• Life Is So Good

  • One Man's Extraordinary Journey through the 20th Century and How He Learned to Read at Age 98
  • By: George Dawson, Richard Glaubman
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 05-24-01
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4.3 (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Life Is So Good, read by Emmy Award nominee LeVar Burton, George Dawson shares his unique wisdom about survival, joy, people, and the hidden beauty of growing old. Now 101, he has witnessed a century of change. We hear the history of America as seen through his eyes - race relations in the South, the World Wars, the invention of the automobile, and other historic events. Though he was only eight years old when he left home to work on a white family's farm, he took with him his parents' positive outlook - based on appreciating what he had, the wise observance of others, and common sense. Dawson's story offers a moving prescription for a satisfying and meaningful life.
©2000 by Richard Glaubman; (P)2000 by Audio Literature
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By Kimberly on 01-16-05

One of my favorites!

George Dawson spent the first 98 years of his life unable to read and signed his name with an X. He kept it a secret for years. At 98, George decided to attend Adult Education Classes to learn how to read. I didn't want to miss a single word of this sweet story because it could be a life lesson. Who wouldn't be inspired? LeVar Burton's beautiful narration was the icing on the cake. George Dawson lived to be 103 and learned to read. I found myself wondering if I could ever do the same at half that age. My only complaint is that the audio book was abridged. I hope the publishers eventually offer an unabridged version because I'd buy it too. This one is a keeper!

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By sparrowhawk on 09-25-12

everyone should read this!

What did you love best about Life is So Good?

George has so many experiences that he recalls in this book, due to his long life, he lived through much of American history. Listening to this is like having a grandparent tell you stories of when they were young, except most grandparents didn't go through so much. EVERYONE could learn from George's simple advice. Do read this, you won't regret it.

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