Your Life Calling

  • by Jane Pauley
  • Narrated by Jane Pauley
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this inspirational audiobook, beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley helps people in the middle of their lives successfully navigate a "reinvention" phase and build a positive, powerful future.
Everyone is talking about "reinvention." President Obama used the term nine times in a State of the Union address. Magazines, newspapers, and online blogs frequently devote coverage to the topic. But even though people are ready to reinvent themselves, many simply don’t know where to start. Jane Pauley is here to help.
A familiar face on morning, daytime, and primetime television for more than thirty years, Pauley hosts the award-winning "Your Life Calling" segment on the Today show, profiling many remarkable yet relatable people over fifty whose personal reinvention informs and inspires. They include Betsy, a fifty-seven-year-old healthcare executive who left corporate life to make her cherished pastime - knitting - her full-time occupation. And Paul, fifty-three, who left information technology, where he felt like he "masqueraded as a computer geek for twenty years," built a brick oven in his own backyard, and resolved to open a pizzeria. And did! Gid, a self-described jack-of-all-trades, who admitted to being easily bored, found his calling at sixty-one on the comedy stage, performing in clubs, churches, and on cruises. Gid discovered that Baby Boomers are a lucky generation: "They get a do-over."
With insight and wit, Pauley tells her own story as well. Her warm and often funny perspective makes this audiobook a deeply personal, rewarding, and very timely listen. Your Life Calling is filled with practical ideas, inspiration, and motivation for anyone who knows the yearning for “something different” or “something more.”


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Customer Reviews

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An inspirational collection of anecdotes

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. I love the way Jane Pauley is chatty in her delivery of stories. There are 29 chapters to this book and 6 hours 50 minutes of recordings.

What other book might you compare Your Life Calling to and why?

Go Solo by Kelsey Humphrey's is a fun listening. Life Reimagined discover your new life possibilities by Richard J. Leider has interesting success stories.

What does Jane Pauley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The delivery of her stories is like spending an evening with Jane Pauley like having dinner with the lady or spending an evening at her house or apartment. It is relaxed and chatty.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Develop your own stories of success by reimagining your life.

Any additional comments?

I love this audiobook. I could listen to this long recording many times. Thank you Jane Pauley.

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- jackiepapertracer "Jack"

A must read for those who are planning to retire

If you could sum up Your Life Calling in three words, what would they be?

She points out that the "retired" life of a baby boomer will be very different from someone in an earlier generation. We are living longer than the generations before. Therefore, it is very imprtant to figure out what we really want to do after we "retire" from our jobs. We cannot sit at home and watch TV, play golf and just travel all the time. There has to be another purpose for the final phase of life. Figuring what that is the challenge.

What about Jane Pauley’s performance did you like?

She read her book very well. I enjoyed listening to her and it reminded of the days I used to listen to her in the mornings on NBC TV in the 1970s

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The career may have been a distraction for something you really wanted to do in life

Any additional comments?

It is a great book. I really enjoyed listening to it. I strongly recommend it.

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- Jamal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio