cover image The Third ACT: Reinventing Yourself After Retirement

The Third ACT: Reinventing Yourself After Retirement

Edgar M. Bronfman, Author, Catherine Whitney, With Penguin Putnam $25.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-399-14869-9

Addressing the disappointment or apprehension many retirees feel when faced with a lifestyle change, Edgar M. Bronfman offers The Third Act: Reinventing Yourself After Retirement. The author, who retired as CEO of Seagram's at age 65, presents practical advice from notable leaders including Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Katharine Graham, Kitty Carlisle Hart and others. Their suggestions range from volunteering in order to expand one's horizons, to exercising for longevity, to nurturing close family relationships for inspiration. One appendix gives short bios of the interviewees; another lists resources such as AARP and the Peace Corps. This is a respectful and honest guide to enjoying life after retirement. (June 10)