Life is So Good
by George Dawson, Richard Glaubma
In Life Is So Good, read by Emmy Award nominee LeVar Burton, George Dawson shares his unique wisdom about survival, joy, people, and the hidden beauty of growing old. Now 101, he has witnessed a century of change. We hear the history of America as seen through his eyes - race relations in the South, the World Wars, the invention of the automobile, and other historic events. Though he was only eight years old when he left home to work on a white family's farm, he took with him his parents' positive outlook - based on appreciating what he had, the wise observance of others, and common sense. Dawson's story offers a moving prescription for a satisfying and meaningful life.
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
Reading time: 7 – 8 hours
Life is So Good is about a black young man who was a slave and, at 98 years old, he decides that he’s going to teach himself to write. It’s a fascinating story about [how] he never allowed his environment to imprison him.