Reading the essays in editor Mark Evan Chimsky's anthology 65 Things to Do When You Retire is like having your own brainstorming session with 65 highly knowledgeable men and women of a certain age and many different walks of life. The collection is full of candor, humor and wisdom. Some essayists inspire as they chronicle how they faced the shock and inertia of a suddenly blank calendar after their jobs ended-and then rebounded to set (and meet) such diverse post-50 goals as training for the Senior Olympics, moving to another country, returning to writing and founding a prison ministry. Others present step-by-step strategies for putting together a retirement game plan that will suit your temperament, interests and budget. --The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Mark Evan Chimsky is Editor-in-chief for the book division of Sellers Publishing. For eight years, he ran his own editorial consulting business. Previously he was executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco and headed the paperback divisions at Little, Brown and Macmillan. In addition, he was on the faculty of New York University's Center for Publishing and for three years he served as the director of the book section of NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. He has edited a number of bestselling books, including CASH by Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr, THE FIVE GOSPELS by Robert Funk and the Jesus Seminar, and POWER YOGA by Beryl Bender Birch. He developed the long-running BEST AMERICAN EROTICA series, compiled by Susie Bright, and he was the editor of the movie tie-in reissue of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton, which sold 1 million copies and was a #1 New York Times paperback bestseller. He compiled CREATING A LIFE YOU'LL LOVE and CREATING A MARRIAGE YOU'LL LOVE, both published by Sellers Publishing.'