Last summer I was approached by the publisher of a new book scheduled to be released in March 2012. He asked if I'd be willing to contribute an article for inclusion in "65 Things To Do When You Retire." All authors who agreed to be part of this project were asked to donate their writing for free with the understanding that all royalties from the sale of the book would go to nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing and curing cancer.
Obviously, I was honored by his request for my presence in such a worthwhile product. But, I became really intrigued when I learned the caliber of folks who would I would share space with. Former President Jimmy Carter agreed, as did Gloria Steinem, Ernie Zelinski, Liz Pryor from Good Morning America, novelist Stephanie Cowell, and Jane Fonda. Fellow retirement bloggers and friends Sydney Lagier, Dave Bernard and Bill Birnbaum are also included, along with 55 others.
The articles are grouped into seven different sections that cover just about everything you might encounter during your satisfying retirement:
- Redefining Retirement
- Your Retirement Game Plan
- Do Good By Giving Back
- How Working in Retirement Can Work For You
- A new Freedom To be Yourself
- Family Matters
- Go For It
My article immediately follows President Carter's and is the story of my foray into prison ministry. With some modifications that story was originally published in this blog in February, 2011: Pushing Back Against The Box
I have read the articles included in this 400 page book and can heartily endorse it as an important addition to your home library. The articles are practical, bold, adventurous, and inspiring. This paperback book is available from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Remember that royalties will go to help provide a cure for the curse of cancer.
I am very happy to be part of this important project and hope you will consider buying a copy (under $15) to benefit cancer prevention and finding a cure. Thank you Publisher Mark Chimsky, Sellers Publishing, and my fellow travelers on the journey to a fulfilling and satisfying retirement.