Life is So Good (2020)

Life is So Good In 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
  • Title: Life is So Good
  • Author: George Dawson Richard Glaubman
  • ISBN: 9780141001685
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 hapIn 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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    1. I m re reading this book I read it 2 yrs ago.I m needing a pick me up book now, and I know this one will do the job I hope I like it as much this time as the first time I read this.

    2. 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 telli [...]

    3. I give this book five stars for being much than a historically correct well research book It is none of that But it is the story of an ordinary quiet man, Mr George Dawson, who is living proof of what the world should be about and he did it all in his humble stride to serve as an inspiration to millions of people Besides, it is a true storyFE IS SO GOOD George Dawson Richard GlaubmanRichard Glaubman said this about starting the book I have come to record a life of hardship and was not prepared [...]

    4. A library patron recommended this to me I hope to see her again soon, so I can thank her This is such an inspirational book, I ve recommended it to several people George Dawson was a simple man with an awesome attitude The book is written in a coversational way I felt like I was sitting in his livingroom listening to a grandparent He had so many wonderful stories to tell, but above all teaches that us working hard and staying positive is the way to enjoy life because after all what else can you [...]

    5. 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, quiet 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 ta [...]

    6. Sometimes, the people with the least in life actually have the most.If you loved Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, you will enjoy Life Is So Good.It is the inspiring and heart warming memoir of George Dawson Who I hear you ask.George Dawson is a seemingly ordinary 101 year old man If you haven t read this book, you ve probably never heard of him That s a pity, because George is quite remarkable.He was born into poverty in 1898, the grandson of slaves He grew up in the deep south of America at [...]

    7. I was really drawn to this book I grew up in the south after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and my grandfather never learned to read This is the memoir of George Dawson, grandson of slaves, who enrolled in a literacy program and learned to read when he was 98 years old I became emotionally invested in this book on the first page Ten year old George goes to town with his father, hoping to get a piece of stick candy, and ends up witnessing a lynching It was very eye opening to hear Ge [...]

    8. An amazing book of personal insight and truth from some one who had lived through decades of amazing history Eventho, some of the chapters jump around a bit, it keeps you intriged to find out what happens next George is an inspiration to everyone he was born in 1898 in Marshall, Texas the grandson of slaves and he tells how his father, despite hardships, always believed in seeing the richness of life and trained his children to do the same What makes a happy person, have a happy life This remark [...]

    9. George Dawson was what every person to strive to be He was humble, intelligent, diligent, hard working, compassionate, savvy He never quit He saw the world through his logical eyes, from the perspective of a Black man from East Texas who was born in 1898 He was fine letting things be the way they are and seemed to know when it was time to try and change things a little He was adventuresome Always Again, he never stopped, never quit trying new things, never quit learning How he lived to 103 is a [...]

    10. What a life story Years 1898 2001 through the eyes of a colored man who lived through it all and came out being thankful instead of resentful Very inspirational this should be a required read for every high school student.

    11. This was probably one of the best books I have read in my entire life When I finished reading it, I could have turned around and read it again, except I had other books on my night stand that required my attention During the Civil Rights era in S.F CA, I grew up next door to a wonderful black man, Art Lyons who was our adopted grandpa Art was born in the late 1800 s and he couldn t read or write and probably only had a 4th grade education During his lifetime he had a wealth of experiences and wi [...]

    12. This book has been on our shelves for several years and, upon picking it up, I learned that Scott s Aunt Margie gave it to his father for Christmas in 2000 the year it was published It is a beautiful story of a man grandson to slaves in the Southern US who lived to be over 100 A would be writer from the Pacific Northwest travelled to Texas over a long period to interview him and hear his story He hoped, but never knew for sure whether he d be able, to write a biography If you like Mitch Albom s [...]

    13. This is the mind boggling story of a black man born into the Jim Crow South who learned to read when he was 98 years old His life touched three centuries His memories, experiences and perspective on life make this book a fascinating read, although the style is a little awkward The narrative is supposedly in Dawson s own words, but was written down by a white man who became interested in Dawson s life Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was inspired by the George Dawson s character.

    14. So many lessons to be learned in this book George Dawson, whose grandfather was a slave, looked at the positive side of life from the time of his birth in 1898 until his death in 2001 He lived his life without hate or regret He viewed many changes, from hate and segregation for 69 years to learning to read at 98 years old As he said Life is so good and it gets better every day I strongly recommend this book.

    15. It all seems so simple to hear George Dawson tell it Don t worry so much Stay busy Work hard Be honest Don t hold grudges Love your family Eat what you want Be a good person I took a long time reading this book and I ll miss George now that I m done I m so glad I got to meet him, if only through Richard Glaubman.

