Testimonials

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Time Magazine Recommends
Freudenheim’s Book

“Ellen’s a great writer. Her travel guides were steady sellers for St. Martin’s Press with multiple editions. Hopefully more guides are on the way.” ~David Moldawer, editor, St. Martin’s Press

“..while there are many books on retirement, this one ranks among the best…recommended reading for all public libraries….” ~Library Journal, 2005 (about Looking Forward: An Optimist’s Guide to Retirement)

“Sex, spirituality, money extended careers, volunteering—they’re all here…” ~Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2004

Wall St. Journal…

“(Ellen’s) guidebook to what’s next and what’s possible… covers the landscape in a stylish and easily digestible volume. Great graphics and resource section, replete with Web sites, literature and a directory of organizations.” ~Wall St. Journal, Encore

“…an incredibly energetic person who knows how to explain things clearly in a way that gets the attention and interest of the public. She is also one of those people for whom no new task is too daunting. She plows into a subject area, learning it thoroughly and then explaining it concisely and effectively to others. …. a high energy, creative person…” ~Barbara Hohlt, Executive Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence

“Ellen is an independent and self-motivated project leader and writer, demonstrating unusually high levels of creativity and clarity in her writing. …. She is a quick learner and integrates her work and contributions into a complex environment well. She has very effective interpersonal skills …” ~Eric Cohen, Chairperson, Investors Against Genocide

Ellen Named Fellow…

“Ellen is an excellent writer and steadfast supporter of good causes. She was named a 1998 Fellow for the Join Together Fellows Program .. in recognition of her leadership abilities. Ellen is a strategic thinker who knows how to get the job done.” ~Anara Guard, Director of Information and Outreach, Join Together

Ellen as a Public Speaker…

“Ellen is a solid thinker, excellent writer and first-rate presenter. She’s thoughtful, collegial, and thorough.” ~Dick Goldberg, Director of Coming of Age (Philadelphia)

“Our meeting participants are smart, professional, sophisticated men and women who know this field, and yes, have heard many speakers, yet they were wide awake and obviously enjoying (Ellen’s) late-afternoon presentation, thanks to her fresh approach and subtle sense of humor…they certainly jumped at the chance to get copies of her new book, Looking Forward…” ~Marc Freedman, President, Civic Ventures (Palo Alto)

Awarded Honorable Mention for 2005 Educators Award…

“It is a pleasure for me to write in support of Ellen Freudenheim’s ability to inform, educate, and entertain…She was invited to attend to receive recognition for her recent book, Looking Forward: An Optimist’s Guide to Retirement.” ~Peggy King SE Representative, Educators Award Committe, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Southeast Regional Conference (Williamsburg, Virginia)