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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Pauley Narrator: Jane Pauley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781442367777
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In this inspirational book, beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley helps people in the middle of their lives successfully navigate a “reinvention” phase and build a positive, powerful future.

Everyone is talking about “reinvention.” President Obama used the term nine times in a State of the Union address. Magazines, newspapers, and online blogs frequently devote coverage to the topic. But even though people are ready to reinvent themselves, many simply don’t know where to start. Jane Pauley is here to help.

A familiar face on morning, daytime, and primetime television for more than thirty years, Pauley hosts the award-winning “Your Life Calling” segment on the Today show, profiling many remarkable yet relatable people over fifty whose personal reinvention informs and inspires. They include Betsy, a fifty-seven-year-old healthcare executive who left corporate life to make her cherished pastime—knitting—her full-time occupation. And Paul, fifty-three, who left information technology, where he felt like he “masqueraded as a computer geek for twenty years,” built a brick oven in his own backyard, and resolved to open a pizzeria. And did! Gid, a self-described jack-of-all-trades, who admitted to being easily bored, found his calling at sixty-one on the comedy stage, performing in clubs, churches, and on cruises. Gid discovered that Baby Boomers are a lucky generation: “They get a do-over.” With insight and wit, Pauley tells her own story as well. Her warm and often funny perspective makes this book a deeply personal, rewarding, and very timely read. Your Life Calling is filled with practical ideas, inspiration, and motivation for anyone who knows the yearning for “something different” or “something more.” Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “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, actor and New York Times bestselling author

  • “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, New York Times bestselling author of And So It Goes

  • “Compelling…Pauley’s book is chockablock with keen insights for career transitions.”

    USA Today

  • “Jane Pauley’s first book in ten years tackles a topic that she has contemplated more than once during her long life in the public eye: What do I do in the next phase of my life?…She doesn’t linger here on autobiography and self-congratulation. Instead, she draws on her expertise as a television journalist to share the stories of women and men who have made satisfying mid-life switches.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Former NBC news anchor Pauley shares stories of mid-life personal reinventions, many from people featured on her eponymous Today Show segment…Readers seeking new directions will find a wealth of inspiration.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “One of the great things about a do-over is not only that it can help others but that it also involves being reintroduced to oneself. The opportunities are endless, and the examples Pauley provides are most stimulating. Verdict: A wonderful title for boomers, Generation Xers, and others who are interested in personal reinvention.”

    Library Journal

  • “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, PBS news anchor

  • “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.”

    Mark Freedman, CEO of Encore.org, author of The Big Shift

  • “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 of Encore.org, author of The Encore Career Handbook

  • “Jane Pauley, best known for her popularity as an NBC anchorwoman, candidly opens up to listeners. In a warm style reminiscent of her on-camera persona, Pauley briefly looks back at her professional success…She provides a thoughtful chronicle, tracking the progress of millions of aging Boomers as they reinvent themselves.”


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About the Author

Jane Pauley has been a familiar face on television 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.