“This remarkable exploration into the core dimensions of human nature takes readers of all ages on a journey of liberation. The psychologically revolutionary ideas that flow through every chapter free us from simplistic pop-psych notions of ‘midlife crises’ and confining age-based passages. We come to appreciate the extraordinary fluidity of human nature as people mature and embark on life’s dynamic pathways, ideally toward personal fulfillment on triumphant or authentic paths. Emerging from solid, original research, The Search for Fulfillment’s sound, practical advice can transform your life. This is a must-read-now book.”—Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox
“In her groundbreaking new book, psychologist Susan Krauss Whitbourne shows that the path to happiness comes in many forms and can start at any point in our lives. Vividly portraying the lives of a group of baby boomers over a forty-year period, she draws lessons that compellingly illustrate that it’s never too late to foster significant change in our own lives, and that fulfillment is within the reach of each of us.” —Robert S. Feldman, associate dean and professor of psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst; author of The Liar of Your Life
“It took me most of my life to discover what Susan Krauss Whitbourne has now proven irrefutably: You can create a whole new life with a new kind of happiness at any age.”—Michael Gates Gill, author of How Starbucks Saved My Life
“The Search for Fulfillment is an engaging, thought-provoking, and compelling read. Susan Krauss Whitbourne does a masterly job of integrating scientific research on personality development over the lifespan with vivid, real-world examples. Perhaps most important, she provides all of us with practical and helpful suggestions for finding meaning and making positive change in our lives. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about what psychological research suggests are the best strategies for finding happiness, joy, and psychological well-being.”—Catherine A. Sanderson, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Amherst College
From the Hardcover edition.