Resilience

  • by Elizabeth Edwards
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Edwards
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Saving Graces shares her inspirational message on the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.She's one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the surface, seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendship. Loving marriage. But she's no stranger to adversity. Many know of the strength she had shown after her son, Wade, was killed in a freak car accident when he was only 16 years old. She would exhibit this remarkable grace and courage again when the very private matter of her husband's infidelity became public fodder. And her own life has been on the line. Days before the 2004 presidential election - when her husband John was running for vice president - she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After rounds of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation the cancer went away - only to reoccur in 2007.While on the campaign trail, Elizabeth met many others who have had to contend with serious adversity in their lives, and in Resilience, she draws on their experiences as well as her own, crafting an unsentimental and ultimately inspirational meditation on the gifts we can find among life's biggest challenges. This short, powerful, inspirational audiobook makes an ideal gift for anyone dealing with difficulties in their life, who can find peace in knowing they are not alone, and promise that things can get better.

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Intense and emotional

Elizabeth reads her own story of her life, and she is a good narrator. She is a complex person and very interesting. Such an interesting life, yet such tragedy. I feel sorry for her, losing her son. She has a lot of strength and character and her son would be proud of her for writing this book. Hopefully this will help others deal with the ups and downs of their own lives. Wonderful book.
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- Jill

Loved it!

I picked this book for the title. As an Aussie who doesn't really follow politics, I didn't know who Elizabeth Edwards was in the context of her husband. What an amazing woman who shares of her extraordinary journey of courage. Her book really resonated with me and spoke to my situation about needing to accept the life that is. Loved it!!!
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- Beth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio