OLLI Authors: Non-Fiction
Mary Anne Benedetto -
7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing: Build a Priceless Legacy One Story at a Time!
Publisher: A Writer’s Presence, LLC through CreateSpace
Available for purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble (ebook available)
Written: After teaching many memoir writing workshops and seeing the need for a simplified guide on this topic.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at Coastal Carolina University (Member/Teacher)
Bill Boudreau -
Wedgeport ~ Poems, Folklore, History, Images
Available for Purchase from: amazon.com
Genre: Documentary in words and images
Author’s Website: http://www.billboudreau.com/
Written: After retirement
Author’s Note; Attend and Facilitate OLLI classes
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI @ OSU, Oklahoma
Sy Brandon -
A Composers Guide To Understanding Music With Activities for Listeners, Interpreters, and Composers
Publisher: Co-op Press
Available for Purchase from: http://www.lulu.com/
Genre: Music Appreciation
Author's Website: http://www.cooppress.net/
Author's Blog: http://www.composinginsights.blogspot.com/
Written: After taking retirement
Authors Note: I use this book in my OLLI Learning Group Music To Your Ears
OLLI Affiliation: Yavapai College OLLI of Sedona and the Verde Valley (Member & Instructor)
Joseph M. Carlin -
Cocktails: A Global History
Publisher: Reaktion Books - Edible
Available for Purchase from: Amazon.com
Genre: Cookbooks - Drinks and Beverages - Gastronomy - History
Authors Note: Here's a recent audio interview with the BBC
Affiliation: OLLI at UMass Boston (Facilitator)
Dr. Raymond J. Cormier -
The Methods of Medieval Translators: A Comparison of the Latin Text of Virgil's Aeneid With Its Old French Adaptations
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Mellen Press
Genre: Literary criticism/medieval comparative literature (French, Latin, Celtic)/translation theory/transmission of antiquity
Web Links: Longwood University Magazine for Alumni, University Cover Story
Authors Note: This monograph examines the medieval French translation/adaptation of Virgil’s Aeneid. The work employs Relevance Theory, second language pedagogy and hermeneutics in its analyses.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at Duke (Member and Instructor)
Diane Dreher -
Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling
Published: 2008 by Da Capo Press.
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
Genre: Personal Growth, Psychology
Author's Website: http://www.dianedreher.com
Author's Blog: http://dianedreherblog.blogspot.com/
Written: I’m not retired yet but OLLI has given me a beautiful vision of a joyous and dynamic retirement.
Authors Note: See more books by Ivan Frank in the History category
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at Santa Clara University (Member & Instructor)
Joyce Edward -
The Sibling Relationship A Force for Growth and Conflict
Published: Hard Cover and Ebook published 2011, Paperback, 2012
Publisher: Jason Aronson, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
Available for purchase from: Amazon
Written: after taking retirement
Author's Note: I retired from the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in 2006. I previously taught at Adelphi, Hunter and Smith College Schools of Social Work and had co-written "Separation-Individuation: Theory and Application" and co- edited "Fostering Healing and Growth: A Psychoanalytic Social Work Approach" and the "Social Work Psychoanalyst's Casebook: Clinical Voices in Honor of Jean Sanville".
OLLI Affiliation: Member of the Stony Brook University OLLI program.
Burt Hall -
The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy
Published: June 2012
Available for Purchase from: iUniverse or Amazon
Genre: Political Science
Author's Web Links:
Written: After retirement, 2012
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at the University of Richmond
Gainer M K -
Real Astronomy with Small Telescopes: Step by Step Activities for Discovery
Published: 2006 by Springer-Verlag, London.
Available for Purchase from Amazon
Genre: Astronomy or Amateur Astronomy.
Author's Web Links:
Written: In retirement
OLLI Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon Osher Institute (Instructor)
Sharon M. Lippincott -
The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing
Published: 2007 by Lighthouse Press. Available for Purchase from Amazon
Genre: Biography -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Author’s Website:: http://sharonlippincott.com/
Author’s Blog: http://heartandcraft.blogspot.com/
Written: After taking retirement.
