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The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50

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Renowned sociologist Dr. Lawrence-Lightfoot challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 1.500
Michael K

An academics stilted view of life

by Michael K on Jan 9, 2014

I fortunately live in a social community where change is constant along with related growth and hoped the book would deal with the challenges of the 'third chapter' as opposed to telling stories of bravery and discovery by people who have had narrow lives, like the author, and then branch out. I am sorry I bought this book and when I went to resell it at Green Apple they said they did not even want it.

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Bull6

Some helpful Portions

by Bull6 on Apr 22, 2010

Interesting look at the transition to retirement portion of ones life. A good portion of the text delt with individuals prior to retirement. Many of the subjects interviewed for the book were either quite neurotic, had under developed personalities, or were stuck in the past making the book "not helpful" in balance. I am near retirement and my sister just retired. I had hoped to read this book (recommended to me by a friend) and share it with my sister. I was disappointed.

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