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

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jul 21, 2008 - Self-Help - 160 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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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

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Contents

foreword by richard bolles
prologuea territory with no maps
part 1savoring the world
chapter 1hunting the invisible game
chapter 2 how to die happy
part 2saving the world
chapter 3living a life to die for
chapter 4why purpose is good medicine
chapter 6putting your whole self in
epiloguepassing the axe
notes
index
about the authors
finding your way resources
More books from Richard Leider and David Shapiro
about berrettkoehler publishers

part 3finding your way
chapter 5connecting with others
be connected
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Richard J. Leider is an expert on career and lifestyle strategies for individuals and organizations. His previous books include The Inventurers, The Power of Purpose, and Life Skills. He is founder and partner of The Inventure Group, a training consulting firm in Minneapolis.

David Shapiro is a pianist-composer who attended Northwestern University and Berklee College of Music. He has written music for theater and television, screenplays, and speeches for major corporations. He met his wife three weeks into college and proposed to her two days later. Now, after twenty-five years, they have four children. After suffering the agonizing loss of his sister to breast cancer, he was driven to write this book. He is a lifelong fanatic Chicago White Sox fan and waits faithfully for their eventual triumph

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