‘An enormous adventure’: Regular visitor chronicles mid-life journey in new book

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM.

"The whole book is a little about moving to the second half our lives, and it's an awakening," he said. "The first half is about making money, but in the second half if we don't deal with it, we settle for a life of mediocrity. It's a search for our purpose and if we find it the second half can be an enormous adventure."

Is the book autobiographical, and has Wood found his purpose for the second half?

Wood laughs at the question.

"My purpose, I think, is to remind people that we really need to live until we die. We're not spectators in the game," he said. "I had gotten into whenever I got bored, I would move on. I wanted excitement and to do something bold and scary at the same time. But that doesn't happen. My purpose is to inspire through humor."

Wood said he has gotten good reviews and positive feedback so far from those who have read the book and 1,500 copies have sold.

"People say it's a huge wake-up call," he said.

Writing the book got his creative side going, said Wood, so, what came next happened accidentally.

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