Be prepared should now be the boomers' slogan for the upcoming wide world of retirementand for the stampede of how-to books. Two seasoned journalists, both of whom regularly cover retirement topics, team to produce a warm and friendly guide to the art and science of this new lifestyle. What is featured here? A bunch of personal stories that will resonate with readers. There's Chicago couple Pam and Larry Satek, who planned a new career as winery owners; former baseball great Nolan Ryan, who, through fits and starts, found his new space; and Judge Herb Folkman, whose second career led to Hollywood. Other topics, from money to relocation, echo those found elsewhere. A healthy dose of informative sidebars, whether listing Web sites that help check financial advisors' backgrounds or answering questions on combatting age discrimination questions, add value. As promised, true windows into the best lives yet to come. Jacobs, Barbara
About the Author
GLENN RUFFENACH developed and now edits “Encore,” The Wall Street Journal’s
bimonthly guide to retirement planning and living.
KELLY GREENE has covered retirement planning since 2001 as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal
, where she works for “Encore” and writes a weekly retirement column.