Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Laura Morton

By Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Laura Morton

Life classes from New York Times bestselling writer and this day exhibit character Al Roker and his spouse, globetrotting ABC information journalist Deborah Roberts.
 
Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have 16 Emmy Awards among them. they've got lined every thing from the Olympics and the Gulf battle to average mess ups and the AIDS predicament in Africa. Now those married newshounds and oldsters have collaborated at the such a lot own and demanding “story” in their lives.
 
Been There, performed That is a humorous, heartfelt, and empowering choice of lifestyles classes, hard-won knowledge, and instructive family members anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their mom and dad and grandparents, and from pricey pals, recognized and never. right here, Al and Deborah candidly proportion early life hindrances like weight problems and starting to be up within the segregated south; the demanding situations and advantages that come from elevating very varied teenagers; hard-won truths approximately marriage and occupation; the illuminating “little issues” that adults can examine from childrens; and the true knowledge that the aged can proportion with a more youthful generation.
 
These are real-life tales instructed from each perspective—from guardian, wife, daughter, son, and buddy, tales that each reader can relate to, relish, and share.
 

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By Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Laura Morton

Life classes from New York Times bestselling writer and this day exhibit character Al Roker and his spouse, globetrotting ABC information journalist Deborah Roberts.
 
Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have 16 Emmy Awards among them. they've got lined every thing from the Olympics and the Gulf battle to average mess ups and the AIDS predicament in Africa. Now those married newshounds and oldsters have collaborated at the such a lot own and demanding “story” in their lives.
 
Been There, performed That is a humorous, heartfelt, and empowering choice of lifestyles classes, hard-won knowledge, and instructive family members anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their mom and dad and grandparents, and from pricey pals, recognized and never. right here, Al and Deborah candidly proportion early life hindrances like weight problems and starting to be up within the segregated south; the demanding situations and advantages that come from elevating very varied teenagers; hard-won truths approximately marriage and occupation; the illuminating “little issues” that adults can examine from childrens; and the true knowledge that the aged can proportion with a more youthful generation.
 
These are real-life tales instructed from each perspective—from guardian, wife, daughter, son, and buddy, tales that each reader can relate to, relish, and share.
 

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She told me she was seventy-eight years old and was still working in the jewelry district five days a week. Her office was near Rockefeller Center, near the Christmas tree, so the traffic and the hordes of people every day had become overwhelming. I told her I understood how hard this time of year can be and reminded her that this too shall pass. The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but they come and go and things will get better. By the time we got to my stop, she had forgotten all about her terrible day.

Her office was near Rockefeller Center, near the Christmas tree, so the traffic and the hordes of people every day had become overwhelming. I told her I understood how hard this time of year can be and reminded her that this too shall pass. The holidays are tough for a lot of people, but they come and go and things will get better. By the time we got to my stop, she had forgotten all about her terrible day. She started to dig in her purse to pay for the cab, but before she could find her wallet, I handed her more than enough to cover the ride.

While she never had the luxury to dream of a career of her own, Mom always wanted more for her children. Homework and reading were serious business in my household. Mom demanded that we stay busy, if not doing homework, then joining the library reading program or at the least playing outdoors until sundown. ” Mom cracked the whip, encouraging her children, especially her daughters, to find a dream and go for it. ) My mom clearly wanted her girls to have the opportunities in life she never got herself.

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