Accidental Lessons: A Memoir of a Rookie Teacher and a Life Renewed
Accidental Lessons is a remarkable memoir by successful Chicago journalist David W. Berner. Berner takes the reader inside his own personal journey; a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery. Berner had it all - a very successful career as a broadcast journalist and a wonderful family life. But his career hits a bump and he finds himself out of work. Life then delivers more trouble - his father becomes terminally ill and his marriage falls apart. In the middle of painful personal times, this respected journalist makes a decision that changes his life forever. Berner takes a job in a public school outside Chicago where the students are representations of society's "throw-aways." What he learns from them teaches him invaluable lessons about himself, who he is, and why he became a journalist in the first place - to seek out the truth and give voice to those who need their story told.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VickiLN - LibraryThing
David Berner had a great life. Then everything changed. He lost his job as a broadcast journalist, his marriage fell apart and his dad was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Amidst all this, he ... Read full review
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The Short of It: A positive, uplifting story. Crisply written, this one can be read in one sitting. You won’t want to put it down. The Rest of It: I can be a bit critical of memoirs. Many are overly ... Read full review