Four Passions: Conversations with Myself by Wallace Peters

About the Book

Four Passions: Conversations with Myself is a frank account of the psychological pitfalls that many couples encounter after one or both are obliged to retire.

Author Wallace Peters is a widely renowned scientist in his 80s, whose main interest is tropical medicine. In 2007, he and his wife, Ruth, moved into a peaceful retirement village located in the English countryside. Nine months later, Ruth succumbed to cancer. After her death, the author learned that many of the 200 residents in his community, irrespective of their former careers, struggled to find direction in their lives. Hoping to restore their enthusiasm, Wallace set out to describe his and Ruth’s experiences with their positive lifestyle during retirement.

An ever-increasing number of seniors will face an unprecedented long period of living post-retirement. This book offers an optimistic perspective on the challenge of “old age”.