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Gordon Burgett wrote How to Plan a Great Second Life: Why not live fully every day of your extra 30 years? in late 2003. Earlier, in 2001, he joined forces with Dr. Jay hislop and wrote Life After Dentistry: What Are You Going to Do With Your Extra 30 Years? Gordon currently  speaks nationwide about this topic, offering keynotes, break-out sessions, workshops, and spousal programs at conventions, company meetings, retreats, and universities.

Burgett has given over 2,000 professional speaking presentations since 1981.


With 1,700+ articles and 27 books in print, he has appeared extensively on radio and TV, as a guest author and a publishing specialist.  He has also produced 26 audio cassette series and singles. Burgett is a long-standing member of (and speaks regularly to) the National Speakers Association, the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and the Publishers Marketing Association. Burgett's other books include:

Four of Burgett’s books have been Writer’s Digest Book Club top choices: Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, The Travel Writer’s Guide, The Writer’s Guide to Query and Cover Letters, and How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing.

Gordon has owned and directed a publishing company, Communication Unlimited, since 1981. It specializes in books, reports, and cassettes about writing, empire-building, and niche publishing. In 1995, the company merged with Marsha Freeman’s Team Systems and created Dental Communication Unlimited and Medical Communication Unlimited, to begin a series of standard operating procedures manuals (and other, related office operations products) for health care professionals. (See In 2002, C.C. created Education Communication Unlimited and has subsequently produced What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know and a related report series (see

Burgett earned four academic degrees: B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Latin American Studies), M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (Luso-Brazilian Studies), M.F.T. Thunderbird Graduate School (Foreign Trade), and an M.A., Northern Illinois University (U.S. Intellectual History). He was twice an university dean, taught Portuguese and history, created a city recreation program in Illinois, directed CARE (and Peace Corps) programs in Colombia and Ecuador (including the Land Directorship of the HOPE ship medical/dental program in Guayaquil), twice studied in Brazil, played professional baseball, and led a gold hunt up the Paushi Yaco (Upper Amazon) River in Ecuador.

Gordon is also the creator of Age Masters, an Internet acknowledgment and listing service for athletic achievements in running, walking, cycling, swimming and wheeling. (See

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