A Thousand Goodbyes: A Son's Reflection on Living, Dying, and the Things That Matter Most

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Harper Collins, 2001 - Religion - 189 pages
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In this beautifully written, reflective, and sometimes humorous book, Jim Huber, host of CNN's The Sporting Life, tells of his precious final months with his father. His recollections of those last days include moments that brought him to tears-both from crying and laughing-as he discovered what matters most in life. Along the way, he recalls the stories of athletes who have faced overwhelming odds or triumphed over personal tragedies-offering spiritual insight into the lives and deaths of such noted sports figures as Payne Stewart and Walter Payton.
 

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This was one of my favorite memoirs or inspirational books. The author Jim Huber an Emmy award winning journalist makes a touching story of his relationship with his father during his Father's final days.. Well written and easy for many to relate with. I would recommend this book as a good read. Read full review

Contents

Just Never Get Old
1
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
6
Walking to Heaven
18
Hello World
23
A Man of Many Degrees
32
Death Comes Knocking
38
A LongDistance Calling
49
From Maravich to Emmy
60
Like Moses in the Bulrushes
101
Pieces of Lifes Puzzle
112
The Final Hours
121
Communion in Heaven?
130
The Rookie Class
138
Fathers Day Evidence
147
A Chat with an Angel
157
Dont You Feel the Spirit?
171

The Marriage Test
69
The Dreams of a Dying Man
74
Heavenly Requests
78
Last Chance to Say GoodBye
88
The Silver Lining
94
Epilogue
177
Acknowledgments
187
About the Author
189
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About the author (2001)

Jim Huber is the Emmy-award-willing essayist and commentator for Turner Sports -- TNT and TBS -- covering Wimbledon, NASCAR, the NBA, golf tournaments, and figure-skating competitions. Huber was with CNN for sixteen years, during which time he won a national Emmy, two Cable ACE awards, and an Edward R. Murrow award. He has been in the media through newspapers, radio, and television since 1964. He and his wife, Carol, have been married for thirty-five years and have one son, Matthew.

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