You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? Paperback – Mar 25 2010
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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.(Michelle Landsberg, author of Women and Children First)
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.(Vicki Gabereau)
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.(Peter Mansbridge, The National, CBC)
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 Author of Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values)
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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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Definitely impacted my decision making as I approached retirement! An essential read if you are in the throes of planning!Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the book ,,,I thought it was one of the better self help book for persons retiring .....I like the point we spend so much time planning and saving for retirement .. Read morePublished 5 months ago by KevinHenry
This book makes us aware of how much longer we may end up living than people on average in earlier days. How do we take advantage of this additional time?Published 23 months ago by Gerrit Bilkes
In the Senior world, this book is very informative. Highly recommend it. Heard the author speak and she was very knowledgeable,Published 23 months ago by Sharon
As a senior I found it helpful to think about the issues that face us as we age rather than the more common narrow focus on having enough dollars to be able to retire. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2013 by Malcolm Rust