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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (April 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594603227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594603228
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alive and Kicking is an engaging, even entertaining and uplifting, book about a subject most of us who are getting on in life often avoid: arranging our affairs for our latter years to avoid medical, financial, and legal troubles. I will use it myself and recommend it to patients, friends, and loved ones. --Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

The best way one can prevent themselves from becoming a burden on their families as they age is making sure the money they saved for their retirement stays saved for retirement and is only used for that purpose. Alive and Kicking: Legal Advice for Boomers grants legal advice so you can keep your money so when you finally do go and kick that bucket, your family has something other than massive debts to remember you by. Tips on living wills, scams and identity theft, caring for your own parents in your own advanced age, issues involving age discrimination, driving, sex, and more are covered. While treating itself as a law book first, Alive and Kicking: Legal Advice for Boomers isn't afraid to crack a joke or bust out a poem now and again, giving a different and attractive flavor, making it highly recommended for anyone who is rapidly approaching retirement age and wants to be prepared for it in the modern world. Also recommended to community library law shelves. --The Midwest Book Review

An encyclopedic legal reference with the down-home philosophy and wit of a Will Rogers. Astoundingly exhaustive in its range of subjects, the book provides accurate, to-the-point legal advice wryly enriched by poetry, humor, and existential musings. --Charles Sabatino, principal author, American Bar Association s Legal Guide for Older Americans

About the Author

Kenney F. Hegland is the James E. Rogers Professor of Law at the University of Arizona College of Law. Robert Fleming is an elder law attorney with Fleming & Curti, PLC in Arizona.

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Kenney Hegland has spent his career teaching law. One of the best writers on any law faculty, (admittedly a rather low bar), he is known for his wit, his humor, and, on good days, his insights.

He has written several popular books for law students and lawyers on the study and practice of law and two for seniors and their families on coping with the problems of aging. He has produced a series of videos on these problems, heglandlaw,com.

"Law Prof" is his first venture into the wonderful world of fiction.(You don't have to footnote.) A law professor leaves the podium to try a wrongful death case. As the litigation progresses, lawyers plot, professors debate, and law students, well, law students tremble (when they aren't thrilled). Law Prof is short, funny, and, alas, educational.You'll grapple with some of the fundamental ethical problems facing the legal profession. Kirkus Review calls it a "crisp, intellectually enlightening legal novel."

Professor Hegland has taught at the University of Arizona, UCLA, the University of San Diego, and Harvard, and has degrees from Stanford, Berkeley, and Harvard -- all of which goes to prove you can fool some universities, some of the time, and that's enough.

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This book is for all of us who are "geezers," or who hope to survive long enough to be one.
Bonnie N. Smith
I have passed the book on to my boomer relatives to get them started on the road to understanding their parents' needs as well as their own estate planning needs.
Nell Graham Sale
The well placed humor throughout the book is excellent and the down to earth writing makes for understandable contents.
Pat

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nell Graham Sale on August 6, 2007
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I found this to be an easy read for a complicated subject. I have passed the book on to my boomer relatives to get them started on the road to understanding their parents' needs as well as their own estate planning needs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Stern on June 26, 2007
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This book is so cleverly written and entertaining, it is almost (but not quite) possible to miss the incredible level of legal expertise emanating from its pages. Despite its broad scope of social, medical, and legal issues for the over 50 (maybe even over 40) crowd, it cuts straight through to cover the essentials in each area, in a thoughtful and engaging manner. Given the plethora of poorly written books purporting to counsel boomers as they grow older, this book is a refreshingly concise and thoroughly professional approach. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JMSlaw on May 9, 2007
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The authors really cover all the topics that you need to consider when you are either taking care of an elderly loved one or thinking about your own planning. This book really got us talking and thinking about a whole range of issues that we had not considered before. A must-read if you are over 60!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Larry A. Durbin on May 9, 2007
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I have been associated with elder care for several years. This book is cleverly written yet filled with critical information for those of us in the industry and, more importantly, for children of aging parents who are thrust into these complicated situations without warning. This is a must-read for lawyers, doctors, ministers, boomers and their children. Hegland and Fleming have done a terrific job. WELL DONE. I hope [...] is listening.

Larry Durbin
Ponte Vedra, Florida
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Zimring on June 2, 2007
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This books is a "must read" for all seniors, people who care about seniors (like their kids) and people who some day hope to be seniors (the rest of us).

In an incredible short amount of space and with humor, intelligence and an obvious grasp of their subject matter, the authors have covered all the bases in an exceptionally readable style. From telemarketing scams to pension plans, from Medicare to "when should you stop driving?" they cover it all. Talk about "one stop shopping!" I had already ordered a second copy for my brother before I'd finished reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sara O. Garcia on August 15, 2007
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Whether your reading preference is poetic, humorous, pragmatic, or just plain down to earth, Hegland and Fleming cover difficult legal issues in a way that makes you want to keep reading! This information is must to have in every home, whether yet boomers or not!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles F. Robinson on August 6, 2007
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I loved this book. The humor coupled with terrific advice had me laughing and taking notes at the same time. Couldn't wait for the next topic.
Charlie Robinson
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Selder on July 24, 2007
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Alive And Kicking is a comprehensive overview of issues that will or may possibly accompany aging. while written with humor, it is firm is addressing even situations readers may not fully wish to acknowledge. It gives basic information people can use to manage their affairs as well as indicating when professional help is necessary, and provides suggestions for initiating family discussions of difficult problems. The authors make useful distinctions, based on their professional experience, between theory and the real world especially in matters of living wills, advanced directives, etc. Just hope if you do have to hire a lawyer that you can find one as experienced and insightful as the authors.
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