The Baby Boomers First-Hand, First-Year Guide to Retirement

365 Days of Bliss(???!!!)or Diss (not???!!!)

by Duane Lance Filer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 648
ISBN : 9781499032611
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 648
ISBN : 9781499032604

About the Book

Ever wonder what really happens that first year after you retire? I'm talking about the day-to-day emotions, feelings, projects, questions, anxieties... the ups and downs of this very important next step in one's life after some 25/30/35/40 years of formal work?

Well, my "The Baby Boomers First-Hand/First-Year Guide to Retirement... 365 Days of Bliss (???!!!) or Diss (Not???!!!)" could provide some insight for those recently retired or contemplating retirement. This 365 day (from January 17, 2013 to January 17, 2014) daily journal allows the reader to follow along as I experience the chores, the life; the new budgeting, the wife — the questions, the emotions; some answers and hopefully some solutions. "First-Hand" is an easy-to-read/fast page turner; a humorous collection of thoughts and stuff... it does not hit you over the head with heavy retirement questions regarding pensions or 401(k) requirements; or statistics such as inflation projections, investment facts, tax shelters, financial formulas, etc... My book is simply a personal essay of my first 365 days of retirement, featuring real names and real people. Included are personal pictures and anecdotes of my 2013 journey that sheds light on the everyday minutia of retired life.

I self-published my first book "SQUARE SQUIRE & THE JOURNEY TO DREAMSTATE" in 2012. I have a completed children's short story collection "LongTALES for shortTAILS" — currently being illustrated; and I have a young adult/short story collection "Word Food for Doods" ready for publishing. I am presently working on a novella about a jive/hipster dude cat called "Diddley Squatt."

About the Author

My name is Duane Lance Filer and I like to write far out stuff. I grew up in Compton, California and had one of the greatest, richest childhoods one could have growing up in an “inner” city. My mom Blondell still lives in Compton in the same house my 6 brothers and sisters (Maxine, Kelvin, Anthony, Stephanie, Dennis and Tracy) and I were raised in, and I got my artistic genes from her. Love you mom! My dad Maxcy was involved in the west coast civil rights movement, and during the 60’s and 70’s I got to witness and was involved in some wild and crazy events during this important time in American history. Since birth, I’ve possessed an extraordinary memory; an insatiable imagination; and a fascination with writing. Now 61 years-old and recently retired, I figured I’d write about the first year of retirement. I self-published my first book “SQUARE SQUIRE & THE JOURNEY TO DREAMSTATE” in 2012. I’ve been married to my wife Janice for 36 years and have a son Lance and daughter Arinn- both bright, ambitious young adults. I paint, write Southern California music reviews for SoulPatrol, and play a funky bass guitar.