Release on 2000-05-09 | by George Dawson,Richard Glaubman
Author: George Dawson,Richard Glaubman
Pubpsher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One man’s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98 “Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn’t anything I would change about my life.”—George Dawson In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the entire sweep of the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson’s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson’s description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.” WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD “A remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A testament to the power of perseverance.”—USA Today “Life Is So Good is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched—maybe even exceeded—by the accomplishment of [George Dawson’s] hard-won education.”—The Washington Post “Eloquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir.”—Publishers Weekly Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
If you are tired of pretending that you are something that you are not, living up to someone elses expectation and always preparing for something great that never seems to happen then this book is for you. Each word's intent is to help filter the impurities of outside influences. Within these pages you are given the gift of you without prejudice or guilt. You will have a free pass to explore what you think, what you have experienced and what you want. You will learn that the only acceptable timetable for greatness is now. The author, Ralph B. Lee, Jr., went through a series of questions that helped him clarify who he was and what was important to him. With his particular personality ever present in the writing as well as his tactical analytical style of addressing issues of living you will enjoy an exhaustive exploration of you. Our market society has convinced most that greatness can be purchased or that greatness is outside each of us. Ralph will show you that you don't need to have anything more than what you have to be great. You are great because you are great.
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Modern Dot Grid Journal Our lovely modern dotted notebooks were created for all of you ladies that love bright and fun stationery. Here is what you can find inside: 100 Dot Grid Pages (spaced .2" apart) Printed on High Quality White Paper Sized at a Perfectly Compact 6x9 Uniquely Designed Premium Softbound Matte Cover These lovely soft bound notebooks make great gifts for teachers, friends, co workers, and all of those ladies that love super fun and cute stationery! Whether you are women in business, a student looking for an cute note taking dote grid journal, or an awesome lady that loves snazzy things, this is for YOU! Be sure to check out our other covers by clicking on our Author Page Snazzy Classy Designs under the title above and you may find the matching planners, notebooks, and more!
Wildly original novelist, essayist, and performance artist Jonathan Aames delivers his best collection yet—a hilarious, risqué, and loveable selection of articles, essays, and fiction, including several previously unpublished pieces.With an HBO pilot based on this collection’s centerpiece (“Bored to Death”), his two hilarious novels, The Extra Man and Wake Up, Sir!, in development as films (with screenplays by Mr. Ames), a critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Alcoholic, under his belt, and an ongoing series of literary and not-so-literary stunts, Jonathan Ames has proven himself to be a writer of diverse and stunning talents. In The Double Life Is Twice as Good, fans will be treated to a deft and charming compilation of Ames’s journalism, personal essays, and short fiction. Featuring illuminating profiles of Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz, his adventures at a goth festival in the Midwest, a story written for Esquire on a napkin, as well as a comic strip collaboration with graphic artist Nick Bertozzi, Ames’s unique style and personality-driven humor shines throughout this wickedly funny collection. Also included is the aforementioned short story, “Bored to Death,” a Raymond Chandler–esque tale about a struggling writer-turned-detective who becomes quickly embroiled in the search for a missing college co-ed. Described by The Portland Oregonian as “an edgier David Sedaris,” it’s no wonder that this comic mastermind’s already fervent and dedicated fanbase is continually growing.
Release on 2019-03-07 | by Women Notebook Publishers
Author: Women Notebook Publishers
Pubpsher: Independently Published
This is the perfect personalized gift? This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you or a friend. Crafted by the team at Women Notebook Publishers, this personalized notebook makes an awesome gift. Perfect for school, writing poetry, use as a diary, gratitude writing, travel journal or dream journal Notebook Features: 6"x9" dimensions - the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk 100 lined white pages Printed on high-quality paper Stylish matte finish with Pink Floral Cover Perfect for use as a journal, notebook or diary to write in Personalized notebooks and journals are a thoughtful gift Perfect personalized birthday gift, Christmas Gift, Father Day, Mothers Day or any occasion. Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!
Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can't get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That's the topic of this book. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I'm still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I've picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what's worked for me. Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So I've tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: "If I'd had more time I would have written a shorter letter". I don't think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope they're useful to you as well. Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesn't feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And I'm also passionate about my life outside work. I've learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think that's rare. And yet, while I know I'm lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives. My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didn't have enough time. So, while I'd often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it. One of the things I've always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people - friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." I'd never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasn't easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, it's worked out quite well. A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. It's even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring. Peter Atkins Seattle, WA December, 2010
A true story about a young woman's spiritual journey out of Mormon polygamy and into Modern-day polyamory or expanded relationship. She tells the "naked truth" about her approach to relationships with her "heart wide open." Her story is passionate, honest, halarious and at times heart-breaking. These are her authentic yet mystical experiences into the world of Mormon polygamy, shamanism, Goddess worship, naturism, Tantra, the Illuminate, and polyamory. You don't want to miss reading this highly-spirited true story of one brave woman's desire to tell the truth--the naked truth.
Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. But defining happiness can be difficult. In this Very Short Introduction, Dan Haybron considers the true nature of happiness. By examining what it is, assessing its importance in our lives, and how we can (and should) pursue it, he considers the current thinking on happiness, from psychology to philosophy. Illustrating the diverse routes to happiness, Haybron reflects on contemporary ideas about the pursuit of a good life and considers the influence of social context on our satisfaction and well-being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Release on 2014-08-26 | by Mindy Greenstein,Jimmie Holland
Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging
Author: Mindy Greenstein,Jimmie Holland
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age--often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland--on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old--explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas--including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology--Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.