Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.12 × 6 × 0.75 in
Published: January 4, 2007
Publisher: Springboard Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0821258133
ISBN - 13: 9780821258132
About the Book
In this practical guide for "rightsizing"--the buzzword for streamlining possessions and making time for things that matter most in middle age--Ware offers tips people in their 50s to pursue their passions and hobbies without the responsibilities of a big house weighing them down.
From the Publisher
Whether it''s going from the multi-bedroom suburban house to the
city condo, or from a country and city house to one cozy cottage,
millions of Americans in the coming years will face the task of
planning a shift to smaller or more practical quarters, paring down
a lifetime of possessions and furnishing their new lives with
things that have meaning. This simplification of surroundings and
"stuff" will liberate people in mid-life to pursue their passions
such as travel or hobbies without the responsibilities of a big
house weighing them down.
Rightsizing will be more than a handbook about the process of
planning a new environment, jettisoning a lifetime''s worth fo
surplus household items, and moving painlessly into a more suitable
space. It will also be the first comprehensive guide to the
emotional passage that this winnowing process entails, providing a
prescription for the internal hurdles that can easily sabotage
sensible decision making.
About the Author
Ciji Ware has been a print and broadcast journalist for twenty-five
years, best known as a health and lifestyle commentator for ABC in
Los Angeles. She is the author of Sharing Parenthood After Divorce
(Viking), and more recently, five historical novels.