Retirement: The Surreal Life Adventure - William D. Peace Jr.
By William D. Peace Jr.
Illustrated by Trinuch Chareon
Published by Mission Point Press
This book is not your normal politically correct, self-help book on retirement. It is not a result of attending seminars, workshops and conferences, nor countless readings on the subject. You know about those books— you’ve read them and they are boring, mundane, cliché, and definitely not fun.
William Peace has experienced a whole new, exciting and surreal retirement over the last nine years. Is there life after work, he asks? You bet and it’s wonderful. Follow the invigorating and inspiring DNA of Retirement Life in this collection and you, too, can thrive instead of just survive.
Here are some of Peace’s “dreamy, unreal, fantastic” suggestions:
• Only do one big activity per day.
• Never ever live in a boring town again.
• Never eat what you don’t want to eat.
• Never again take morning flights.
• Don’t pick up any new hobbies.
• If alone and feeling uncomfortable, then try noise.
• Never stop appreciating beautiful, passionate, and emotional people.
• Strive for excellence vs. perfection.
Bill provides a unique and refreshing view into the world of retirement. Bill’s "retirement" in real life was but another journey in his long and successful career. This is a must-read for anyone starting their own retirement journey.
—Glen Prasser, CEO, Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Retired 2016. Previously, Associate Director, Global Supply Chain, Procter & Gamble. Retired 2008.
Retirement can be your "golden years" which you truly enjoy or your ‘tarnished years’ which you feel miserable and lost! I think Retirement: The Surreal Life Adventure is a comprehensive guide that will help many prepare for this autumn season of life and to live it well. The book promises the life adventure of being funny, entertaining, helpful, and timely.
—Eddie Chan, Executive Director of Association of Accredited Advertising Association, Singapore. Retired 2005.
WILLIAM D. PEACE, JR. retired from Procter & Gamble in 2007 after 32 years in management positions in North America, Latin America, Western Europe, and Asia. Peace considers his greatest accomplishment during retirement as being one of the founding fathers of Executives for the Extraordinary, working for the World Vision Foundation of Thailand building schools and libraries in Asia for children in need. Peace is the author of Supply Chain Management: The Real WOW Factor, published in 2011.