I received this e-mail the other day in regards to my international best-selling retirement book:
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From: Abe Colture
To: success101coach [ at ] yahoo.com
Sent: Tue, May 31, 2011 12:57:17 PM
Subject: Retirement Book How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free
I have just read your retirement book How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free and thoroughly enjoyed it. So many good though provoking points. Many I've discovered or learned over the years but forgot. I have just retired a bit on the younger side for corporate America, 57. There are many opportunities out there and I needed a way to sort through them. I'm looking forward to completely the "Get a Life Tree" exercise. I've also asked my wife to develop her own tree so we can look for common activities. As I read the book, I was thinking this would be a great read for my kids in their mid-20's. I received your book The Joy of not Working. I hope there are some new stuff in there!
We have one major dilemma. We really want to relocate domestically. I have yet to find a good source of material to help with the effort. I saw where your book referenced two other books; Choose a College Town for Retirement and Retirement Places Rated. I plan to look at these. Do you have any other good recommendations besides the annual ratings by various magazines?
I certainly appreciate your material and would appreciate any further advise you may have.
This was my resonse to Abe:
- Hi Abe:
First, thank you for your kind remarks about How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
Regarding books on the best places where to retire, here are three more retirement books that I have listed on one of my websites:
1. Where to Retire, 7th: America's Best Places to Retire and Cheapest Places to Retire by John Howells
2 America's 100 Best Places to Retire Fourth Edition: The Only Guide You Need to Today's Top Retirement Towns by Elizabeth Armstrong
3. Retire in Style: 60 Outstanding Places to Retire Across the USA and Canada by Warren R. Bland
Can you do me a favor and I will send you one of my other books as a thank-you gift?
If you have a spare moment, it would be a great help to me if you could post a 5-star review of it on Amazon.com and let other potential readers know why you liked it.
It's not necessary to write a lengthy, formal review — a summary of the comments that you sent me would be fine.
Here's a direct link to the Amazon page for How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
Also, if possible, can you place the review on the BarnesandNoble.com Webpage for How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
If you place this review, I will send you an autographed copy of my latest book: Career Success Without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work in Corporations. This is not strictly a retirement book but it is a great book for retirees who want to continue working, but not in a corporation.
Career Success Without a Real Job may also be a book that your kids would like to read.
Once you place the review, send me your address so that I can send you one of my other books.
Many thanks and so long for now,
Best-Selling Author, Innovator, and Unconventional Career Expert
Author of the Bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
(Over 140,000 copies sold and published in 9 languages)
and the International Bestseller The Joy of Not Working
(Over 250,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages)
Check out Half of Retirees Have Nothing in Retirement Plan to Pass On:
Here are two new retirement quotations:
- Planning not to retire is simply not a viable retirement strategy.
— Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies
If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it.
— Mike Hammar