Life Is So Good
George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
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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
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Read this book and learn. Such a joy to read. Affirms most everything I think about in terms of treating people and living your life. Great book.
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Reading this book,made me realize I've been wasting my life all a long.I think if anyone out there in this world,is thinking it's to late to change or even going back to school,needs to read this book.
What a great book. It allowed me to step back and realize that so many worries are about ridiculous things that do not matter. Those same worries have a way of distracting us from the things that really do matter.
It is hard for me to comprehend the way things were during this time period. Sad.... and yet his attitude is that of happiness, compassion, gratitude, and peace. AMAZING!!!!!!!