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About the Author

Art Linkletter, cultural and TV icon, has lifted our spirits for more than sixty years, performing in such shows as House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things. As Chairman of the Board of Linkletter Enterprises, Art oversees several building and management enterprises around the world. A best-selling author, he has written more than 20 books, including his recent bestseller, Old Age is Not for Sissies, which is also the title of his lecture tour.

Mark Victor Hansen is best known as that Chicken Soup for the Soul® guy. The Chicken Soup idea is just one of many that have propelled him into a worldwide spotlight as one of the most dynamic and compelling personalities of our time. A premier motivational and inspirational speaker, Mark's other best-selling books include The Power of Focus and The One Minute Millionaire.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; First Edition edition (July 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785218904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785218906
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,669,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Victor Hansen

Focused solely on helping people from all walks of life reshape their vision of what's possible, no one is better respected in the area of human potential than Mark Victor Hansen. Creating powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide for over 30 years, Mark delivers proven messages of possibility, opportunity and action.
"You can easily create the life you deserve." - Mark Victor Hansen

You may know Mark as "that Chicken Soup for the Soul guy."
Established as a cultural icon in 1990, Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield created what Time magazine called, "the publishing phenomenon of the decade," with over 110 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold worldwide - one of the most successful publishing franchises of all time.

Internationally known keynote speaker and personality
With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he receives high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time. Having spoken in more than 60 countries, Mark has shared his message of opportunity and action and created powerful transformation in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.

Best Sellers

While the Chicken Soup series has achieved phenomenal success, Mark's other bestselling books include The One Minute Millionaire, Cracking the Millionaire Code, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and The Power of Focus. Mark has also developed an extensive library of audio and video programs in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

Media

His endearing and charismatic style captures audiences' hearts as well as their attention in person, on television or radio and in print.
Appearances - Oprah, CNN, The Today Show, and countless television, print and radio interviews

Quoted in- Time, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, New York Times, and Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Expanding his business ventures and leading by example, Mark launched Hansen House publishing in 2008, bringing the most compelling ideas from the world's greatest thinkers to print.

Further, he has targeted the realms of television and feature film for his next steps in his own journey.

Through his library of audios, videos, and articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, wealth building, publishing success and personal and professional development, Mark continues to create a profound influence.
Coaching and teaching aspiring authors, speakers and experts on building lucrative publishing and speaking careers through his MEGA seminar series, Mark produces top-notch, results oriented annual conferences.

Recipient of numerous awards honoring his entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropic heart and business acumen Mark was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International Hall of Fame and accepted the Horatio Alger Award for extraordinary life achievement in the area of free enterprise leadership.

Philanthropist & Humanitarian

Working tirelessly for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, March of Dimes and Childhelp USA and establishing his own foundation dedicated to literacy as a means to end poverty, Mark firmly believes that giving back is paramount to his own personal happiness and success. He is proud to be the recipient of the Visional Philanthropist for Youth Award by Covenant House of California (2004) among others.

To book Mark for a speaking engagement, contact Debbie Lefever at (949) 764-2640 ext. 105 or email debbie@markvictorhansen.com.

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92 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Morris, R.Ph. on July 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Many "youngsters" not yet age 65 -- doctors, researchers, educators and experts -- write anti-aging books. Because they lack first hand "old age" experience, they present their own research and opinions and regurgitate research and opinions of others.

When writing an anti-aging book designed to help avoid pitfalls of the aging process, experience reigns supreme. The person who reaches 65 and beyond knows what it takes to outsmart father time. You cannot argue with wisdom that comes with "been there and done that."

And that's what makes "How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of your Life" by Art Linkletter and Mark Victor Hansen the absolute best tool to help you achieve victory over the aging process. You may not know that Art Linkletter is ninety-four. Retirement claims no place in his busy life, nor will it ever. When he tells what you need to do to stay ageless and productive, you hear the voice of experience and you "listen up."

"How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life" gives more than you can possibly imagine. In addition to Art and Mark's own experience and expertise, the pair called upon other "ageless wonders" to add to the most valuable accumulation of knowledge and experience you will find anywhere. I am proud that Art and Mark invited me to contribute some of my expertise and wisdom to help boomers and those younger reach my incredibly "ageless" age, now seventy-seven.