    16. By far the best book I have read so far this year I got this as a gift from my friend, Kim I could see instantly why she liked it You fall in love with George s sweet spirit immediately, and root for him all the way until the end What a great example of endurance and positivity.Lines I loved She took a genuine interest in the story at a time when a discouraging word would have had immense power.When the cabin was still dark, I did love to just look into the fire It warmed me inside and out.A whi [...]

    17. VLife Is So GoodBy George DawsonAutobiography272 pagesLife Is So Good is about the life of an African American who learned to read at the age of 98 In the beginning of the book, George recalls when he was a young boy when he witnessed the lynching of Pete Pete was accused of impregnating a white girl by the white folk of Marshall, Texas After 6 months, when the white girl that Pete was accused of impregnating gave birth, it turned out to be a white boy, but no one payed attention to that When Ge [...]

    18. Simply written in his own voice, Life is Good is the life story of a 103 year old black man who endured segregation and prejudice, yet throughout it all, recognized the good in life The co author, Richard Glaubman, who helped him write his story said, I was looking to give you a chance to voice your anger and George Dawson responded Except that I don t have any anger Glaubman responded, I had come to record a life of hardship and was not prepared to hear of gratitude p.252His simple life and sim [...]

    19. 103 Years of Wisdom George Dawson was truly an amazing person not only because this grandson of a slave led a full, happy life to the wondrous age of 103, but also for always retaining a remarkable personal attitude that allowed him to withstand all offensive challenges He was able to create a fulfilling existence even while completely illiterate up to age 98, when he began a successful course of reading and writing The fact that his mother died at age 100 suggests that his longevity could be at [...]

    20. This is an uplifting and historically educational book Despite the many injustices the author has endured throughout his life, he has always maintained a positive attitude that undoubtedly contributed to his longevity His priorities were usually high and correct, his aspirations much the same I enjoyed his appreciation for family, animals, and for the most part, other people, even if they were not tolerant of him I love that he was brought up so well by parents of love, hard work and hope, which [...]

    21. George Dawson is than 100 years old as he reflects back on his life He worked on his family s farm at an incredibly young age At 12 he was sent to live on another farm so he could help make money to support his family He has such a sincere and wonderful view of life The man who wrote the book with him, Glaubman, has book learning, but he doesn t know everything George knows about the way the world works, etc He always wanted to learn how to read, but instead he worked so his younger siblings co [...]

    22. Some men were still holding Pete tight from behind so that he couldn t even budge But if Pete knew he was gonna die, the fear had left his face Though Pete was just a boy, he must of been four to five inches taller than Norris He just looked down at Norris, looked him in the eye Most always we was supposed to look down at the ground when a white man was talking, and this seemed to set Norris off even George Dawson was 101 years old when, together with Richard Glaubman, he agreed to write his au [...]

    23. Genre BiographyAuthor George Dawson Richard GlaubSummary George Dawson was a modern African American that lived up to age 103 until his later death after publish in 2001 This book tells the adventures of his life and what he lived through, explained and written by himself in the form of an autobiography George Dawson lived through many memorable events in history, like World War I, World War II, Segregation, and the life of Martin Luther King George was born to a poor father near Marshall, Texas [...]

    24. 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 descriptio [...]

    25. Richard Glaubman, a schoolteacher, became intrigued when he heard about George Dawson, a man who learned to read at the age of 98 When Richard met George, he became even interested and decided to tell George s story, with George s help Born in 1898, George had very interesting stories to tell about his life and the events he witnessed From watching a man he knew get accused of a crime he didn t commit and get lynched for it, when he was ten, to signing a contract with a white man when he was 10 [...]

    26. A remarkable story of an African American, grandson of a slave, who learned to read at age 98 Two things that meant much to him were finally being able to sign his name in cursive and to read to his great grandchildren as they sat on his lap, the best part of learning to read, he said George Dawson went to work when four years old to help his father support a large family After turning 21, he traveled the rails extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico without the benefit of be [...]

    27. As mentioned in previous reviews, I m fascinated by racism in America I m baffled at the compulsion to place value on the color of one s skin So when I read about George and his life which spans the turn of the 20th century, the Jim crow era through the civil rights movement, to OJ Simpson, I m amazed at how little really changes for George as he describes his life memories His simple style of facing life one day and one odd job at a time breathes of a by gone era and of a gentle and grateful so [...]

    28. George Dawson learned to read at age 98 an inspiration for all us but in particular those who struggle with reading comprehension Heartfelt and upliftingif you have a teenager who does not like reading give them this book.

    29. Mary Alice says, Well, all,this a book worth reading This is such a charming book I would have loved to have met this man would have been a blast to hear him tell his stories If he was still living, I would put him in my dissertation Maybe I still will Peace, MAM

    30. I LOVED this book What a heartwarming, simple, and feel good story I can only imagine what it must have been like to be alive through three centuries And what a unique perspective he had on so many major historical events, not to mention his advice on living simply Highly recommend.

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