“Every so often someone names an invisible pattern in society with such honesty and accuracy that it becomes a seed of a national conversation. Elizabeth White has brought to light the unexpected challenges of Boomers turning the corner into older age. She offers straight talk to her generation while giving everyone an eye-opening look at the travails of aging out of relevance in America.”
– Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands That Feed Us
“Simultaneously a terrifying wake-up call and a heartening, idea-filled guide to navigating the new realities so many of us face or will face.”
– Kate Tuttle, The Los Angeles Times
“This relevant and well-researched book will appeal not only to those 55 plus, but to the generation coming right behind them who may face similar issues.”
– Booklist (starred review)
"Providing practical solutions with a focus on retirement and maximizing savings, White maintains authority with a realistic, empathetic tone throughout. This deeply useful work will resonate with aging readers of all income levels and situations."
– Publishers Weekly
"Generously guides a generation of Americans finding a healthy, sustainable new normal and better life in their golden years."
– Dylan Schleicher, 800-CEO-READ
"55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is required reading for all those who fear the finances of longer lives and a job market rife with age discrimination—in other words, everyone. Get a copy and breathe a bit easier: This book doubles as a lifesaving device!"
– Marc Freedman, president and CEO of Encore.org and author of How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations
"Elizabeth White's story is poignant and powerful. And, her new book is a fierce, insightful rallying call for both personal resilience and political action. 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is a tale of our age and our aging and it's one of my favorite books on the subject of midlife and beyond."
– Chip Conley, Hospitality Entrepreneur and Author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder