Sunday, June 12, 2011

Life is so Good

Life is so Good  By: George Dawson and Richard Glaubman  George Dawson is an African American man that has survived many things in his life. In this story the 100 year old man talks openly about the things that he experienced in his lifetime as a African American man that lived through many experiences that were driven by people's ideas of race and being free.  One of the most extraordinary things about George Dawson is that he learned to read when he was 98 years old!  He worked until he was told not to and her only saw a doctor a few times in his life, he didn't have the money when he was younger and then as he got older he realized he did not need one, he made it this far without one.  I found this book fascinating. Not only because of what this man lived through but because of his will to make things right with himself and the pride that he had for who is was and that was good enough.  I thought that this book was well written and was very thoughtful of what his life was.   It is a collection of stories of his life that flows nicely and tells of the suffering and sadness that many people had to live through.  I highly recommend this book.

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