5 Funny Books About Retirement

Retirement can be a time of joy, relaxation, and adventure. But it can also be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Fortunately, there are plenty of authors who have tackled the topic of retirement with humor and wit. From fiction to non-fiction, here are some of the top funny books about retirement.

“How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor” by Ernie J. Zelinski

This book is another humorous and unconventional take on retirement, with chapters like “The Importance of Having Nothing to Do” and “The Benefits of Being Over the Hill.” Zelinski offers practical tips for achieving a fulfilling retirement, based on his own experiences and interviews with other retirees.

“Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide” by Michael Kinsley

This book is a humorous exploration of the challenges and joys of aging. Kinsley, a well-known journalist and commentator, draws on his own experiences to offer witty insights on topics like retirement, health care, and memory loss.

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

This fiction novel tells the story of a grumpy retiree who finds new purpose and joy in life through unexpected friendships and experiences. Backman’s humor and heart make this a touching and entertaining read.

“Retirement for Beginners” by Clive Whichelow and Mike Haskins

This non-fiction book offers a humorous yet practical guide to retirement planning and living. Whichelow and Haskins’ witty writing style and practical tips make this a must-read for anyone approaching retirement age.

“Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast

While not exclusively about retirement, this non-fiction graphic novel offers a humorous and poignant look at aging, death, and family relationships. Chast’s witty illustrations and candid discussions make this a must-read for anyone facing the challenges of growing older.

“The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

In this fiction novel, a group of retired seniors decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a bank. Ingelman-Sundberg’s humorous and heartwarming approach to the topic of retirement makes this a fun and inspiring read.

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