Men's Point Of View:
A Snapshot In Time

By Arloa Jane Walter
6 x 9 in; 116 pages
$20.00 Softcover
ISBN 978-0-9701030-3-1

A book about the stories of older men, “Men's Point Of View: A Snapshot In Time," by Arloa Jane Walter, has been published and released by Carneros Press.

"Men's Point Of View" is a collection of interesting stories, observations and anecdotes from 34 individual men at their retirement age-in essence telling their life stories. It is a revealing book about men who could easily be our fathers or grandfathers. The book presents interviews of these men that are a snapshot in time of their lives and aims to discover what retirement-aged men think about their lives, their family, the younger generation and other topics and tells the personal stories about how they got where they are. "Men's Point Of View" also advocates the importance of the concept of "life review" as a means to not only tell our life stories but as a valuable tool to reconcile our lives and live in peace with ourselves and those around us.

“"Why a book on these older men? Because they have value. They have wisdom, they have learned lessons, worked hard, and have experienced so much," according to author Arloa Jane Walter. "They can teach and direct and advise the younger generation. They are husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, friends and neighbors. They have so much to say, and I want to validate and acknowledge their value, sensitivity, intelligence, and manhood and humanity.”

Arloa Jane Walter was born in Wisconsin, raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and then lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of her adult life. She earned a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California (now called Notre Dame de Namur University) and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a wife, mother of three sons and a grandmother of seven. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has worked with the older population in all settings. Her previous book, "Voices of Older Women: What They Want To Say… Why You're Not Listening," chronicled the stories of 100 older women who were invisible to society.

"Men's Point Of View: A Snapshot In Time" is available for purchase direct from Carneros Press either online at or by sending a check in US funds payable to "Carneros Press" in the amount of $23.50 ($20.00 + $3.50 for shipping and handling). California residents must add 8.75% ($1.75) sales tax. Mail payments to Carneros Press, PO Box 2051, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Men's Point Of View: A sampling of some of the things the men had to say…

"In my whole life things just happened. No plans. I just plod ahead with the help of God and Jesus. I don't claim any strengths, just muddle along and things just work out." -- from a 77-year-old retired lawyer

"Retirement is the best opportunity to do whatever you want." -- from a 73-year-old retired lawyer and engineer

"You young people are going to get old someday so have a talk with yourself. You are bulletproof before 40, and then you are vulnerable. Trust your gut then research it." -- from a 67-year-old very busy retiree

"I don't want to be in a nursing home, I want to pull the plug myself." -- from a 65-year-old retired systems analyst

"The flipside of the satisfied provider is that of a man having to care for his Alzheimer's/Dementia afflicted wife, then having to decide about placement in a home, etc. Imagine the conflict engendered by the provider role-playing husband confronted with the impossible task of caring for his wife having an irreparable disease." -- from a 78-year-old retired educator

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1. Preface

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