- File Size: 748 KB
- Print Length: 205 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692959262
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 10, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077C9S5PB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Baby Boomers +: A guide to designing these years, honoring the full circle of life, and creating life-giving conversations Kindle Edition
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The book is chockfull of the author's own life experience, especially with her own family, particularly her daughter -- and her love of cats. This all makes for an intimate and casual writing that draws the reader in, avoiding some of the canned advice other books on the topic can fall into. The life stories are intermingled with goals, practices, steps, advice, and suggestions -- though the book studiously avoids being judgmental and preachy, unlike many others of this genre.
Baby Boomers + are people in the over-65 category, and Ms Pile even does a thoughtful job of touching on how to talk to one's adult children about the approach of death, a touchy but crucial subject. Planning for the end of life isn't easy, but she makes the topic one that can be approached not with fragility but with integrity and family maturity. I found it very helpful, as a 'mature' father myself.
The prose is readable, accessible, and does a wonderful job of inviting the reader into the author's life. It is an intimate style without being sappy or sentimental. I highly recommend it.
Far too often, the necessary conversation never gets shared, and at the moment when a family most needs unity and shared purpose, there can be fear, animosity, or just an innocent lack of direction and communication.
I urge families to share Dawn's book with one another, and to have that fireside chat that brings comfort to all.
An excellent read, and a great gift.