The classic career book, What Color Is Your Parachute?, has been updated for baby boomers. I can also see the book as a way for younger boomers to tactfully encourage a retired parent to consider the idea that some kind of work may make him or her more content than all day golf has been doing (ever had a newly retired dad hanging around telling you exactly how to do everything you've been doing for the last 30 years?).
What Color is Your Parachute? FOR RETIREMENT vividly shows us what retirement looks like today( as an overview), and will look like in the future. Many people are not looking for total retirement, after they "retire" from their current work. Many people are working in jobs for which they no longer feel suited and would like to find something that feels more "right" to them. This is evident in the steady stream of books coming out on the topic of work in our later years. Publishers have been doing their research, and the "how-to" books are pouring out.
Co-authors Richard N. Bolles and John E. Nelson provide guidance - what they call a blueprint or framework - for figuring out what retirement can look like to you. Excercises to help you figure out what you want to do, insights into the latest research, and a workbook like format help the reader look at the future in different ways. Considering the incredible sales of the original What Color is Your Parachute?, this book could be one that becomes a hit.
Scroll down the left margin and you can check out this book for yourself. What Color is Your Parachute? FOR RETIREMENT, published by Ten Speed Presss, is available in bookstores and online.