About NOT EXACTLY RETIRED: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road
and in the Peace Corps
by David Jarmul (Nepal 1977–79; Moldova 2016–18)
Americans approaching retirement can redefine their lives and find new fulfillment by pursuing international adventure and service instead of drifting in their familiar jobs. That’s the message of Not Exactly Retired: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road and in the Peace Corps.
Author David Jarmul is a widely published writer, world traveler and former head of news and communications at Duke University. He describes how he walked away from his job to travel with his wife across the United States and Nepal, and then serve together as Peace Corps Volunteers in Moldova, in Eastern Europe. Readers in more than 100 countries followed their journey on David’s popular blog Not Exactly Retired, and in news stories. Not Exactly Retired is a book for anyone seeking inspiration about how they, too, might find adventure, serve others, and redefine themselves for the next phase of their lives.
What others are saying:
• “David gently teases out a striking contrast between his service in Nepal 35 years ago and in Moldova in the age of Trump.” Marco Werman, former Peace Corps Volunteer, Togo; host of “The World” on public radio.
• “David’s storytelling is engaging and will inspire you to find your own North Star, whether that is more travel or joining the Peace Corps like they did, or striking out for unknown personal territory.” Debbie and Michael Campbell, The Senior Nomads.
• “A fascinating story about the rewards of doing good while seeing the world. It shows how adventure can give new meaning to our lives and make them richer.” Jonathan Look, Jr., LifePart2
• “The poignant vignettes throughout this remarkably readable book demonstrate that you can serve again after you have ‘retired’ from a rewarding career.” Kevin F. F. Quigley, former president, National Peace Corps Association.