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Watch the video of Susan’s interview on Alivelihood with Karma Kitaj HERE. Courtesy of Brookline Access Television

Life After Journalism  | American Journalism Review. Book review by Carl Sessions Stepp Carl Sessions Stepp (, AJR’s senior editor, teaches at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. As so many of us were told so often, journalism isn’t a job but a way of life. It’s all-consuming and permanent. Or [...]

The always thoughtful Christian Science Monitor has just published an examination of our changing concepts of “retirement.” From the Monitor’s always thoughtful editor, John Yemma:  “The modern idea of retirement is a little more than half a century old. And retirement itself is changing (a Christian Science Monitor report explains how). It’s not just naps [...]

Noted author, Martin Sandler, and former Boston Globe columnist, Susan Trausch, will co-teach Barnstable County youth about nonfiction and journalism on Saturday, March 26, 2011 on behalf of the Cape Cod Writers Center ‘s new Tomorrow’s Writers Today program. This day-long workshop and box lunch is free of charge to all students of the Barnstable [...]

Susan Trausch has been invited to present a Gonson Society lecture at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Harvard Square on February 10, 2011. Her talk is entitled “Retirement: It’s not as easy as it looks.” After a career at the Boston Globe, Susan Trausch is “retired,” but not quite sure what that means. [...]

Melanie Lauwers’  Bookshelf column in The Cape Cod Times recommends “Groping Toward Whatever…” for anyone contemplating retirement. “You’ll likely learn a great deal from Trausch’s five-year quest to build a new identity.” Read the column at Cape Cod Times

Thanks to The Baltimore Sun for keeping available this Susan Trausch column about the run-up to the big recession…of 1990! SORRY TO BREAK this to America, but the Micro Mood Index is hovering around 5. The MMI is my small-picture system for tracking the health of the economy. It operates on a scale of 1 [...]

Groping Toward Whatever… is “a must-read for anyone considering leaving the workforce at the end of a long career or facing a totally different major life change.” So writes Carol Britton Meyer in The Hingham Journal, who found the book “humorous yet totally forthright.” An interview with author Susan Trausch is featured in the November [...]

Susan Trausch has been invited to speak at the Norwell Public Library to discuss her thoughtful and witty take on one of life’s great transitions: retirement. All are welcome, and Susan will be glad to sign copies of her new book “Groping Toward Whatever – or How I Learned to Retire (sort of)” available at [...]

By popular demand, “Groping toward Whatever…” is now available for Kindle at Go to the Amazon link on the right.