Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
By Jane Pauley
Hardcover | E-book
January 7, 2014
IN 2014, EVERY BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE REACHED THE MILESTONE AGE OF 50. FOR MOST, IT’S NOT AN END BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW.
This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead. Research has shown that people in their 50s are more vital now than they were only 10 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, gives voice to the opportunities of her generation—and the next one too—offering humor and insight about the journey forward. 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, produced and sponsored by AARP. 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. Their stories are delightful, compelling, and inspiring for anyone asking, “What am I going to do with my supersized life?”