Posted on 10 April 2012
By Mark Miller
Here’s something I never thought I’d do: publish an essay in a volume alongside Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Jimmy Carter.
But the editors at Sellers Publishers invited me about a year ago to contribute to a volume of essays called 65 Things to Do When You Retire, 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life. Proceeds go to cancer research, and they promised an interesting roster of co-contributors, so I readily agreed.
The book was published recently, and it’s a very engaging collection of brief, thoughtful essays on how to find fulfilling — and often unusual — retirement pathways. Contributors include those who have been there, and those who coach others on how to retire.
The celebrity authors include former President Carter, Ms. Steinem and Jane Fonda. You’ll also find contributions by well-known voices on retirement and aging, including Kerry Hannon, Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners, John E. Nelson, Helen Dennis, Art Koff and Ernie J. Zelinski.
My contribution discusses encore careers.