f you are among the more than 50 million North Americans who will turn 50 during the next 10 years, Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty might be the book that enables you to approach the experience with optimism rather than dread.
Now in its third edition, our perennial bestseller is packed with wisdom and wit from artists, pundits, and experts who contributed essays on a wide variety of subjects. When taken collectively, the book comprises a veritable instruction manual for how to turn 50, everything from how to readjust your stock portfolio to how to readjust your underwear (to allow for more breathing room . . . wearing comfortable clothing is, Diane Von Furstenburg claims in her essay, a privilege that you have more than earned by now). The underlying message is: relax, now that you’re 50, you don’t have to prove yourself anymore, so take care of yourself, get your house in order, and these will be the best years of your life. We think you’ll agree that this is a message anyone turning 50 will find both soothing and encouraging!