I am big fan of books containing short stories, blurbs, quotes and such as I don’t need a lot of time to read them and no matter how little my free time is (even if it’s just 5 minutes!), I can just whip out the book and satisfy my love of reading. Moreover, when you are a mom to two kids, there isn’t a lot of free time to spare!
Hundreds of Heads books are compilations of stories and advice from real people who have been there and done that. Acknowledged as the wisdom of the masses, these books help people get through life’s major challenges with useful and practical advice.
I chose to review “How To Love (Survive) Your Retirement” not because I am due to retire soon but because I am curious about how this group of people come to term with this new chapter in their life and find happiness in it. I discovered through the interviews in the book that today’s retirees define retirement in a wide variety of new ways from traveling to the discovery of new hobbies, from starting new businesses to pursuing life-long dreams of going back to school. YES! How To Love (Survive) Your Retirement taught me that there is definitely life and fun after retirement age.
Among the topics covered are:
- How do you know when it is time to retire?
- Dealing with relationships during retirement, including living with your spouse 24/7
- Discovering your passions: new hobbies and interests and how to pursue them
- Working during retirement – do what your love, even starting your dream business
- Staying in shape and finding balance in your life
BUY IT : Hundreds of Heads Survival Guide Books are inspiring and make great gifts. You can purchase them through the Hundreds of Heads website or other online stores like Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Borders.
Check out the reviews below of other Hundreds of Heads books:
Mott’s Island On How To Survive The Real World – Now, this is a book any parent or grandparent can give to their ‘adult’ child upon graduation. If anything, every human being prefers to seek advices from perfect strangers rather than their loved ones. When loving parents part good sound advice, it all comes out as ‘nagging’ . Instead, this fabulous book, “How to Survive the Real World” compiles advices/suggestions/tips from hundreds of graduates who have been there, done that. It’s a really handy survival guide for any first time graduate who are completely clueless about the real world.
Laura Williams’ Musings on How To Get A’s In College – Now that I’m the parent of a college student, I hope this book will her make the grades effortlessly. She struggles with managing her time as well as just remembering what she has studied when it comes to the tests.
This book gives the college student tips on how to make the most of class time with time when it comes to lectures, discussions, and even taking notes along with how to best prepare beforehand for a particular class.
Freaky Frugalite on How TO Get A’s In College – There’s a book that caught me by surprise- How To Get A’s in College, published by the Hundreds of Heads group. LOL! I thought this book might be a study book (like an SAT prep book or something), but it’s not. It’s much better! It’s a compilation of pithy advice and helpful tips about how to survive the college years, and how to do well! There are tips from students from all walks of life, so some are extremely helpful. Some are also uproariously funny.
Renaissance Cullinaire on How To Survive The Real World – When I picked it up and started to read through the pages – I found it pretty enlightening and rather humorous. It wasn’t like reading from some boring manual penned by a stuffy, elitist professional, such as allot of these types of books are, that are geared towards grads. How To Survive The Real World is like sitting down to chat with your best friends – the ones you can pour your heart out to and that won’t make you feel completely idiotic. The friends who you secretly admire for their guts and grittiness because they always seem to have no fear when it comes to tackling difficult situations , and who have the crazy stories to prove it. And it’s these same friends who you always have the happiest and enthralling times with.
Atomic Mama on How To Survive The Real World – I was laughing half the time while reading because the advice given is just so TRUE!
This book is geared towards those who have graduated college and are entering the “real world” – but I am in the real world and didn’t finish college and got a great kick out of it. I think this book would make an excellent “grad” gift (be it for a high school or college grad)!
Montessorimum on How To Survive The Real World – You won’t find long lengthy paragraph on how and what you shall do. It’s all written in simple segment, which is actually a collection of advices from people on their life lessons.
This book makes a perfect gifts for all fresh grads. I will certainly recommend this book to my cousins who are in college now, even for my brother who is out in the workforce for a few years now, I feel he needs to have this book.
Interested to own one of these books? Be on the lookout for our Weekly Blog Giveaway for Hundreds of Heads books – coming soon.