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kindle Ó Life Is So Good Ï Paperback read Ë ❮Download❯ ✤ Life Is So Good Author George Dawson – 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 firsthIng moments in history Life Is PDF 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 bett “The old man who learned to read has touched the hearts of people who read about himFollowing Mr George Dawson through his life experiences that spanned over three centuries was uite an unforgettable journey I feel honored to have been given this opportunity and only wished I’d have encountered his story much soonerFrom the very beginning you realize this is the type of story that promises you part from it with some life lessons a deeper look into humanity and flashbacks of crucial moments from our history I parted with all of that and I really enjoyed spending time with Mr Dawson absorbing his optimism that I sadly lack in my own life I feel that many people who have discovered Mr Dawson will dote mostly on the inspiration they felt for him with his ability to learn to read at age 98 and the fact that he lived to be 103 years old but his story is so much than that No he wasn’t just some fortunate African American man who learned to read at 98 years old And no he wasn't an African American man who actively fought against racism either Instead he was a simple hardworking man who attracted longevity by keeping things simple not excessively worrying being grateful for the things he had and keeping his distance from trouble Mr George knew how to pick his battles He was respectful yet fearless and never once uestioned hard work Even from a young age he presented with strength most of us will never even come close to possessing in our entire lifetime He was a survivor Mr George never asked to be placed in the public’s eye by having this book written He was simply just trying to accomplish a lifelong dream of his one of which many kids take for granted and that just happened to be having the opportunity to go to school If you are looking for a personable story to read that makes you feel like your own grandfather is sitting before you telling you all about his life then this will be a very worthwhile read It tugs at your heartstrings at all the right moments yet uplifts you in the best of ways

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H 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 defin This book was terrible There were VERY few redeeming characteristics for me to take away from this book In a way though I can almost understand why so many reviewers all of whom were White liked this biography so much After all he WAS on Oprah And he’s so agreeable uiet and docile which paved the way for him to survive for over 100 years The book is technically an autobiography but there is a disconnection between the story of this man’s life and how the story is told The co author simply takes to many liberties in languagedialect to keep me connected to Dawson’s life The co author clearly changes Dawson’s words to make the book readable and thereby makes the book less authenticThe story is of George Dawson who as a child witnessed a horrible murder of a Black man by an angry White mob The man was falsely accused of raping a White girl and this experience basically sets Dawson on a life long course fearing White people Most of his life was spent wandering aimlessly around the country yet he was repeatedly compelled to return to his hometown where everything began Throughout his life he uestioned almost nothing and lacked a basic curiosity about life at least through most of the book His early years were especially perilous for a Black man in America During those times it was important to measure your behavior versus the White world view in order to protect yourself against a racist backlash But that doesn't tell the whole story of the times as evidenced by many books autobiographies and otherwise from which to choose There is Frederick Douglas My Bondage My Freedom and his example of a will to learn read that wouldn’t be broken despite slavery You can also look to Douglas’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas for an example of great leadership and inspirationMany of the reviewers saw Dawson's aimless meanderings around the country on box cars with hobos as a living example of what is good in people I find tremendous value in his work ethic get the job done But I wonder how many of these reviewers would feel the same as Dawson in the face of constant racism What they would do living with a daily threat to their life and safety The book doesn’t set out to be a lesson in freedom or in one man’s fight for human dignity and euality He didn’t even believe he deserved euality even when there were examples of it in his travels Cincinnati Mexico Canada There are innumerable examples of African American men and women who fought against racism and bigotry and stood up against injustice sometimes paying with their lives Throughout history bigots and racists have maintained their power by relying on those they've oppressed to remain ignorant It's that ignorance that I see throughout this book If you want to read about character courage and dignity amongst African Americans throughout the 20th Century you can start with Nelson Mandela Martin Luther King Jr Malcolm X James Meridith WEB DuBois Maynard Jackson Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman Adam Clayton Powell Stokely Carmichael or Benjamin MaysYou can also read‘Sisters in the Struggle African American Women in the Civil Rights – Black Power Movement” or‘Freedom’s Journey African American Voices of the Civil War’

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Life Is So GoodIn this remarkable book year old George Dawson a slave's grandson who learned to read at age reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh firsthand view of America during the twentiet Life Is So Good is a book that everyone deserves to read It is a feel good journey through the life of George Dawson an amazing man who learned to read at the age of 98 While most feel good novels give me a sick feeling in my stomach this one is free of the saccharine The book gives us an honest look at what happened to George Dawson through a century of life and not all of it was good What makes this book different from others is that it doesn't focus on the good parts We get an honest telling of Dawson's life both good and bad and that really makes a difference If this life belonged to another man this would be a tale of hardship but we are blessed to see life through the eyes of George Dawson who takes things as they come and is always thankful for what he has Instead of becoming an unhappy downtrodden bitter old man we read about the life of a man who can accept what life throws at him and always looks at the bright side This book shows us that that perhaps Abraham Lincoln was right and most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be And I believe that is a lesson that all of us could benefit from