Life is So Good
What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101 year old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on ... Show synopsis What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101 year old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on the philosophy he learned from his father, a belief that "life is so good" as he offers valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Born in 1898 in Marshall, Texas, the grandson of slaves, George Dawson tells how his father, despite hardships, always believed in seeing the richness in life and trained his children to do the same. At ninety-eight, George decided to learn to read and enrolled in a literacy program, becoming a celebrated student. In Life Is So Good, he shares wisdom on everything from parenting ("With children, you got to raise them. Some parents these days are growing children, not raising them") to attitude ("People worry too much. Life is good, just the way it is").