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Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Midlife Crisis books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis As a Spiritual Awakening (2017)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate Collection**WINNER of the 2017 Independent Press Award for Spiritual/Self Help books **WINNER of the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards for Personal Growth books At Midlife Your Story is Only Half Told… Many people “die” in their 50s and just aren’t buried until their 80s. That’s because they did not take the full journey available to them at midlife. The whole point of midlife is to allow – even force – a re-evaluation of who you are and the life you have created, giving you your very best chance to discover, realize, and actualize your deepest spiritual nature in everyday life. #234,421 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Jett Psaris, Hendricks PhD, Gay

2. Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up (2006)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat 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 age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian…
Author(s): James Hollis

3. Male Midlife Crisis: Why It Causes Men To Destroy Their Families, Finances and Even Commit Suicide…and What You Should Do (2014)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow Can You Know If He’s Going Through Midlife Crisis, and And What Can You Do If He Is? Or, if he’s not at that point yet, what can you do so it doesn’t happen at all? We make fun of midlife crisis but there’s nothing funny about it when you’re the one going through it. Too often, families are ripped apart, finances are ruined, and sadly, too many men respond by committing suicide. In this revealing book, you will discover: • What triggers male midlife crisis, • Why men have such a difficult time dealing with it, • What you can do to help him through it, • What you need to do to protect yourself and your family, • And what…
Author(s): Kara Oh

4. Men in Midlife Crisis (1997)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionJim Conway writes for all men who face midlife and have thought about walking away from family, work, church . . . all responsibilities, and never coming back. Of his own midlife crisis he says, “I feel like a vending machine. Someone pushes a button, and out comes an article. The family pushes buttons and out comes dollars. The community pushes other buttons. . . .” Also available- Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis by Sally Conway. #327,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1285 in Aging (Books) #511 in Christian Men’s Issues #259…
Author(s): Jim Conway

5. Mastering Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis (2019)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionHave you ever thought you are losing your mind because your husband became a stranger over night? Has he told you, your marriage is over, and he is no longer in love with you, or has never loved you? Is he rewriting your history, and sees no future with you, and you feel like you have no say in your marriage? This book gives an in-depth overview about male Midlife Crisis, paired with a several personal stories, which allows readers to identify with other women who maneuvered their way through such a crisis.Great advice is given on what to do and what to avoid if you want to save your marriage. It’s at least worth…
Author(s): Samantha Esmond

6. MIDMEN: The Modern Man’s Guide to Surviving Midlife Crisis (2015)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionEighty percent of modern, middle-aged men are having what is known as a midlife crisis. These men represent the highest concentration of wealth, the longest terms of unemployment and (drum roll please) the highest rate of suicide. They also represent over four million inappropriate gold stud earrings, seventeen billion individual hair transplants and eight thousand miles of hairy muffin top. These are the MIDMEN.MIDMEN is more than just an informative self help book for a growing, if rapidly balding, generation. It's a frank – okay downright…
Author(s): Steve Ochs

7. Midlife Crisis (Loyalty Series) (2019)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionSylvia Blackwell has it all, or so she thinks. She and her handsome husband, Garrett, are the epitome of success: an immaculate house of their dreams, a beautiful and talented 17-year-old daughter, flourishing careers, and nearly twenty years of perfectly wedded bliss. Just as they are making plans for their vow renewal celebration, a call in the middle of the night interrupts their picture-perfect lives. Now Sylvia has to deal with the reality of Garrett’s dead mistress, a love child she never knew about, and the fact that the man she’s been married to for the past…
Author(s): La Jill Hunt

8. Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife (2017)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionDaniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and DriveA dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better—and for good.There’s no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis, Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. It’s a myth, an illusion. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes, and pleasures. In…
Author(s): Barbara Bradley Hagerty

9. Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis (2006)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionHowell Raines has gone fly fishing with presidents of the United States and legends of the sport, as well as relatives, childhood friends, and his two sons. Casting deep into the waters of his tumultuous and momentous life – his storied career at the New York Times, his painful divorce, his seven-year feud with his father, his memorable friendship with fisherman/philosopher Richard C. Blalock – Raines offers his now-classic meditation on the “disciplined, beautiful, and unessential activity” of fly fishing and the challenges and opportunities of middle age. A witty and profound…
Author(s): Howell Raines

10. How to Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from The Midlife Wives Club (2011)

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate CollectionYou are in a committed relationship, married or involved exclusively with one another. You thought everything was glorious—or, at least as glorious as it gets. All relationships have some rough spots. But now it seems that you are always fighting. Or he just doesn’t act like himself anymore. He doesn’t like his job. He wants a sportier car. He says you and he have grown apart. He wants something but he doesn’t know what.All relationships have their difficult times, but when a previously sensible man morphs into an angry stranger, the difficulties compound. Does your man say he is no longer “in love”…
Author(s): Pat Gaudette, Gay Courter

Books shelved as midlife-crisis: That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo, Straight Man by Richard Russo, The Understudy by David Nicholls, The Mermaid Chair Though “midlife crisis” may make you think of people cheating on their longtime spouses, riding around town in sports cars, or suddenly becoming preoccupied with their bodies — some good can actually come out of the emotional upheaval. Yes. I ended up writing Midlife: A Philosophical Guide, a book about the midlife crisis, or the many midlife crises: the many challenges of adapting to middle age. Before we get stuck into the five books that you’ve chosen on this topic, could you give a sense of when you think midlife begins because that, in itself, is quite a controversial A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some midlife crisis books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Cooking My Way through My Husband's Midlife Crisis

Author(s): Lloyd, Arleen Martin
Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2073765

After America's Midlife Crisis (Boston Review Books)

Author(s): Michael Gecan
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 368 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 535544

America's Midlife Crisis: The Future of a Troubled Superpower

Author(s): Gary R. Weaver, Adam Mendelson
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 566063

Midlife crisis at 30 : how the stakes have changed for a new generation, and what to do about it

Author(s): Macko, Lia; Rubin, Kerry
Publisher: Rodale Books;Penguin, Year: 2004, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2084227

Medicare's Midlife Crisis

Author(s): Sue Blevins
Publisher: , Year: 2001, Size: 555 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 518884

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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