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Press Release: What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement, Second Edition

July 27th, 2010

Publicity Contact: Kara Van de Water — 510-285-2966 •

On Sale Date: July 13, 2010


What Color Is Your Parachute? FOR RETIREMENT


Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future



In this weak economy with its rising health care costs, declining home values, and dwindling savings, many older Americans have been forced to rethink their retirement. The need has never been greater for people to plan now for the life they want—and that’s precisely what this timely update, inspired by the world’s bestselling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute?, can help them do.

This second edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement helps readers plan early and well for the next stage of their lives while addressing the tough new realities of today’s economic environment. Using current research from the fields of economics, medicine, and psychology, the book delivers a comprehensive approach to life planning and provides readers with the tools they need to map out and pursue their ideal retirement.

Most retirement books focus solely on money, health, or happiness. What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement inspires people to examine all aspects of life as they assess their situation, create a clear vision, and take action so they can enjoy a life filled with security, vitality, and community.

Updated throughout, this latest edition includes a section on Social Security; an in-depth exercise on how core values inform personal retirement decisions; the Retirement Well-Being Profile, a one-of-a-kind resource that helps readers assess if they are on track for planning their best life; as well as the Retirement Noncalculator—the qualitative component to all the quantitative retirement calculators that are readily available.

Those eager to make the most of their retirement years will find What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement an empowering resource and a guiding compass for a lifetime well-lived.


JOHN E. NELSON is a speaker and seminar facilitator on retirement and life-stage planning, well-being, and core values. He is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also earning a PhD. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is available for interviews. Visit

RICHARD N. BOLLES, author of the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute?, has been a leader in the job-hunting field for more than thirty-five years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit


What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement, 2nd Edition: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future  

by John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles 

$16.99 paper, 288 pages, 6 x 9 inches, ISBN: 978-1-58008-205-1

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