01 September 2011

Life is So Good by George Dawson

I read this in December 2004 and again in May 2008.

This book is a true winner if you love autobiographies or memoirs!
Life Is So Good: One Man's Extraordinary Journey through the 20th Century and How he Learned to Read at Age 98George was born January 1898 and died at age 103 years old in July 2001.

Talk about seeing change in the world! George was born to grandparents who were slaves. He was affected by racism to a true and great degree. He once saw a man lynched and that, of course, changed the course of his life.

He married and fathered seven children.

George couldn't read but it was a lifelong ambition of his. When someone knocked on his door to inspire interest in local adult education courses George determined that it just might be time for him to learn to read. He was 98 years old when he learned to read and write.

His book is written in a conversational tone. I'd have loved to spend some time with George. 
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