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An Evening with Ranjan Mukherjee, Author of “Living Free, Living Well” at the Newtown Bookshop, PA.

Please join me and the Newtown Bookshop on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30pm to celebrate my book “Living Free, Living Well : My Life as a Zen Bon Vivant”!   I will be giving a brief introduction, entertaining questions and signing copies! 

All are invited to join us in person at the Newtown Bookshop at 2835 South Eagle Road, Newtown, PA, 18950!

Living Free, Living Well
Living Free, Living Well


Retired at fifty-eight and living the good life as a Bon Vivant with a relaxed Zen attitude—is this possible?  

            Yes, as Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee details here in Living Free, Living Well: My Life as a Zen Bon Vivant. You will be amazed by his life story: how little he started with and how he planned, worked, saved, and invested for retirement. He was laid off at fifty-eight. After that, he transitioned into a happy, comfortable retirement and is enjoying it thoroughly.

Part One of the book explains Dr. Mukherjee’s philosophies on finance, education, family, and health―all crucial to his planning toward and enjoying retirement. He offers up a simple, straightforward roadmap for anyone to follow.

What sets this book apart from other retirement planning guides is Part Two, an autobiographical sketch of Dr. Mukherjee’s life on three continents and how those experiences made him the Zen-minded, multicultural person he is today. You will read about his childhood in India, heart-stopping jungle adventures, graduate school and professional life in the US pharmaceutical industry, his gastronomic postdoctoral sojourn in France, and his eye-opening trips to China. He skillfully weaves these two parts together to explain his reasoning behind each life decision. These pithy, insightful anecdotes are a delight to read. Selected, thematic photos enliven the story.

This book is a must-read for those who want to plan for retirement but don’t know where to start or are afraid to take the plunge. This is also for those who are interested in life in different countries: India, the US, France, and China.

Read on. You may soon be enjoying the stress-free, contented life of a Zen Bon Vivant.


Ranjan Mukherjee (M.Sc. Physics, Ph.D. Biology) has worked in the US pharmaceutical industry as a research scientist for over twenty years. He retired at fifty-eight, and since then, has been living his dream. He is a writer, traveler, photographer and speaker. He writes on life and retirement and speaks on his travels and adventures in India, France, Nepal and China. His jungle adventures have delighted many audiences. He spends his leisure time with a good book and a nice drink—a true Zen Bon Vivant.

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 6:30pm

Event address: 

2835 South Eagle Road

Newtown, PA18940