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Anthropologist Margaret Mead said "It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all regrets into old age." If you're in the second half of your life, you may have considered upending this cruelty by finding a new purpose in life through further education or a new job. Author Marci Alboher joins us to talk about her new book, "The Encore Career Handbook," which offers guidance for midlife career switches.

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Marci Alboher, vice president of Encore.org, and author of "The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life"

Judi Townsend, owner, Mannequin Madness in Oakland

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