As baby boomers hit their 40s and 50s in record numbers, they're beginning to realize that middle age isn't what it used to be--that the old assumptions about these difficult years just aren't true anymore. Barbara Sher, the author of such motivational bestsellers as Live the Life You Love
, believes that midlife is the beginning of something better
than mere youth, a time when "you start to live your life to suit who you really are." Instead of worrying about your slowing body or unrealized expectations, Sher says, why not focus on new opportunities to take risks and try new experiences, or to take another crack at personal goals you never had a chance to go for in the past? Sher's unique view of aging is a heartening one, and it is sure to bring encouragement to those who would like to see "the big 4-0" as a beginning rather than an end.
From Library Journal
Recognizing that many people feel that their best years are in the past once they turn 40, well-known therapist and author Sher (How To Live the Life You Love: Practical Strategies for Realizing Your Dreams, Audio Reviews, LJ 6/1/96) uses anecdotes, facts, and motivation to encourage listeners to make the most of the second half of their lives. Through a lengthy introduction, Sher revisits negative attitudes and experiences and points out their inaccuracies. She then provides exercises and encouragement to help facilitate positive change. Although she sometimes comes off as patronizing, there is enough substance here to appeal to the growing population of over-40 baby boomers, making this a solid addition to any library with other motivational materials.?Susan McCaffrey, Sturgis Middle Sch., MI
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