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Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

posted on April 3, 2017

The New York Times’ Paul Vitello reports, “Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90.” Vitello writes, “Mr. Bolles, an ordained Episcopal minister until 2004, when he left the ministry, said the title of his book came from an oft-repeated discussion he had in the 1960s with parishioners who were unhappy in their jobs. They would say they were thinking of bailing out.”

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