The Right Words at the Right Time: Your Turn!

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Marlo Thomas
Atria Books, 2006 - Self-Help - 401 pages
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From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, from Normandy Beach to Boston's Fenway Park, the contributors to this remarkable volume -- selected from among thousands in a nationwide search -- tell riveting stories about the words that changed their lives forever.

You'll meet a "Plain Jane" from Seattle, whose world was rocked by a passing remark made by her favorite musician, backstage at a concert. You'll hear from the bereaved fiancÚ of a 9/11 victim, who found hope in a note pinned to a teddy bear. You'll laugh with a beleaguered soccer mom, who reveals the single phrase she never wants to hear again. And your heart will break for a prison inmate, who recalls the one piece of advice he still wishes he took.

In each case, words had made all the difference.

Marlo Thomas has once again tapped into the human spirit, assembling a breathtaking collection of beautiful and inspiring essays about the enduring power of words, and how their impact can last a lifetime. As a follow-up to her 2002 New York Times #1 bestseller, The Right Words at the Right Time, Thomas presents 101 new first-person stories that are at once universal and strikingly personal.

Like the tale of a Gulf War veteran, whose life was transformed by just two words spoken by a young stranger at a Burger King. Or the aimless garage mechanic, who found salvation in a Help Wanted ad. Or the unsuspecting mother of three, who made a heart-warming discovery about her grandmother's "racy past."

As this astonishing anthology proves, the "right words" can come from anywhere -- the pages of a dusty old songbook, the pulpit of a neighborhood church, the wreckage of Ground Zero, a hand-stitched sampler hanging on a wall, and a child's simple expression of love.

The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn! is a collection to be read and read again -- a volume that will be cherished both by fans of the original book and anyone who has ever been touched by the startling and life-affirming magic of words.

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very blah - the contributors don't really go deep into the effect of the right words at the right time - it seems like something their managers submitted - and there was nothing unique that i walked away with. i skimmed the book for 20 minutes and put it away Read full review

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Well-known actress and author Thomas has compiled a delightful follow-up to her best-selling first volume ofRight Words (2002), which demonstrates the power of the right words at the right time ... Read full review

Contents

A Beautiful Shade of Yellow
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Zen and the Art of Trying
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Ann Swinford M D
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About the author (2006)

Marlo Thomas was born Margaret Julia Thomas on November 21, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents called her Margo as a child but she became known as Marlo because of her childhood mispronunciation of the nickname. Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She began appearing as a regular on the Joey Bishop Show (1961-1962). She continued her acting career with appearances on My Favorite Martian and Bonanza. It wasn't until 1966 when she acieved the role of Ann Marie on the sitcom That Girl. The series ran for 5 years and gave her a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy nominations. After this series Marlo Thomas released a children's book, Free to Be...You and Me, which was inspired by her niece Dionne Thomas. In 1973 she along with Gloria Steinem and Patricia Carbine became the founders of the country's first women's fund, The Ms. Foundation for Women. Marlo Thomas also starred in television movies such as It Happened One Christmas, Nobody's Child and The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck. She has also appeard on Broadway in shows such as: Thieves and Social Security. She is also active with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where she serves as the national outreach director.

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