Recommended Books

In addition to Project Renewment, here are several books that cover broad issues related to aging, as well as some specifically for women.  

Successful Aging & Transitions

Live Smart After 50:  The Experts Guide to Life Planning in Uncertain Times by The Life Planning Network (Life Planning Network, 2012)

The Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher (Workman Publishing, 2013).

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ by Kerry Hannon (John Wiley & Sons, 2012)

Becoming a Life Change Artist:  7 Creative SKills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life by Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan (Avery, 2010).

Encore:  Find Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life by Marc Freedman (PublicAffairs, 2007).

The Big Shift:  Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife by Marc Freedman (Public Affairs, 2011).

With Purpose:  Going From Success to Significance in Work and Life by Ken Dychtwald (Collins Living, 2010). 

Successful Aging by John W. Rowe and Robert L.Kahn (Random House, 1998)

The Creative Age:  Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life by Gene D. Cohen  (Harper Colling, 2000).

The Mature Mind:  The Positive Power of the Aging Brain
by Gene D. Cohen (Basic Books, 2005).

Ageless:  Take Control of Your Age and Stay Youthful for Life
by Edward L. Schneider (Rodale Books, 2003).

The Memory Bible:  An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young
by Gary Small (Hyperion Books, 2003).

The Memory Prescription:  Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep your Brain and Body Young
by Gary Small (Hyperion, 2004).


My Time:  Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Abigail Trafford (Basic Books, 2004).

As Time Goes By:  Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity by Abigail Trafford (Basic Books, 2009).

Smart Women Don't Retire, They Break Free by The Transition Network and Gail Rentsch (Springboard, 2008).

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins (Little Brown and Company, 2009).

50 is the new 50: 10 Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood by Suzanne Braun Levine (Viking, 2009).

Inventing the Rest of Our Lives:  Women in Second Adulthood by Suzanne Braun Levine (Viking, 2005).


The Blue Zones:  Lessons For Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner, (National Geographic Society, 2008).

The Longevity Prescription: 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life by Robert N. Butler, MD (Avery, 2010).


Don't Retire, Rewire by Jerry Sedlar ad Rick Minor (Alpha, 2003, 2nd edition 2008).

The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work and Living by Mark Miller (Bloomberg Press, 2010).

Claiming Your Place at the Fire:  Living the Second Half of your Life on Purpose by Richard J. Leider & David A. Shapiro (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004).

Breaking the Watch:  the Meaning of Retirement in America by Joel S Savishinsky (Cornell University Press, 2000).