The Third Act
Flipping conventional retirement on its head, this beautifully illustrated book showcases and celebrates what people are doing after the job, kids, and an increasing longer middle age.
Many people are experiencing the most productive and thrilling part of their lives past the age of 70. Third Act profiles more than sixty men and women who are redefining old age, who challenge the convention of retirement, and who inspire by their rich and various experiences, enterprises, projects, pursuits, and accomplishments in the latter part of their lives.
Stories of people’s third act include Ida Keeling (b. 1915) who has set running records for her age group, Robert Redford’s (b. 1936) who continues to work as an environmentalist and activist, Carl Butz (b. 1946) who bought a small town newspaper, Freeman Vines (b. 1942) who began making guitars in his retirement, Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) wo continues to work for the poor and marginalized, and George Takei (b. 1937) who champions for LGBTQ equality. The profiles are from a wide range of people of different backgrounds (with a diversity of gender, race, and socio-economic background).