Want to know what truly dynamic ageless people know and do? Want to know what vibrantly ageless people know about dietary supplements, and which supplements keep them young and healthy? Want to know what kind of mental attitude works best to manage the aging process? Want to know why most successful older people don't retire, and what they do instead?
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. MasterMind on August 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is absolutely wonderful! It is filled with excellent ideas. You will find something good on every single page. These two marvelous authors take us on a journey of wit and wisdom and the result for us is laughter, extra energy and better health! If you have ever felt that you were "stuck in a rut", here is your chance to get back on track and create a life for yourself greater than you ever imagined! Hurry out and get two copies - one for yourself and one to give to someone you love!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By B. Joseph Vincent on September 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Art Linkletter and Mark Hansen have authored The Bible on living life to the fullest to the very end ... and just may be beyond ...It is a New Testiment to all who follow. This lesson in living is absolutely AGELESS.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karyn Goode on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As a senior myself, I was elated to find this book so practical and encouraging to anyone who does not see themselves as an "old fogey", ready to be shelved until the grim reaper comes along. Older adults have a wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge to share and this culture has worshipped youth for far too long. The authors have coined a wonderful new word, "re-fire" as an excellent way of describing the process of finding a new path to the "Rest of Your Life!"

From finances to health and sex (yes sex!), the authors offer excellent advice and wonderful ideas for making the "Best of Your Life" meaningful, productive and thoroughly enjoyable. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to have an energetic, exciting and productive life after retirement age!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Saperstein HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
There's nothing bad to say about this book. Everything in it has been said before by many other people in many places. The non-religious may be discomfited by this book's stress on religious and near-religious beliefs.

What's refreshing in its way is the upbeat attitudes of authors Linkletter and Hansen. Both men have had full, rewarding lives and large fortunes, which may affect their attitudes. Not all have been as fortunate as they.

Their advice, as noted, is nothing you won't find elsewhere. There are chapters on the "myths" of aging, taking care of your aging body, are you "sageing" or "aging", sex, spirituality, attitude, creativity and so on. Nothing that hasn't been covered someplace else. The book is up-to-date and "with it", so to speak: there's a section on web resources.

All told, there's nothing really bad to say about the book: it's the same advice you'll find in dozens of other places.

Jerry
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl A. Dixon on July 20, 2010
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I found this book incredibly encouraging. Having zoomed past 60 some years ago I am still very physically active and not looking to slow down. This book encouraged me in my goals and my desire to live until I die. Anyone who desires to live the last decades of their lives with fiscal responsibility, ongoing goals and a sense of real purpose should read this book. It will encourage you to exercise and to learn how to eat properly and live according to you personal goals rather than what the economy or the surrounding culture dictates. I was disappointed when the book ended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shelley L. Quinn on July 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Not only does it have a humorous side, which all of us need, but it has alot of great information and web sites to visit to find more.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By slz on October 1, 2010
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When Art Linkletter was 94 when he wrote this book. He identifies many seniors in their 80s and 90s who are still working, actively volunteering, fully healthy, and have clear fully functioning memories and minds. He says that seniors should never retire, just keep working (or volunteering) until you die, and then you won't need Social Security. His recommendations to take nutritional supplements and eat healthy are good, but his conclusion that if you do this you'll be healthy and not need Medicare is false. Apparently the authors have never met seniors with dementias (Alzheimers, Parkinsons dementia, others), seniors with serious handicapping diseases (e.g., Parkinsons Disease, MS, lung disease, severe heart disease). Art claims to support the Alzheimers Disease Foundation, yet he writes as if he's never met anyone with dementia.

The truth is that as you age the risk of serious handicapping medical conditions increases. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are filled with seniors who are incapable of living independently, cannot work, and who desperately need their Social Security and Medicare to pay their medical bills. And there are many more seniors be cared for by their children because they can't afford assisted living or private nursing aides.

Rather than being a guide to living happy, it comes across as a diatribe about how Social Security and Medicare are unnecessary and unneeded. The authors may be wealthy enough to not need their Social Security and Medicare, but the majority of seniors to need it.

Perhaps if the authors simply recommended being active, working as long as one can, and didn't keep emphasizing abolishing Medicare and Social Security I would have found the book more enjoyable. Instead I find it reads like a political justification to cut government programs for seniors.
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