Looking Forward: An Optimist's Guide to Retirement

Ellen Freudenheim

Stewart, Tabori and Chang,  January 2005

Just as the best-selling job-hunt guide What Color Is Your Parachute? helped us figure out what we wanted to do for work, Looking Forward helps us figure out what we want to do with our post-career years, whether that means working part-time, traveling to China, writing a novel, or falling in love (again).

Thanks to increased life expectancy, millions of baby boomers on the brink of their 60s can happily anticipate many healthy years to come. Yet they're often at a loss about what to do in this new phase of life. And many may have an unfulfilled dream or two they've never quite been able to shake. In an engaging, encouraging tone, author Ellen Freudenheim offers innovative ways to think about our lives once work is no longer central. Filled with practical tips, informative charts, and revealing quizzes, as well as anecdotes from and profiles of vibrant retirees, Looking Forward is the book that will guide us as we reinvent ourselves in this vital stage of life.

paperback | ISBN: 9781584793427 | Publication Date: January 2005

"Ellen Freudenheim has written the perfect guide for people who want to make the most out of their post-retirement life. Whether you've always dreamed of traveling, starting a new career, or becoming a late-in-life athlete, Looking Forward will help you figure it all out." --Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff

"Looking Forward is an upbeat and uplifting, practical guide to retirement for anyone who has turned the corner of 50 and is interested in how to make the next decades personally fulfilling and meaningful . . . Ellen Freudenheim is both storyteller and inspirational life coach, showing us how to expand our sense of life's options and tailor them to who we are wand want to become." --Steven Axelrod, Ph.D., New York psychologist, executive, career coach, and author of Work and the Evolving Self