304 pages, 9.12 × 6 × 0.75 in
January 4, 2007
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.