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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.

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.
Author(s): James Hollis

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.
Author(s): Kara Oh

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. . .
Author(s): Jim Conway

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?
Author(s): Samantha Esmond

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.
Author(s): Steve Ochs

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.
Author(s): La Jill Hunt

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.
Author(s): Barbara Bradley Hagerty

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.
Author(s): Howell Raines

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.
Author(s): Pat Gaudette, Gay Courter

Best Midlife Crisis Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Author(s): Susanne Schmidt
ID: 2597108, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Why we can't sleep: women's new midlife crisis

Author(s): Calhoun, Ada
ID: 2866491, Publisher: Grove Press, Year: 2020, Size: 351 Kb, Format: epub

Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

Author(s): Ada Calhoun
ID: 2477522, Publisher: Grove Atlantic, Year: 2019, Size: 260 Kb, Format: epub

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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