In "Retirement: A Memoir and Guide," author Boyd Lemon shows readers how to secure the best time of their lives in retirement. The author explains how he did it, and how readers can do it too. Lemon, author of six previous books, discusses the challenges that retirement brings: feelings of uselessness and lack of purpose, loneliness, boredom, sleeplessness, problem relationships, and alcohol and medication abuse. He describes how to take life more slowly, notice and revel in the beauty of the world, and most important, how to find and pursue one’s passion and live fully, as the author does. Married or single, readers discover how to avoid the loneliness or episodic depression that many retirees suffer from. Too much leisure time is often an expressway to boredom, frustration and unhappiness. The author tells readers how to avoid this unhappiness through a few steps that anyone can take to improve his or her life. The book follows him as he faces his own worries and challenges in retirement and overcomes them to live it fully and happily.
After a stellar 40-year career as a top and nationally recognized attorney, Boyd Lemon discovered his passion, writing, and pursued it in the idyllic coastal town of Ventura, California; the literary, art and music scenes of Boston; a Bohemian year on the Left Bank in Paris; and finally by the bucolic rivers and forests of St. Marys, Georgia.