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Life Is So Good
by , Richard Glaubman

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

May 09, 2000

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One man鈥檚 extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98<br /> 聽<br /> <b>鈥淭hings will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn鈥檛 anything I would change about my life.鈥濃€擥eorge Dawson</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: 鈥淟ife is so good. I do believe it鈥檚 getting better.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> <b>WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> <br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 testament to the power of perseverance.鈥濃€?lt;i>USA Today</i><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Life Is So Good </i>is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched鈥攎aybe even exceeded鈥攂y the accomplishment of [George Dawson鈥檚] hard-won education.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Washington Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓loquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir.鈥濃€?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.</b>
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
by , Ramie Liddle

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma鈥攏ewly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage鈥攔ose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, 鈥淚鈥檓 ninety years old. I鈥檓 hitting the road.鈥澛?lt;/p><p>And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motor home with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo.聽</p><p>As this once timid woman says 鈥測es鈥?to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon, and mounts up for a horseback ride. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma鈥檚 health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life鈥攕trangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts.</p><p>Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian鈥檚 wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, <em>Driving Miss Norma</em> is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road. It portrays a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer.</p>
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p>With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Renkl Margaret

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family鈥攁nd of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents鈥攈er exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father鈥攁nd of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child鈥檚 transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds鈥攖he natural one and our own鈥斺€渢he shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love鈥檚 own twin.鈥?lt;br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author鈥檚 brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
The Quest For Financial Independence: 10 Areas of Your Planning Y...
by Stanley Funches

Language

English

Pages

117

Publication Date

September 07, 2019

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<h2><strong>The goal of financial independence is being able to live the life you truly want to live without limits.聽</strong></h2><p>How would you like to arrive at a place in your life in the near future where your money does all the work for you? 聽Where you have more options and freedom than ever and you can really enjoy life.</p><p><em>Without a vision, the people perish. 聽</em></p><p>Do you have a vision for financial independence?</p><p>As a successful Financial Planner, author Stanley T. Funches, CFP廬, ChFC廬, CRPC廬, MBA, has helped hundreds of clients in their quest to achieve financial independence. 聽In this book he is sharing his wisdom, knowledge and experience with you so that you can improve your goal of achieving financial independence. 聽聽</p><p>With years of experience in the financial field, the author has witnessed a familiar pattern of the top 10 Areas of Financial Planning Most People Ignore and he is going to personally show you how to see things from a new perspective.</p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 some of what you鈥檒l discover in the Quest for Financial Independence:</strong></p><ul><li>A common mistake people make that leads to fuzzy goals and a lack of motivation.</li><li>Why many people retire when they are not ready and what the consequences of that decision leads to.</li><li>How a Monte Carlo simulator can help you visualize many of the potential outcomes of investment decisions.</li><li>Why the majority of people are unprepared for unexpected expenses and income disruption and how to fix that now.</li><li>How the Trinity Study鈥檚 research focuses on portfolio success rates versus worst-case scenarios and why this matters.</li></ul><p>If you keep doing what you鈥檝e been doing, you may never retire and unfortunately never achieve financial independence. 聽If you鈥檙e already retired and don鈥檛 have financial independence yet, this book can definitely help you. 聽</p><h2><strong>Click the Buy Now button and allow Stanley Funches help change your financial future for yourself and your family.聽聽It鈥檚 time for you to begin planning for your financial future and living the life you deserve.</strong></h2><p>*Stanley T. Funches, CFP廬, ChFC廬, CRPC廬, MBA, is the owner of INTELUS Wealth Management. 聽He has been called a 鈥淲ealth Pioneer鈥?by Wealth Manager Magazine and has done seminars, speaking engagements, and TV news appearances. 聽He was a contributing author to the Amazon Best Seller, Voices of Inspiration 鈥?Real Life Wisdom for Living Your Best Life.</p>
It's Never Too Late: Getting Older, Wiser, and Worry Free in Our ...
by Scott Page

Language

English

Pages

162

Publication Date

August 21, 2015

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<b>Growing old doesn鈥檛 have to be so hard with this 鈥渋mportant and valuable book for baby boomers and their children鈥?(Florence Henderson).</b><br /> 聽<br /> We鈥檙e all going to die.<br /> 聽<br /> A jolting thought, yes, but an important truth. We all must come to terms with our mortality and move beyond the overwhelming fear and horror many Americans feel when confronted with the realities of growing old. Far too many of us feel powerless to do anything about it. But it doesn鈥檛 have to be that way.<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>It鈥檚 Never Too Late</i>, Scott Page offers us easy (and even fun) ways to develop a workable plan for living out our lives with greater security and peace of mind, regardless of our current age or station in life鈥攍eaving us wondering why we didn鈥檛 do something about it sooner.<br /> 聽<br /> With easy, fast-acting steps to restore faith in ourselves and hope for our future, Scott offers a holistic methodology anyone can follow if they鈥檙e willing to take action and pave the way for a safe, secure future.
Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing
by Elissa Altman

