Posts Tagged ‘Advice’


Retirement Is Murder – “Clues”

September 25, 2015


Retirement Is Murder by Susan Santangelo

This is not a book you would expect. The narrator is in her sixties and she gets her husband (unhappy with work) to plan for retirement (or so she thinks. He believes this will be a new client.)

Why would this be on Kindle (not exactly a media for older readers)? Why the subject of retirement (not something people usually plan)? And why am I reviewing this (who happily waddle through my own senior years without much direction)?

It is free. And worth thinking about. Not the plot which is kind of interesting, but what retirement means today.

I asked my 80 year old neighbor some of the discussion questions at the end of the book. If like him, and me, you don’t have a clue to your answers, read this book.

4 out of 5


Adventures for Your Soul – “Life Changing”

June 9, 2015

Soul Book_

Adventures for Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser

This is the kind of book I get for someone else to read (my wife, my daughter). I am suspicious of anything with “soul” in the title. But, despite the very small print, I thought I would give this a glance. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

Some of the chapters, “we fixate on our flaws” and “why we get comfortable being uncomfortable,” for example, are useful, but larger questions, such as, “if your life were a movie and you were a leading character how would you want to be portrayed” and “what did you want to be when you were still a kid?” keep you awake at night thinking.

This book can literally change your life. But this comes at a price. We have spent our whole time thinking one way, and now we are asked to consider life differently. Books used to ask us to do this in college, but it has been years of mystery novels and TV reruns. Now…”but there is only this life and we do matter.”

4 out of 5


SHUT UP, STOP WHINING & GET A LIFE – “The less people have to say the more they feel compelled to say it.”

July 15, 2011

Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life

by Larry Winget

from SmarterComics

63 pages, $12.95

So how do you take a book of someone telling you how to lead your life in the form of a comic? At first, not too seriously. Oh there are some clever images (such as the blowhard Larry Winget in the guise of a Captain Marvel super hero that diffuses  Read the rest of this entry ?