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  - marta13 - Overstock.com

Should be a must read for everyone. Autobiography of a man who respects work family and God . Lives up to his beliefs with kindness faith and wisdom. An inspiration to anyone who reads this book. Easy to read hard to put down. Read full review

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Dawson, a black manual laborer who learned to read at age 98, has written a memoir that stands apart from other end-of-the-century texts and from the history generally recorded in textbooks--but is ... 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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