Language

English

Pages

249

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>鈥淚鈥檓 reading this book right now and loving it!鈥濃€擟heryl Strayed, #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling author of聽<i>Wild</i></b><br /><br /><b>How can a mother and daughter who love (but don鈥檛 always like) each other coexist without driving each other crazy?聽</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 wry and moving meditation on aging and the different kinds of love between women.鈥濃€?lt;i>O: The Oprah Magazine聽</i>(鈥?019鈥檚 Best LGBTQ Books鈥?</b><br /><br /> After surviving a traumatic childhood in nineteen-seventies New York and young adulthood living in the shadow of her flamboyant mother, Rita, a makeup-addicted former television singer, Elissa Altman has managed to build a very different life, settling in Connecticut with her wife of nearly twenty years. After much time, therapy, and wine, Elissa is at last in a healthy place, still orbiting around her mother but keeping far enough away to preserve the stable, independent world she has built as a writer and editor. Then Elissa is confronted with the unthinkable: Rita, whose days are spent as a fl芒neur, traversing Manhattan from the Clinique counters at Bergdorf to Bloomingdale鈥檚 and back again, suffers an incapacitating fall, leaving her completely dependent upon her daughter.<br /><br /> Now Elissa is forced to finally confront their profound differences, Rita鈥檚 yearning for beauty and glamour, her view of the world through her days in the spotlight, and the money that has mysteriously disappeared in the name of preserving youth. To sustain their fragile mother-daughter bond, Elissa must navigate the turbulent waters of their shared lives, the practical challenges of caregiving for someone who refuses to accept it, the tentacles of narcissism, and the mutual, frenetic obsession that has defined their relationship.<br /><br /> <i>Motherland</i> is a story that touches every home and every life, mapping the ferocity of maternal love, moral obligation, the choices women make about motherhood, and the possibility of healing. Filled with tenderness, wry irreverence, and unforgettable characters, it is an exploration of what it means to escape from the shackles of the past only to have to face them all over again.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Motherland</i></b><br /><br />鈥淩arely has a mother-daughter relationship been excavated with such honesty. Elissa Altman is a beautiful, big-hearted writer who mines her most central subject: her gorgeous, tempestuous, difficult mother, and the terrain of their shared life. The result is a testament to the power of love and family.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠ani Shapiro, author of <i>Inheritance<br /><br /></i></b>鈥淰ibrating with emotion, this deeply honest account strikes a chord.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>People</i></b>
The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing Am...
by , Ariane Conrad

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<b>One of <i>Time</i>鈥檚 100 most influential people 鈥渟hines a new light on the need for a holistic approach to caregiving in America聽.聽.聽. Timely and hopeful鈥?(Maria Shriver).</b><br /> 聽<br /> In <i>The Age of Dignity</i>, thought leader and activist Ai-jen Poo offers a wake-up call about the statistical reality that will affect us all: Fourteen percent of our population is now over sixty-five; by 2030 that ratio will be one in five. In fact, our fastest-growing demographic is the eighty-five-plus age group鈥攐ver five million people now, a number that is expected to more than double in the next twenty years. This change presents us with a new challenge: how we care for and support quality of life for the unprecedented numbers of older Americans who will need it.<br /> 聽<br /> Despite these daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful book, giving us a glimpse into the stories and often hidden experiences of the people鈥攆amily caregivers, older people, and home care workers鈥攚hose lives will be directly shaped and reshaped in this moment of demographic change. <i>The Age of Dignity</i> outlines a road map for how we can become a more caring nation, providing solutions for fixing our fraying safety net while also increasing opportunities for women, immigrants, and the unemployed in our workforce. As Poo has said, 鈥淐are is the strategy and the solution toward a better future for all of us.鈥?lt;br /> 鈥淓very American should read this slender book. With luck, it will be the future for all of us.鈥?鈥擥loria Steinem<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淧ositive and inclusive.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 big-hearted book [that] seeks to transform our dismal view of aging and caregiving.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Ms. </i>magazine
Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Res...
by Bob Olson

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

April 21, 2014

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<b>Discover The Comfort, Joy & Inner Peace That Answers About The Afterlife Can Provide</b><br /><br /> Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator鈥檚 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die.<br /> Now you can delve into the life-changing insights we learn from near-death experiences, after-death communications, spirit contact through mediums, past lives, past-life memories, past-life & life-between-lives regressions, out-of-body experiences, soul pre-birth planning, deathbed visions, dream visitations, shared-death experiences, and so much more.<br /> Whether you鈥檙e grieving the loss of a loved one, curious about what happens when we die, or pondering your own mortality, this book will leave you feeling less fear about death, inspired to live a more loving and purposeful life, and comforted by new thoughts about your loved ones in the afterlife.

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