pages
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Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari, (referencing a trip the authors took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a journey of discovery. In what may be their most personal book to date, Leider and Shapiro share dozens of moving stories, from both their own experiences and those of their safari companions, that offer sometimes surprising examples of lives well-lived, lives that exemplify the qualities of authenticity and wholeheartedness that they believe are essential to finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life. There are many pathways to putting our whole selves into life, especially during the second half, and in Something to Live For, Leider and Shapiro explore many routes to vital aging.

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User Review  - chsbellboy - LibraryThing

Excellent book on retirement, but more actually on finding something meaningful in life. Would highly recommend as a great book for some inward examination of one's life. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Richard J. Leider is the founder and chairman of the Inventure Group. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 5 most respected executive coaches and by the Conference Board as a legend in coaching. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including the bestselling "Repacking Your Bags".

Shapiro is a writer, consultant, and education director of the northwest center for philosophy for children.

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