Jane Pauley, “America’s baby boomer” (Tom Brokaw), offers an inspirational guidebook “chockablock with keen insights for career transitions…Compelling” (USA TODAY).
In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it’s not an end, but the beginning of something new. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, offers humor and insight about the journey forward. The New York Times bestseller Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all.
Jane is not an advice giver but a storyteller. Here she tells her own and introduces readers to the fascinating people she has featured on her award-winning Today show segment, “Life Reimagined Today.” You’ll meet Betsy McCarthy, who traded in her executive briefcase for knitting needles; Gid Pool, who launched a career as a stand-up comic; Richard Rittmaster, who joined the National Guard Chaplain Corps; Trudy Lundgren, who took her home on the road in an RV; Paulie Gee, who opened a successful pizzeria in Brooklyn; and many more.
“Jane Pauley is a wonderful guide to all the different ways you can open new doors in life, many of which lead to unexpected places. She shows with humor and insight why the journey to reinvention can come from all kinds of places and produce all kinds of joys” (Michael J. Fox). Your Life Calling is delightful, compelling, and motivating for anyone asking “What am I going to do with my supersized life?”
Jane Pauleyhas been a familiar face on TV for more than thirty years. She served as cohost of Today from 1976 to 1989, anchored Dateline NBC for eleven years, and in 2004 became the host of her own daytime program, The Jane Pauley Show. Her memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her husband, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, in New York City.
“Jane Pauley is America’s baby boomer—taking us through those formative years to what next? Here she tells us in instructive, humorous, and utterly useful ways. I learned a lot—and so will you.”
– Tom Brokaw
“Jane Pauley is a wonderful guide to all the different ways you can open new doors in life, many of which lead to unexpected places. She shows with humor and a great generosity of spirit why the journey to reinvention can come from all kinds of places and produce all kinds of joys.”
– Michael J. Fox
“Jane Pauley speaks for boomers—the regeneration generation—who are exploring new lives in their bonus decades of vitality before traditional old age. Her moving personal journey, woven into the inspiring stories of men and women across the country, gives hope to all of us who ask: what next?”
– Abigail Trafford, author of My Time and As Time Goes By
“Beautifully written, filled with rich and compelling stories, and immensely practical, this book is destined to become a classic—the indispensable companion for all of us navigating the great gift of longer lives.”
– Marc Freedman, founder/CEO of Encore.org and author of The Big Shift
“Well, here it is—finally. The guide for baby boomers on getting from here to there—from a state of panic over how to live the rest of their lives to a state of passion and performance as they do so with grace and pleasure. Read it and then go!”
– Jim Lehrer
“In her early career, Jane Pauley was a role model for generations of women forging their paths in the workplace. Now, in her encore career, she’s a role model again, guiding millions of boomers as they reimagine their lives.”
– Marci Alboher, VP, Encore.org and author of The Encore Career Handbook
"Sadly, we're too old now to believe we're going to live forever. But we ARE going to live longer than any generation in history. So what shall we do with that information? Jane sees opportunities I'd missed until I read her book. Not only did she cheer me up about aging; she inspired me. But Jane has always done that."
– Linda Ellerbee, journalist and author
“Readers seeking new directions will find a wealth of inspiration.”