Great book to give as a gift. The book is upbeat, entertaining and informative. It reads like a novel and therefore imparts knowledge easily and pleasantly.

Calvin from Arizona

If you are 18 years or older, you need to read this book.

The “good old days” are gone and in these turbulent times we are on our own when it comes to creating a rewarding retirement life.

It is never too early to start the process and the Parkers’ book is an outstanding blueprint with which to plan. Do your kids and their kids a favor — get started immediately on the future and do it right from the beginning with the experience and knowledge contained in this book. Your future will thank you.

Dick Green, Retired, California

How life is to be LIVED!

Having know John and Trisha for over twenty-five years, I can attest that theirs is an example of how life is to be LIVED! Their book is an excellent guide to managing one’s retirement, and an upbeat presentation of the opportunities and challenges of the “golden” years. I highly recommend it.

Tyson F. Wood, SVP Wealth Management UBS, Oregon

Easy for a boomer to relate and execute.

Excellent book about real life experiences of John and Trisha Parker, as they take the next steps to enjoy retirement life. Great reference and tips for travel, recipes and heartwarming stories of their travel and family experiences.

Jack & Gwen Mitchell, Retirees Anheuser-Busch Inc./WorleyParsons, California

A focus of our book is to provide money saving tips and organizational advice to free up your pocket book and declutter your mind. Love the feedback that supports this goal.

Trisha Parker, The Best of Our Lives


The Parkers have springled their book with a combination of practical experiences, expert advice, and personal insights.

Ruth Roberts, The Newspapers, California

One thing you emphasized that we did not have was a Home Warranty. So glad we had it this last year when we found a leak under the kitchen sink. It was well worth the money we paid out.

L. Bergeron, Retired, California

Our copy of your book, “The Best of Our Lives”, is used here like a coffee table book, never too far away.

While our age keeps us from much travel we have alwaus very much enjoyed John’s blogs on yours. One of the best things we find is that you two write about and share experiences that are things of interest to us and we feel like we are at least contemporaries. Being a food adventurer, your temptations with directions for interesting and always very tasty dishes, from Trisha’s Dishes is one of my favorite offerings on your website. Cheryl and I wish you much success marketing the book to the advantage of new readers who we are confident will appreciate the book and its authors as much as we do.

Al Bolden, Idaho, Retired Executive KFHP

The Best of Our Lives is a refreshing roadmap for how to live the best quality of life you can and planning for retirement years. John & Trisha share their lives and expertise providing helpful tools, worksheets and invaluable information. It’s a book with answers to questions you may not have even considered and one you’ll keep handy to refer back to repeatedly.

Kristi Rucker, ABR,GRI,SRES,VAREP Realtor® RE/MAX, Washington