Authors Note: 'I teach both beginning and advanced life story writing classes.'
OLLI Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon Osher Institute (Member & Instructor)
Ginger T. Manley -
Assisted Loving: The Journey through Sexuality and Aging
Available for Purchase from: Amazon and other online retailers in bound and eBook formats
Written: After taking partial retirement and while teaching OLLI courses.
Authors Note: 'I teach both professional students in medicine and nursing in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and also lifelong learners in the Vanderbilt OLLI program.’
Affiliation: OLLI at Vanderbilt University (Member & Instructor)
Sarah F. Pearlman -
Mother-Talk: Conversations with Mothers of Lesbian Daughters and Female-to-Male Transgender Children
Publisher: Demeter Press
Available for Purchase: Amazon
Genre: LGBT Studies, Family and Motherhood Studies, Non-fiction interview research
Author’s Web Links: Huffington Post Interview (audio) sarah.pearlman1 (Facebook)
Written: After taking retirement
Author’s note: This is a collection of stories from twenty-four mothers; twelve who found out a daughter was a lesbian and twelve who learned that a child, born a biological female, was intending to transition to male. The book captures what it is like to be the mother of a lesbian daughter who has different interests and will lead a different life, or a child who is planning sex reassignment.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at UMass Boston (Member and Teacher), teaches classes on aging, disability, and LGBT issues and concerns.
Jack R. Plimmer (Editor) -
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals, Volumes 1-3
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Available for Purchase from: Knovel
Genre: Non-Fiction, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Full citation: Plimmer, Jack R.; Gammon, Derek W.; Ragsdale, Nancy N.
Authors Note: Provides coverage of a wide range of topics contributed by experts world wide. The work emphasizes the chemicals used in agriculture.Toxicological and regulatory implications are included throughout.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI USF Tampa FL
Ron Robertson -
Optimism For A Changing America
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon (hard copy and Kindle); Barnes&Noble
Written: Upon the encouragement of my students.
Authors Note: It is the author's contention that the presumption that
America's best days are behind us is without merit. In fact, there is a large body of evidence to the contrary.
Olli Affiliation: OLLI at The University of Delaware. Member and Instructor.
Mary K. Stillwell -
The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon and from U of N Press
Genre: Biography -- Lit Crit -- Trade Book -- Research -- M
Websites: www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Life-and-Poetry-of-Ted-Kooser,675727.aspx and www.facebook.com/TheLifeAndPoetryOfTedKooser
Authors Note: I am an OLLI member and I teach from time to time.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Frank J. Tassielli -
An Italian Boy’s Life
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Available for purchase from: Amazon/CreateSpace or firstname.lastname@example.org
Written: After taking retirement
Author’s Note: My book is the true story of an Italian family’s struggle to immigrate to America before, during and after World War II. It is a story filled with tragedy mixed with humor.
Affiliation: OLLI @ Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY
Francine Toder, Ph.D. -
The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty
Published: 2013 by Aziri Books
Genre: Non Fiction - health and wellness, brain fitness, fine arts
Author’s Website: thevintageyearsbook.com & docToder.com
Author’s Blog:Contributing blogger on HUFF/POST 50
Authors Note: I provided a free event/brown bag lunch talk at my OLLI titled "Creative Arts: Essential for a healthy aging brain and psyche”
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at San Francisco State University (Member & Instructor)
Holley Hewitt Ulbrich -
Economics Takes a Holiday: Celebrations from the Dismal Science
Publisher: Abbott Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Abbott Press
Written: After retirement.
Authors Note: Uses holidays as a context for exploring economic ideas and issues (population control, immigration, minimum wage, economic forecasting, invasive species, revolutions, the evolving family) throughout the year. Good material for discussion groups.
OLLI Affiliation: Clemson University Osher Institute (Member, Instructor, Board Member.)