Friday, July 14, 2006

Call for Stories

Some of you know of my great good fortune in having been invited to help write a book this Spring. I lucked into it, and am still pinching myself! It's going to be an exciting book. It's called 50 Ways to Leave Your 40's and, as you might guess, it's about midlife.

I'm writing today to make you an offer you can't refuse - a chance to see YOUR stories in print! Please see the Call for Stories below.

Call for Stories!
For more information, email

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: What to Do When Midlife Crisis Is Not Enough – Sheila Key and Peg Spencer, M.D., co-authors of a book-in-progress, are seeking a broad range of “lived experience” stories to flesh out their funny, soulful collection of essays, stories and informative sidebars, for people in midlife. To be published by New World Library in Fall 2007, this gift/personal-growth book has a mission of inspiring readers to live healthier, more meaningful lives in their “second half.” Please see the chapter lists posted (by section) at or email me at for more information. Please keep your anecdotes as brief as possible and focused on experiences from midlife. Please include your name and age, plus the “name” you’d like us to use in publication. Also welcome: your favorite movies, music, books, pop-cultural references, jokes, one-liners, quotations, websites, and anything else that bears a relationship to any of the chapter concepts. New deadline: 8/31/06. Thank you!

P.S. Just tell us your experience. It doesn't have to be poetic, perfect or even grammatically correct. We'll fix it.

P.P.S. For a great midlife story, please see Kim's post at Scared to Health. Thanks, Kim, for offering us your words and wisdom!

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