Retired: Now What?

Retire already! Not always such an easy decision. Just ask Eddie Short, the protagonist in Retired: Now What, a humorous novel of how one person faces the daunting question of what to do with the last quarter of his life. Soon after liberation, Eddie downsizes to a smaller house an hour away, battles the 24/7 syndrome with his wife (actually, she nudges him out of her personal space), grows bored, sinks into depression, recovers with happy pills during therapy, becomes a fast-food chicken mascot, takes up golf, loses friends but makes new ones, and finally finds himself.

Eddie Short lends comic relief for Baby Boomers tackling serious issues in their golden years, such as elderly parents moving in with dementia.

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Retired: Now What | Fred Lichtenberg

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