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Poised For Retirement


February 28

7 PM

Louise Nayer

Poised For Retirement

Moving From Anxiety To Zen

A unique narrative on a unique time offering solace to people nearing retirement. Poised for Retirement is not your parents' retirement guide, nor is it a financial planning guide; rather, it's the relatable story of an ordinary working woman reflecting on her life and career.

Written with humor, compassion, and poignancy, Nayer's poetic prose is also inspirational. Easy to implement visualizations and breathing and sleep techniques are offered at the end of each chapter. Readers will gain insight and wisdom as the author learns to create a new and healthier life during this important transition.


  • A timely topic for Baby Boomers (born between 1946 - 1962), representing twenty percent of the US population by 2029.
  • Every month more than a quarter-million Americans turn sixty-five.
  • Includes interviews with a diverse group of experts and laypeople who share their experiences as they face the same decision point in their lives.

"Nayer's Poised for Retirement should appeal to everyone about to retire or who has recently retired. Not only will you gain insight from Louise's story, but also from those she interviews and from the great exercises that help people find happiness and calm during this huge life transition. This books speaks eloquently to the truth of the retirement journey."--Ravi Chandra, MD, Psychiatrist and Buddhist practitioner

"Few decisions are as momentous as when--and how--we retire. Louise Nayer gives us a compassionate and detailed account of her own journey, while including insights from ordinary retirees and experts. A must read for anyone considering this step."--Eleanor Vincent, Author of Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story

"Louise Nayer's Poised for Retirement reinforces the fact that everyone needs to think about when and whether they are going to retire. My research for The Bitch in Your Head: How to Finally Squash Your Inner Critic confirmed how vital it is to have a post-retirement plan so 'the Bitch' doesn't make you feel depressed because you are 'old and over the hill.'" --Jacqueline Hornor Plumez, PhD, Author of The Bitch in Your Head: How to Finally Squash Your Inner Critic


Louise Nayer, is a writer and educator. She was a professor of English and creative writing for over twenty-seven years at City College of San Francisco. Presently, she is part of the San Francisco Grotto Writer's Collective and teaches workshops at OLLI UC Berkeley. Her book Burned: A Memoir was an Oprah Great Read and won the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Award. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
80 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
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ISBN: 9781942094395
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Published: Central Recovery Press - June 13th, 2017