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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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Jane Pauley, “America’s baby boomer” (Tom Brokaw), offers an inspirational guidebook “chockablock with keen insights for career transitions…Compelling” (USA TODAY).

In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it’s not an end, but the beginning of something new. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, offers humor and insight about the journey forward. The New York Times bestseller Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all.

Jane is not an advice giver but a storyteller. Here she tells her own and introduces readers to the fascinating people she has featured on her award-winning Today show segment, “Life Reimagined Today.” You’ll meet Betsy McCarthy, who traded in her executive briefcase for knitting needles; Gid Pool, who launched a career as a stand-up comic; Richard Rittmaster, who joined the National Guard Chaplain Corps; Trudy Lundgren, who took her home on the road in an RV; Paulie Gee, who opened a successful pizzeria in Brooklyn; and many more.

“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 insight why the journey to reinvention can come from all kinds of places and produce all kinds of joys” (Michael J. Fox). Your Life Calling is delightful, compelling, and motivating for anyone asking “What am I going to do with my supersized life?” 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&, 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, 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, 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.