By George Dawson
One man’s awesome trip in the course of the 20th century and the way he discovered to learn at age 98
“Things should be alright. humans have to listen that. lifestyles is nice, simply because it is. There isn’t whatever i'd switch approximately my life.”—George Dawson
during this impressive publication, George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who discovered to learn at age ninety eight and lived to the age of 103, displays on his lifestyles and stocks important classes in residing, in addition to a clean, firsthand view of the USA throughout the whole sweep of the 20 th century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson’s impossible to resist voice and look at of the realm, supplying insights into humanity, background, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in background, George Dawson’s description and overview of the final century evokes readers with the message that has sustained him via all of it: “Life is so reliable. I do think it’s getting better.”
WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD
“A awesome autobiography . . . . the feel-good tale of the year.”—The Christian technology Monitor
“A testomony to the facility of perseverance.”—USA Today
“Life Is So stable is approximately personality, soul and spirit. . . . The satisfaction in status his floor is matched—maybe even exceeded—by the accomplishment of [George Dawson’s] hard-won education.”—The Washington Post
“Eloquent . . . engrossing . . . an awesome and unforgettable memoir.”—Publishers Weekly
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I went out and had a couple of beers after paintings with the fellas one time. It wasn’t whatever undesirable, yet I got here domestic overdue. We had our first baby via then. Elzenia didn’t say a be aware approximately it, yet i'll see as to how that used to be now not find out how to be an instance for my very own teenagers. That used to be the final time I drank whatever. i assume that might be over seventy years in the past now. and occasional, I’m yes you keep in mind approximately that. ” On an past stopover at, Richard didn’t think i'll remain so busy in the course of the day and never be drained and never drink espresso. I stated that i'd just take a bit nap after which be rested. i'll inform he doubted that. within the chair i used to be in, I closed my eyes. notwithstanding he attempted to not, Richard, sitting over at the sofa, fell asleep too. Like I continuously do, I awakened in a short time. Richard saved sound asleep until eventually anyone came around and the monitor door slammed. He jumped up and didn’t understand the place he was once. “What does your healthcare professional say approximately your wellbeing and fitness? ” “Don’t don't have any health practitioner. ” “Daddy, yet you probably did see a physician as soon as. ” “Oh, that. I wasn’t feeling too cozy and that i allow Junior speak me into seeing a physician. ” “Well, to me, it appeared like the simplest factor to do. hassle was once, Daddy didn’t have a physician or cash so I took him to the sanatorium emergency room. ” “Before you recognize it they received me approximately bare aside from a few nightgown that don’t also have any buttons within the again. Then he all started in with questions, and with a few questions that have been none of his company. They acted like I couldn’t were alive with no need obvious a physician prior to. progressively more medical professionals and nurses saved coming in to fulfill me. “They checked my center and my ears and my knees and every little thing. they usually gave me a few drugs to take. ” “They acknowledged that he had infection, yet that he had the healthiness of a truly healthy sixty-year-old man,” Junior stated. “I threw the tablets out and simply bought greater. The outdated method works for me. i will be able to exit during this yard and take a few grasses or crops if i must throw up or take a few vegetation and make a tea to settle my abdominal. i will do no matter what it really is that i would like. these issues paintings simply in addition to any tablet. My grandmothers taught me all that. “I wish for individuals to not fear a lot. existence ain’t going to be excellent, yet issues will determine. humans come to go to and that i continually inform them to not fear. in the event you bought anything to devour, don’t fear, be thankful. simply examine all these books. these books aren’t approximately meals. They’re to do with caring approximately foodstuff. “One of these stacks of books is ready funds. I wager humans fear approximately funds greater than nutrients, perhaps greater than whatever. i believe humans purchase those books to make sufficient cash in order that they won’t need to fear approximately the next day to come. ” I set Richard’s books down. funds simply isn’t whatever to fret approximately. those books and such merely get the mind operating too speedy. they simply going to make humans fear much more. somebody can’t regularly be wondering day after today and nonetheless get pleasure from themselves at the present time, immediately. not anything unsuitable with making plans forward, yet in need of greater than you could have makes someone fear. someone simply must deal with with what they've got.