Barbara and Susan actually wrote the first edition of this book several years ago. This is a previously released book for them. This edition contains the original book plus new information. It is one of those books that got better with the new version because they are able to share more about their time as empty nesters now. They have learned and grown and I love that they stepped out to bring us a new version. I had not heard of the book before this one was released. The timing for me is perfect as we are quickly moving toward this phase of our lives in the next 6-8 years.