Bruce Frankel

Author of the new book "What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life."

Happiness At Any Age

April 8, 2010

April 4, 21010 ~ The Boston Globe
By Caroline Leavitt

“Sometimes the pursuit of happiness can feel like a rat race, but a spate of new books can show you better routes to finding your bliss. Journalist Bruce Frankel’s “What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life?’’ ebulliently argues that joy doesn’t have an expiration date. At 53, Frankel got his master’s degree in fine arts and went on to become a poet, and his book is filled with inspiring stories of after-60 successes. From an 89-year-old psychologist to an 87-year-old woman who became America’s oldest park ranger, the stories celebrate people who refused to let illness, stereotypes, and assumptions about aging stop them from realizing their dreams. Our brains are plastic and can change at any age, studies show, and working longer and having a purpose not only can have a profound impact on happiness but can make you feel as if you’ve tapped into a fountain of youth. Even better, this wise and inspiring book hands down an important message: Happiness is abundant at any age, and only you can limit your options.”

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Bloggers Praise What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?

March 27, 2010

My two-week TLC virtual book tour ended this week with a stack of praise and gratitude. Here’s a taste of what was said about
What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life?

“A breath of fresh air ... I read the whole book, cover to cover that very day. This is a wonderful book.” ~

“Each story made me sit up and go “Wow, they are how old and doing that?”  My husband doesn’t need to read the book because at the end of each chapter I excitedly described the person, their age, and what they have accomplished. (I would end each summary with,) ‘Can you believe that?’ ” ~

“An amazing read! ….I want to write & write about this book but I don’t want to spoil it… It is just amazing and inspiring…” ~

“We are always asking that question aren’t we?  What to do now?  What is next?  Those are fine, wonderful questions.  They keep us going, growing and moving on.  At least until we get older.  I mean as in senior citizen older.  Many (sadly and somewhat expectedly)  approach those years as if they are shuffling their way to the Bus Stop for the trip to Graveland.  Frankel should have a book stand there at the Bus Stop.  It would be a great place to hand over some inspiration to those folks.  Reading his book could cause them to re-think their choice.”~

“If you want inspiration, ideas, and a real life manual-by-example for delving into meaningful pursuits with purpose, get this book. And if you like stories about people, not super-mega stars, rich, or famous people, but simply stories about people doing what brings them and others pleasure, this is it.” ~

“Each story tells of the men and women who overcame the odds, and their stories are an inspiration for us all.” ~

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