Life Is So Good

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Penguin, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better."
 

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I'm re-reading this book. I read it 2 yrs ago.I'm needing a pick-me-up book now, and I know this one will do the job. I hope I like it as much this time as the first time I read this. Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

George Dawson is more than 100 years old as he reflects back on his life. He worked on his family’s farm at an incredibly young age. At 12 he was sent to live on another farm so he could help make ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
21
Section 4
30
Section 5
41
Section 6
64
Section 7
89
Section 8
103
Section 11
154
Section 12
168
Section 13
189
Section 14
198
Section 15
208
Section 16
217
Section 17
224
Section 18
241

Section 9
114
Section 10
141

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About the author (2001)

George Dawson lives in Dallas, Texas.
Richard Glaubman is an elementary school teacher. He lives outside Seattle, Washington.

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