65 Things To Do When You Retire - Making The Most Of The Rest Of Your Life

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A collection of 65 essays that provide practical and entertaining advice about how to create a fulfilling retirement. Retirement is no longer just about recreational activities like shuffleboard and golf - nowadays, it's often about re-creation: reinventing oneself and having the time to do all the things that got deferred while working 9 to 5.

For everyone reaching this milestone stage of life, this book is filled with practical and bold advice - and celebrates the idea that the best is yet to come! The contributors include recognizable names, like Jimmy Carter and Gloria Steinem, as well as others who have created dynamic lives post-retirement. Other contributors include respected retirement experts.

"One of the best guides to later life. Thoughtful, enlightening, and at times, very funny."  -The Wall Street Journal

"the best book to read at age 65" -The Washington Post

  • 65 Things To Do When You Retire is part of the successful series that celebrates milestone life events

  • The perfect gift book for anyone celebrating their retirement

  • For everyone reaching this milestone stage of life, this book is filled with practical and bold advice - and celebrates the idea that the best is yet to come
Contributors include:

Jimmy Carter • Gloria Steinem • Mort Gerberg • John E. Nelson • Jeri Sedlar and RIck Miners • Kerry Hannon • Liz Pryor • Nancy K. Schlossberg • Bill Roiter • Peter Spiers • Andrew Carle and more!

More than $350,000 has been generated in royalties from the sales of this milestone series, and donated to charities dedicated to cancer research and prevention.

About the Author

Mark Evan Chimsky is the head of Mark Chimsky Editorial Services Unlimited, an editorial consulting business based in Portland, Maine. In his publishing career he has been editor-in-chief at Sellers Publishing, executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco, and head of the paperback divisions at both Little, Brown and Macmillan. He has edited a number of best-selling books, including Johnny Cash's memoir, Cash, and he has worked with such notable authors as Arthur Hertzberg, Melody Beattie, Beryl Bender Birch, and Robert Coles. He conceived of the long-running series The Best American Erotica, compiled by Susie Bright, and he was the first editor to reissue the works of Dawn Powell. Mark's original anthologies include Congratulations, Graduate! and 65 Things to Do When You Retire, which the Wall Street Journal called; [one of] the year's best guides to later life; His editorial achievements have been noted in Vanity Fair, the Nation, and Publishers Weekly. Mark has also taught at New York University's Center for Publishing and was the director of the book section of their Summer Publishing Institute. He currently teaches at Emerson College in Boston. In addition, he is an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have appeared in JAMA, Wild Violet, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, and Mississippi Review.

400 pages, softcover

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"