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New PDF release: Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times

By Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Laura Morton

ISBN-10: 0451466365

ISBN-13: 9780451466365

Life classes from New York Times bestselling writer and this present 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 ordinary mess ups and the AIDS concern in Africa. Now those married newshounds and oldsters have collaborated at the so much own and demanding “story” in their lives.
Been There, performed That is a humorous, heartfelt, and empowering number of lifestyles classes, hard-won knowledge, and instructive relations anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their mom and dad and grandparents, and from expensive buddies, well-known and never. right here, Al and Deborah candidly percentage youth hindrances like weight problems and becoming up within the segregated south; the demanding situations and benefits that come from elevating very diversified little ones; hard-won truths approximately marriage and profession; the illuminating “little issues” that adults can examine from young ones; and the true knowledge that the aged can proportion with a more youthful generation.
These are real-life tales advised from each perspective—from dad or mum, wife, daughter, son, and buddy, tales that each reader can relate to, savour, and share.

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She said. ” the driver chimed in. “I’d be happy to drop you at Seventy-fifth and Third—it’s right on the way,” I politely offered. “Ugh. I can’t walk that far. I’ve been on my feet all day. ” Before she could go any further, I realized this woman needed a break much more than I did. “You know what? ” She didn’t know what to say. But I knew that in that moment she needed more than she was expecting. With that simple gesture, she began to crack that tough facade and warmed up to me. She told me she was seventy-eight years old and was still working in the jewelry district five days a week.

We come from very different backgrounds, which has given us a broad perspective on all the things we have faced as individuals, as a couple, as parents, as journalists and, most of all, as a family. One thing we do have in common is being raised in a large family, with Deborah being the seventh of nine children and Al being the oldest of six. When we think back to our childhoods, the happiest and most vivid memories that bring us the greatest joy are those family moments that shaped us into the people we’ve become today.

We were surprised by Jennifer’s bubbly personality as her makeup artist powdered her brow. “How nice to meet you, Leila,” Jennifer said with a huge smile. She asked how old she was and promised to be ready in just a couple of minutes. Leila beamed, and I was touched by the kindness of such a huge star. As promised, Jennifer, radiant in a beautiful orange dress and sky-high heels, soon slid into her chair and we began talking. We discussed her love of music and the birth of her two biggest blessings: her career break on American Idol and her then-eighteenth-month-old-son, David.

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