Helping baby boomers as they age has become a popular subject for writers who are often boomers themselves. The messages are usually upbeat and optimistic, ensuring readers that the best times are ahead. In The Power Years, Dychtwald (Age Power) and Kadlec, a senior writer at Time magazine, focus on the choices and opportunities that are available upon retirement, with more time for friends, family, learning, and fun. They combine inspirational case stories and practical advice to help seniors start new businesses and rekindle the love fires. While all readers will relish the positive message, the book will best suit the affluent. Editor Sellers commissioned experts like Rabbi Harold Kushner, clothing designer Diane Von Furstenberg, and makeup artist Bobbi Brown to write essays dealing with attitude, appearance, fitness, career, money, and fun. Garrison Keillor tells readers to stop complaining, while Harold Bloom advises them to read the classics. Doctors discuss nutrition and life-saving procedures, while financial experts talk about investments. It's a great book to browse or read piecemeal. Highly recommended; sales of the book will be donated to cancer organizations. In The Time of Your Life, Wheeler, a columnist on aging for the Ventura County, CA, STAR, has collected her best work on health, recreation, creative activities, grandparenting, new careers, and relationships; her goal is to help readers grow older with zest and enjoyment. To her credit, she also covers the importance of pets, crimes against seniors, and end-of-life issues-subjects not found in similar books on aging. This is an enjoyable and helpful read, though Wheeler's family anecdotes and pictures detract. For larger libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.