Click on the title for FREE bonus chapter for PDF download as a companion to the book, Finding Meaning, Facing Fears. The information included here is consistent with, but not included in the text (you may consider it as a length-of-book-based outtake. It provides extra information about retirement planning from a fiscal perspective. Chapter 10 in the book, "It's Not Your Father's Retirement" contains the more psychologically-oriented material.
Advance Praise for
Finding Meaning, Facing Fears in the Autumn of Your Years
"Shapiro is able to do what no one before him has -- neither glorify or vilify the "autumn years," but instead to embrace them...A must read for anyone who either belongs to or wants to understand the challenges of this age group.
--- Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., Developmental and Clinical Psychologist
Author, Gender Born, Gender Made
"Dr. Jerry Shapiro’s FINDING MEANING, FACING FEARS is a lovely, insightful and instructive book that thoughtfully guides readers through the rich stage of life that bridges midlife and old age. Anchored in extensive research, abundant with revealing case material, and leavened with the wisdom, humor and compassion that are the result of Dr. Shapiro’s four decades as a practicing clinician, the book offers a unique and reassuring roadmap through developmental territory that, up until now, has been largely left unmapped. Keeping his finger on the steadily beating pulse of our shared mortality and humanity, Dr. Shapiro creatively advances our understanding of how the second half of life can be lived with resilience, resourcefulness and joy."
Brad Sachs, Ph.D., author of Family-Centered Treatment with Struggling Young Adults: A Clinician's Guide to the Transition From Adolescence to Autonomy.
"A wonderful book, Shapiro is wise, entertaining and Knowledgeable.. a pleasure to read."
Elaine Hatfield, Ph.D. Professor, University of Hawaii
American Psychological Society's 2012 William James Fellow Award Recipient
"...offers baby boomers and subsequent generations a richly developed map as they go through the precious years between midlife and old age. Readers will benefit from Shapiro's thoughtful writing, research and humorous perspective on a crucial life phase too easily overlooked in our culture's manic penchant for staying 'young'."
Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D., ABPP
Author of My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives
Co-Author, The Second Century of Psychoanalysis: Evolving Perspectives on Therapeutic Action.