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My Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

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My Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, by Abigail Trafford

Hardcover book published by Basic Books, copyright 2004, 1st printing
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Basic Books (first published December 15th 2003)
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Jeanne
May 28, 2009 Jeanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Boomers
I loved this book! There were stories of hope and rebirth. It was the exactly right book for the time in my life.
Jo
Jun 26, 2011 Jo rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book. I picked it up at just the right time for me. I’ve been kind of burnt out and very restless. I’m ready for something different, but I don’t know what! Turns out, these feelings are normal for my age. LOL, who knew?

Trafford refers to this topsy-turvy time of emotional, physical and spiritual crises of late adulthood (mid to late, surely I'm not in late adulthood at 51 yet?) as a “Second Adolescence” comparing it to the storms of one’s adolescence. Her descriptions will
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Joel Justiss
Feb 07, 2009 Joel Justiss rated it liked it
Shelves: living, psychology
This book discusses the issues and opportunities faced by people in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Trafford argues that these years are similar in some ways to adolescence, but with a larger base and greater freedom. With examples from many interviews, she identifies ways in which people find new purpose in life and deepen their relationships during this period.

25 Teenagers and people in their 60s both struggle with how to be your own person and how to stay connected.
35 Writing is a process, not a prod
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Vickie
Sep 01, 2007 Vickie rated it really liked it
Anyone under the age of about 50 won't care two whits for this book, and that's as it should be. I normally eschew self-help books aggressively, but I happened on to this one when I really needed it, and it turned out to be very, very helpful. Great stories about smart women.
Laurie
Oct 21, 2015 Laurie rated it liked it
This book really spoke to me as someone over 50 and recently retired. Gave me a new perspective on the possibilities for the rest of my time on earth, and an understanding that what I've been going through in redefining myself is perfectly normal and natural
Jeannie
Jul 23, 2008 Jeannie rated it it was ok
Very interesting information about the years between middle age and old age.
Yvonne Carter
Jan 16, 2013 Yvonne Carter rated it it was ok
I don't know what it is with self-help books.
Debbie
Oct 14, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read for 50 +
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