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Taking retirement : a beginner's diary
Klaus, Carl H.
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Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [1999]

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239 pages ; 23 cm
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Booklist Review

Klaus, the founder of the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program, has published two previous journals. Faced with the prospect of retirement, the seasoned diarist called once again upon the familiar format to record the everyday activities and personal ponderings that occurred during this most significant transitional period in his life. Detailing the practicalities of retiring as well as the range of emotions brought forth by the process of separating from the university environment, Klaus' book, with its insight, candor, and rare command of the journal form, will pique the interest of anyone contemplating the possibility of retiring. It ought to be required reading for those readers who know retirement is looming on the not-too-distant horizon. --Alice Joyce

Publisher's Weekly Review

As he neared the end of his five-year period of progressive retirement, Klaus, founder of the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa, was perplexed to realize that he still wasn't ready to exchange his professional status and the admiration of his writing studentsÄlet alone his campus officeÄfor the respected, if somewhat toothless, title of professor emeritus. Thus he turned to the writing form he had been teaching in order to grapple with the problem. This journal, which begins with his last semester of classes and ends at the start of the new academic year some nine months later, chronicles Klaus's growing acceptance of his change of life. With several books in print, a loving wife, a passionate interest in gardening and food and a healthy pension, he is free of the terrors of loneliness, boredom and poverty. Still, for much of the journal, despite the brisk advice of his wife and some female friends to get on with his life, he mourns his prospective loss of status. There are no stunning revelations, merely a gradual accommodation to his new situation and, ultimately, the surprised realization that he's glad no longer to be teaching. Klaus's circumstances are so fortunate that his concerns are likely to appear remote to many prospective retirees. Nevertheless, the issue uppermost in his mindÄthe loss of identity resulting from retirementÄwill speak to most. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved