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25 Great Books & Stories About Overcoming A Midlife Crisis

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The list author says: "Title pretty much says it all. These books will inspire and reinvigorate anyone who is going through a midlife crisis, or at least make you feel better, reminding you that you're not the only one who is questioning what they have done with their life so far."
25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life (text only)
25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life (text only)
"In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee — 37 year old Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city. Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life."
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
""At the age of thirty-one, Gilbert moved with her husband to the suburbs of New York and began trying to get pregnant, only to realize that she wanted neither a child nor a husband. Three years later, after a protracted divorce, she embarked on a yearlong trip of recovery.""
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
"Inspired by his own mid-life crisis, in Ten Poems to Change Your Life, Roger Housden shows how these astonishing poems can inspire you to live what you always knew in your bones but never had the words for."
This Book Will Change Your Life
This Book Will Change Your Life
"Great, awesome book for anyone looking for some inspiration mid-way through life."
40 Things to Do When You Turn 40: 40 Experts on the Subject of Turning 40
40 Things to Do When You Turn 40: 40 Experts on the Subject of Turning 40
"Forty Things To Do When You Turn Forty is a collection of essays that speaks to the reader who has or will soon turn 40. Forty essayists from all walks of life have written on the subject of turning 40."
Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood
Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood
""Suzanne Braun Levine's honest and empowering book is the antidote to all those anti-aging creams and glum pronouncements about life after fifty. It explains why for me, and for so many other women, this has turned out to be the most free, creative, and rewarding time of life." —Isabella Rossellini"
Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living
Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living
"“A beautifully introspective book written by a keen observer of modern life. Housden's writing is phenomenal and provocative. It resembles the random musings of a self-professed dreamer. But lying within those ramblings is an elixir for life.” —Wendy Hoke, Dallas Morning News"
Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis
Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis
"While wide awake in the middle of the night (welcome to menopause!), Amy Ferris began chronicling every one of her funny, sad, hysterical, down and dirty, and raw to the bones stories. Along with fantasizing about marrying George Clooney, Ferris is faced with a plethora of other insomnia-induced thoughts and activities."
You're Only Young Twice: 10 Do-Overs to Reawaken Your Spirit
You're Only Young Twice: 10 Do-Overs to Reawaken Your Spirit
"The wit and wisdom we have all been looking for in our quest for a longer, more meaningful life. -- Lili Fournier, producer/director and host of the award-winning PBS Quest specials, October 1, 2006"
My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)
My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)
"Still recovering from the discovery two years before that her husband of 26 years is gay (a revelation referred to as "The Treachery"), 54-year-old gynecologic oncologist Dr. Gwyneth Berke is resigned to a life of scientific pursuits, sulking in her luxury downtown Baltimore apartment and helping to care for her ailing father."
The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
"1) Creativity strengthens our morale in later life 2) Creativity contributes to physical health as we age 3) Creativity enriches relationships 4) Creativity is our greatest legacy."
The Third Age: Six Principles for Personal Growth and Rejuvenation after Forty
The Third Age: Six Principles for Personal Growth and Rejuvenation after Forty
""The Third Age is a valuable reminder that midlife can be at least as rewarding as youth." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience"
How to Survive Your Husband's Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from the Midlife Wives Club
How to Survive Your Husband's Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from the Midlife Wives Club
"With personal stories from real women (and men), a list of resources, and a heartening sense of humor, How to Survive Your Husband's Midlife Crisis can help smooth out the rough spots-and turn a tumultuous time into a change for the better."
101 Things to Do Before You Die
101 Things to Do Before You Die
"This book is clearly on the whimsical side, but it approaches it with a serious plan to living a silly, crazy, and fantastic life. The bottom line is that you probably won't look back and regret what you did, so why have anything on the list of things you didn't do. - K. Walker"
Midlife Meltdown
Midlife Meltdown
"MidLife can be a springboard to a new and exciting era in your life. It is time to answer the wake-up call of this timely book and start experiencing improved health, spiritual fulfillment, and long-lasting relationships that will enrich and lengthen your days."
The Breaking Point: How Today's Women Are Navigating Midlife Crisis
The Breaking Point: How Today's Women Are Navigating Midlife Crisis
""Every once in a while you read a book that transforms you. Like the shift of a kaleidoscope, it reconfigures your view of life's journey. This is such a book. It may stimulate you to change directions, perhaps even enable you to find life's greatest joy: fulfillment. An invigorating read." Helen Fisher, Author of Why We Love"
Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life
Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life
"At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential."
Men in Midlife Crisis
Men in Midlife Crisis
"Jim Conway writes for all men who face midlife and have thought about walking away from family, work, church . . . all responsibilities, and never coming back. Of his own midlife crisis he says, "I feel like a vending machine. Someone pushes a button, and out comes an article. The family pushes buttons and out comes dollars. The community pushes other buttons. . . .""
Listening to Midlife
Listening to Midlife
"Gerzon brings enthusiasm and a joyous voice to those dreading the second half of their lives. He challenges us to see that time as a metamorphosis, a quest during which the signposts are the questions we ask ourselves."
When You're Facing the Empty Nest: Avoiding Midlife Meltdown When Your Child Leaves Home
When You're Facing the Empty Nest: Avoiding Midlife Meltdown When Your Child Leaves Home
"When You’re Facing the Empty Nest lets readers know they aren’t alone in their feelings of loss. It offers a sense of hope for the future and practical suggestions for parenting their young adult children."
When a Mate Wants Out: Secrets for Saving a Marriage
When a Mate Wants Out: Secrets for Saving a Marriage
"When a Mate Wants Out takes you from the first shock of abandonment through the hard work of restoration. Using principles based on over thirteen years of counseling hundreds of individuals whose spouses want out, Sally and Jim Conway disclose the secrets for saving a marriage."
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
"Hollis encourages the reader to examine what lies under the emptiness at mid-life despite having attained all of society's achievements such as marriage, career and financial success. He challenges us to discover what forces and fears formed us, and how our lives have been shaped as a result."
Midlife Crisis - How To Get Your Full Power Back - For Men
Midlife Crisis - How To Get Your Full Power Back - For Men
"Midlife Crisis? These strategies should be common knowledge and still... As a man, you can go through 80 years of existence without ever hearing about the basics that create a fulfilling and balanced life! - A midlife crisis is an awakening!"
Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis
Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis
"Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we planned. In Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis, married couple Lucy and Trent discover the truth in this statement the hard way. After being married for almost twenty years, they've come to know each another better than anyone else."
Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation--And What to Do about It
Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation--And What to Do about It
""It's about time someone exposed the underside of 'having it all' and the pressure to follow in our supermoms' steps." -- Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls"