Books, Movies, Music & Videos

This section contains a list and links to recommended books, music and videos that will resonate with the baby boomer generation and those who love them. Please check back periodically for monthly picks and the best of the best.



Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Laura Hillenbrand) Randon House, 2010


Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast Bloombury USA, 2014

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent (Barry J. Jacobs) The Guilford Press, 2006


Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife (Eben Alexander M.D.) Simon & Schuster 2012


The Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention and Sexual Well-Being ( Philip Maffetone M.D.) Skyhorse Publishing 2012


How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor (Ernie Zelinski) Vision International Publishing 2009


Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex (John Gray Ph.D.) Harper Collins Publisher 2004


Living In The Land Of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving (Carol Levine) Vanderbuilt University Press, 2014

See Me (Nicholas Sparks) St. Martin Press, 2015

Our Souls at Night (Kent Haruf) Knoph Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015

The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) Time Warner Book Group, 1996


Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut) Random House, 1991

Catch 22 (Joseph Heller) Simon & Schuster 2011


Still Alice (Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth) 2015

Away From Her (Michael Murphy, Gorden Pinsent) 2006

The Notebook (James Garner, Gena Rowlands) 2004


Selma (David Oyelowo, Tom Roth, Tom Wilkerson, Dylan Baker) 2014

Midnight Cowboy (John Voight, Dustin Hoffman) 1969

The Graduate (Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross, William Daniels) 1967

Do You Remember Love (Joanne Woodward) 1985

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer) 2009

Lady And The Tramp – 1955

Lassie – 1994


I’m Gonna Love You Through It (Martina Mcbride) 2012

Old Hippie 3 (Bellamy Brothers) 2012

Storytone: Deluxe Version (Neil Young) 2015

The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert) 2009


Imagine (John Lennon) 1971

Tapestry (Carole King) 1971

My Dad (Paul Peterson) 1962

I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens – 1967

Lobo – Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – 1973 (Official Video)

“Always remember the house that built you and the first dog that loved you.” ~ Michael Groetsch

The greatest true story ever told (“Hachi”) about bonding & loyalty between a man and his dog . As my wife and I watched this movie, even my dog Leo cried at the end. ~ Michael Groetsch

The movie “Hachi” (with Richard Gere) is based on a true story. It is powerful testimony that the bonds between humans and dogs are eternal. ~ Michael Groetsch