Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

  • by James Hollis
  • Narrated by Gary Galone
  • 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What does it really mean to be a grown-up in today's world? We assume that once we "get it together" with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the ages of 35 and 70 when we question the choices we've made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck - commonly known as the "midlife crisis".
Jungian psychoanalyst James Hollis believes that it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren't quite working for us. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent and must read

Anyone interested to advance and discover his life must read this book or listen to it
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- M. Sabbagh

Could not get interested!

What disappointed you about Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life?

Rambling about nothing. Boring.

What was most disappointing about James Hollis’s story?

He had a story? Never got that far. I wish there had been a story. It may have been interesting.

Have you listened to any of Gary Galone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

It was so painfully boring that I could not make myself listen to another minute of it.

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- Carroll Dickerson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio