The Number: The Rest of Your Life: Lee Eisenberg - CD audiobook

The Number: The Rest of Your Life: Lee Eisenberg - CD audiobook

SKU: 0743553756
  • Written By: Lee Eisenberg
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Published: January 2006
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Written & audio book narrated by Lee Eisenberg - Abridged Nonfiction - 5 COMPACT DISCS - 6 hours

Publisher, Simon & Schuster Audioworks (January 2006)

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A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

It's the last question you think about before going to sleep, and the first on your mind in the morning. It's a taboo that you can't easily discuss with friends and can barely face with family. It's The Number: the amount of money you need to secure the rest of your life.

Do you know what your Number is?

Do you know how to think about it?

Do you know what you really want to do with it?

A provocative field guide to our psyches and our finances, Lee Eisenberg's The Number will help you have the money conversations you have been avoiding. It will make you think about the kind of life you want and the kind of help you need to achieve it. You will also discover:

Why you wander through your financial "lost years" until it is almost too late
Why downshifting into retirement is so challenging
How the second half of life is being reinvented as we live longer

An important program for anyone over thirty, The Number is the audiobook to listen to before you consult an investment adviser or a retirement guide -- and above all, before the rest of your life slips by, unexamined.

About the Author: For more than three decades, Lee Eisenberg has served in key leadership roles in both media- and marketing-based companies. Starting at Esquire magazine in 1970 after earning a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Eisenberg quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the nation's youngest and most successful top editors of a national magazine. After an impressive tenure as Esquire's Editor-in-Chief, and later as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Esquire's U.K. edition, he switched gears to become a founding partner of the Edison Project whose mission was to conceive and implement an academic and business model for a national system of innovative schools. In 1995, Eisenberg became a consulting editor for strategic development at media powerhouse Time, Inc., where he helped initiate a broad range of new business extensions for TIME magazine.

Then, in 1999, with his family comfortably settled in a New York suburb, Eisenberg received a call that changed the course of his life. The Vice Chairman of the Wisconsin-based Lands' End asked him to join the company as the Executive Vice President and Creative Director. After serious contemplation, the Eisenbergs headed West. During the next five years, Eisenberg eventually became the Chief Creative and Administrative Officer at Lands' End as he overhauled and refreshed all aspects of the brand. This experience helped to inspire this new book about the life we want, the life we don't, and the costs of each.

In addition to The Number, Eisenberg is the author of Breaking Eighty : A Journey Through the Nine Fairways of Hell, among other books. He has contributed numerous magazine articles and reviews to Fortune, Rolling Stone, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, and other national publications. He was also one of the co-founders of Rotisserie League Baseball.

Currently, Eisenberg and his family divide their time between Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago.

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