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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers (March 25 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887625274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887625275
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Are you in denial about aging, mired in myths, dodging fears and regrets and still haven't cleaned out your basement?  Lyndsay Green’s calm and generous voice will take you to a clear, sunny place where you can plan instead of panicking.  The wisdom she has gathered from serene elders is rich with surprising insights and invigorating challenges to what you thought you knew. This is that rare self-help book that thinks and talks like a grown-up.



The road to Crowd Invisible doesn’t have to be littered with loneliness and boredom, as you will learn in Lyndsay’s book. Discover how others have found the secret to fun and fulfillment. The surprise is that it is NOT all about money.



We’re not just living longer, but we’re dying longer and that fact is the basis for Lyndsay Green’s important new book. If you’re betting you are going to be part of the live-longer and live-better crowd, and let’s be frank, we all want to be, then whether you’re twenty, sixty or anywhere in between you better read this. It’s full of advice, really good advice, that you’ll be grateful you took when you hit those golden plus years.



If you, like me, are finally becoming aware of your mortality and are beginning to wonder if the final third of your life will either be a living hell or a fascinating road to the hereafter, then you’ll love the insights this perceptive "pollster" has garnered form her 40 remarkably wise elders mixed in with solid social science and lots of her own common sense.

(Michael Adams)

About the Author

Lyndsay Green is a sociologist who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning, working with groups as diverse as the World Bank, the National Film Board, and the Inuit of Canada. Lyndsay is known for her thorough research, practical advice, and uncanny and timely ability to tap into current social concerns. She is Chair of the Board of Arts for Children and Youth, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the University of Toronto Art Centre.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By June I. Palmer on May 3 2010
Format: Paperback
We usually think about money when we think about being ready for retirement. This book gives us lots to think about before we decide to retire. What are we going to do with our time? Do we have a passion we can pursue. What do we think about volunteering? Will we have an active social life if we don't go to work? We can live a long time. Good questions and good answers. I heartily recommend this book for any age group.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Harris on Feb. 1 2011
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This book should be required reading for anyone over 45 years of age. I read the opening chapter and thought, "Holy cow! Here's my family in a nutshell!" Then I kept reading and couldn't put it down. I read it in 24 hours, then went online and bought 12 copies for myself and all my friends (all in our 50's). Good for looking at your parents' view, but also good preparedness training for MY elder years! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Don't just buy one, order a dozen, and you will be glad you did!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Poulin on July 12 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a must read for anyone that will be retired soon or is retired. She has many great references, so keep a paper handy as you read for jotting down notes. It also makes a great gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CPislander on Feb. 18 2011
Format: Paperback
Every Boomer, or person contemplating retiring, should read this book before they do. Great information on what you need to do before and during retirement.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ron Edmonton on March 22 2010
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I'm anxiously waiting for its release since watching CBC's One-On-One with Peter Mansbridge the week ending March 21, 2010. I was particularly interested in the observation from many of the "successful" (i.e. "content") seniors interviewees that reflects the truism of Charles Swindoll's observation: "I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."
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This book raised many points for discussion in our Book Club, members ages 65-75 years.
In order to age well, we have choices to make…to keep active socially/relationally, physically and intellectually.
These areas are well covered, along with a good sense of humor.
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