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It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now: HOW TO CREATE YOUR SECOND LIFE AT ANY AGE

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Shattering the myth that turns midlife (or any age) into a crisis, this provocative guide is packed with sage advice.
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 23rd 2013 by Dell (first published 1998)
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Pamela Wells
This is a fun book for middle-age Seekers who are really tired of waiting for their lives to begin! Barbara says it is never too late unless you don't start now. So start by reading this light-hearted book that keeps the to-do list simple yet wonderfully inspirational.

I also don't mind saying I read this book before turning 40. It is now part of my permanent collection of inspirational wisdom books. I think this book can be relevant to anyone at any age who is ready to begin a life of purpose a
R. C.
Most surprising fact from this book: we have midlife crises when we reach the age our parents were when we first became aware of our parents' age. By that definition, I should have hit one at age 28. There definitely was some turbulence that year, but I think this book's message of "reframe - it's actually great to be [thing you are afraid of]" was already pretty solidly in my coping skills basket. The practical advice assumes a 1950s middle class existence, too. I'm part of a generation that wa ...more
Barbara Sher suggests you read this book if you feel you may be going through a midlife crisis but I think many people who feel their life needs a change will enjoy her book. Like a few of her other books I've read, she includes a lot (too many) real-life examples, which can be helpful if you need those, but can also make the book longer and make you lose track of her points. So if you need, skim through it as I did and read the parts that speak to you. There's definitely some valuable informati ...more
Although somewhat date in terms of contextual references, this is a great book for redefining age--and living fully after 40. For Sher, this truly is "the time of your life," when you stop being the plaything of biology, and start living a life you define. Lots of exercises to make each chapters insights pertinent to the reader, with the usual Sher humor and warmth.
I started this book...stopped...started again. Kind of did that over and over. I think I wanted more concrete things to do. Pretty good ideas in the book but I think all I took away was a new mantra...the title can be pretty compelling when need be!
The suggestions aren't bad, but I could buy her rationals explaining problems and attitudes after 40 and they take up over half the book.
From my "self-help" collection. Some good ideas and optimism.
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Barbara Sher is a speaker, career/lifestyle coach, and best-selling author of seven books on goal achievement. Her books have sold millions of copies and been translated into many languages. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, and Good Morning America and her public television specials ai
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