A handbook for those who plan to retire to a life of leisure, as well as for those who want to semi-retire to part-time farming, written by the author of the best general guide to California. He writes out of conviction and enthusiasm that in California will be found the answers to the Why? Where? and How? of retirement. He charts the reasons why he thinks it holds these answers, and then takes, in geographical succession, the sections, the specific localities, that offer most. His final chapters discuss health seeking and finding, recreations, farmstuffs, buying or building a home, investment in real estate, living in a trailer, how to move and what to take, etc. The book- while directed specifically to those weighing the pros and cons of California, would serve as a practical guide to the state for those who want to look before they leap. The specific values of each section are carefully indicated, scenic values noted.