Women Facing Retirement guides readers through a metaphoric hall of mirrors resplendent with the stories of more than 40 women in the potentially shattering transition from work to retirement. In an intimate and authentic voice, Bonnie Bostrom and her writing partner, Barbara Reider, gently describe the "empty desk syndrome" and what it can mean to walk unwittingly into an unexamined post-career territory. The voices of other women add to the mix, their stories artfully linked, their experiences an indispensable map. Some do well, while others flounder. But every candid narrative conveys invaluable lessons about transitioning out of your career and into a new chapter.