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Release: Jan. 17, 2003
WSUIS LIVE FROM PRAIRIE LIGHTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH
The Live From Prairie Lights series hosted by Julie Englander
on University of Iowa radio stations WSUI, AM 910 continues with a reading
by Des Moines writer James Autry at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Prairie
Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. In-person attendance
at the event is free.
Autry, a poet, humanist and humanitarian who was the long-time president
of Meredith Corporation, will read from his latest book, The Spirit
of Retirement: Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth.
The Spirit of Retirement is aimed at the millions of baby boomers
who are now in middle age, and addresses issues of self-esteem, meaning and
purpose that frequently become a crisis for Americans upon retirement.
A preview in Publishers Weekly concluded, In this compact, inspiring
book, Autry insists that retirement is actually an opportunity for people
to stop doing and concentrate on being. To that end, he shares
stories about retirees who made successful transitions to retirement and juxtaposes
these anecdotes with questions and exercises for readers. Retirement is a
time for changing one's approach to life, reinvigorating friendships, serving
the community, finding nature and expressing one's inner creativity, explains
the author, and his book -- alternately pragmatic and spiritual -- should
serve disillusioned retirees well.
Autrys other books include The Servant Leader: A Practical Guide
to Implementing the Principals, It Takes a Lifetime to Find Wisdom:
Confessions of an Accidental Businessman, Life After Mississippi,
Life and Work: A Managers Search for Meaning, Love
and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, Nights Under a Tin Roof:
Recollections of a Southern Boyhood and Real Power: Business Lessons
from the Tao Te Ching.
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