The Right Words At the Right Time
For everyone who needs a hero or loves a good story, here is an inspiring collection of personal revelations from more than 100 remarkable men and women who share a moment when words changed their lives.
Award-winning actress and bestselling author Marlo Thomas is joined by such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Cal Ripken Jr., Steven Spielberg, Venus Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Mel Brooks, Laura Bush, Billy Crystal, Tom Wolfe and Katie Couric, who each tell a story of a crucial turning point in their lives brought about by the right words at the right time. These first-person accounts of challenges and victories can provide guidance to all of us as we come to life's crossroads.
Al Pacino and Gwyneth Paltrow were instructed by words they heard during a crisis. Billy Crystal and Chris Rock used their humor to guide them. Ruth Bader Ginsburg received advice from her mother-in-law on her wedding day that continues to help her on the Supreme Court. These original stories encompass life's struggles and adventures and demonstrate how people we admire found hope and inspiration through words delivered by family or friends, heard in a movie or play, sung on the radio, told in a joke or even drawn in a cartoon.
The Right Words at the Right Time gathers the wit and wisdom of more than 100 innovators, thinkers and cultural icons and puts them into one collectible book.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kidrah - LibraryThing
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
The right words at the right timeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
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