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Helen Dennis’s Reading List on Successful Aging

Last updated 06/14/2022

Retirement and the New Life Stage

  1. Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner, (National Geographic, 2008)
  2. Don’t Retire, Rewire by Jerry Sedlar and Rick Miner, (Penguin, Random House, 2018)*
  3. Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life by Louise Aronson, (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019).*
  4. Essential Planning for Solo Agers by Sara Zeff Geber, (Mango Publishing, 2018).
  5. How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations by Marc Freedman (PublicAffairs,2018)*
  6. Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging by Roger Landry, MD (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2014).
  7. Project Renewment®: The First Retirement Model for Career Women by Bernice Bratter and Helen Dennis (Scribner, 2008, 2013).
  8. Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life by Chris Farrell, (Harper Collins Leadership, 2019).
  9. Retirement by Design by Ida Abbott, (Ulysses Press, 2020).
  10. Successful Aging by Daniel Levitan, (Dutton, 2020).
  11. The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle by Roberta Taylor & Dorian Mintzer, (Sourcebooks, 2014).
  12. The Big Shift – Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife by Marc Freedman (PublicAffairs, 2011).
  13. The Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher (Workman Publishing, 2013).
  14. The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young by Gary Small, M.D. (Hyperion, 2002).
  15. The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small’s 14-Day Plan to Keep your Brain and Body Young by Gary Small, M.D. (Hyperion, 2004).
  16. The Upside of Aging: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy & Purpose by Paul Irving (Wiley, 2014).
  17. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Bing, Wisdom and Wonder by Arianna Huffington (Harmony, 2014).
  18. Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good life. Chris Farrell (Bloomsbury Press, 2014).
  19. What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age by Ken Dychtwald and Robert Morrison, (Wiley, 2020).*
  20. Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley, (Currency, 2018).*

• Top 5 personal/professional favorites – Helen Dennis Recommended Books 2020