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Skinning the Cat: A Baby Boomer's Guide to the New Retiree Lifestyles

Joan Fitting Scott (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3358-3 ©2006
Price: $9.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 74 pages
Category/Subject: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Aging

Skinning the Cat: A Baby Boomer’s Guide to the New Retiree Lifestyles is a guide for retirees who want to turn their retirement years into productive years.

When Dad retired, he played golf. Times have changed. Today's retirees have a different plan. They see retirement as a time to reinvent themselves; after all, they marched in the streets, explored sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. They'll choose adventure over safety, trade green eyeshades for whisks, calculators for palettes. And they’ll live longer than did Dad. They'll have time to explore life's options. If they continue work—most will—they'll have money to fund the exploration. What will they choose to do? Skinning the Cat looks at how we’ll spend our time in retirement, whether it’s continuing full-time work, starting a business, working part time, volunteering or traveling.

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Customer Reviews

  Skinning The Cat , 10/09/2006
Reviewer: Mary Francine Keilly
Joan Fitting Scott's book, "Skinning The Cat - A Baby Boomer's Guide To The Retiree Lifestyles" epitomizes the expression "Big things come in small packages."

Chock full of useful information for retirees, Scott's little book brims with tips and suggestions on every page. She navigates retirees through options they may never have previously considered.

Ms. Scott has thorougly researched her subject and with clarity cites in detail web sites, books, organizations and phone numbers, enabling the reader to plan a rich and rewarding reirement.

Scott depicts retirement years as a potpourri of exciting and varied options for all tastes. Older retirees, who have become bored with their lives, will become excited and energized. Reading myriad ideas presented in this gem of a book, they will begin to realize how fulfilling, vital and interesting the "older years" can become.

Joan Fitting Scott's "Skinning The Cat" is a must read for soon-to-be and already retired men and women.

Mary Francine Keilly Freelance Writers Network

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  A Great Resource! , 10/17/2006
Reviewer: Mellanie True Hills
If you are approaching retirement, even if it is a few years away, you will find "Skinning the Cat" to be full of stories, examples, ideas, and resources to jump-start your thinking about your own retirement options. This book explores the many options that will keep us Boomers engaged and active, holding off the aging process. Joan Fitting Scott examines retirement from every angle, providing a comprehensive approach to deciding what is right for you for the second chapter of your life. "Skinning the Cat" is a great resource!

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  Skinning the Cat , 10/17/2006
Reviewer: Karen Werner
Reading the book "Skinning the Cat" was a rare treat. If you are interested in developing a well-lived life, it is imperitive that you read Joan Fitting Scott's book. Most books I have read for self improvement are filled with platitudes. Ms. Scott's book give you concrete information to explore your ever-developing life. It is a must read in order to help reinvent your life and be all that you can be.

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  A Valuable Read , 11/10/2006
Reviewer: EJ Lorimer
Keep this book in mind as you contemplate what to do in retirement. The options are many, as Scott makes clear. A great reference as well - not only personally, but also for business strategy development.

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  Great book! , 12/02/2006
Reviewer: Mary Steele
This book makes so much sense. We Boomers are not going to define retirement like our parents have ... Not only does this book give a lot of ideas of different approaches to older years, but also reminds us that it is ok to continually evolve and change what we do as we grow older. I enjoyed this practical book.

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