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Something to Live for: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life

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Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari, (referencing a trip the authors took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Fran
Feb 15, 2016 Fran rated it liked it
I bought this Richard J. Leider/David A. Shapiro book a few years ago because I had read some of Leider's other work about finding hope and purpose in our older years. I didn't read it until now and was motivated because Leider was appearing locally talking about another book "The Power of Purpose." Our Beach Cities Health District had sponsored him and apparently groups are being formed to study the Purpose book.

I did hear him speak and he was very good and we all received a copy of Purpose. Le
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Apr 02, 2015 Tracy rated it liked it
I got this book from the library to gain knowledge about dealing with my mother-in-law, and not myself. I liked that the authors used trips to Africa as illustrations of finding purpose in their lives as they aged. It all tied in neatly with the John Ortberg Bible study I just completed. I don't know that I learned anything that I didn't already know, but it was a quick read and a good topic.
Gayle
Aug 21, 2016 Gayle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking

Very helpful and practical advice on how to live a productive and meaningful life in the second half. No cookie cutter answers, but lots of ideas and activities to help figure it out.
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Jan 13, 2013 Eric Bell rated it really liked it
Excellent book on retirement, but more actually on finding something meaningful in life. Would highly recommend as a great book for some inward examination of one's life.
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Richard’s ten books, including three best sellers, have sold over one million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field. Richard’s “inventures” in writing books have taken him to events with readers in all 50 states, every Canadian province, and 15 countries.

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