Lunden offers tidbits and personal stories to give her spin on enthusiasm, goal-setting, self-esteem, change, stress, parenting, aging, and more. She includes sections by various others who contribute their wisdom: Tony Robbins, Ellen McGrath, Zig Ziglar, Brian Luke Seaward, Jonathan Kabat-Zinn, Deepak Chopra, and even Joan Rivers. Numerous quotes from folks as diverse as Saint Francis of Assisi, Sir Winston Churchill, Martha Washington, Charles Shultz, Lily Tomlin, and Irving Berlin pepper the book (a favorite: "Big deal! I'm used to dust!"--Erma Bombeck's requested gravestone epitaph). Dozens of photos of Lunden doing athletic activities and posing with loved ones illustrate the chapters.
This book is an improvement over Joan Lunden's A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change because here she offers helpful lessons and tips. Readers might still feel that the lights shine too brightly on her as the central character, as in the earlier book. But if you like Lunden and miss seeing her on TV, you'll enjoy this book. --Joan Price
There are a small handful of books books I already own that I would prefer as an ebook. This is one of them. I have reread this book a few times. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laura Z
Well selected collection of quotations, excellent drawings; however the author has got a restricted and ego-centric view of life, people and the world. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2001 by Unal Norman
This is a great book, Thanks Joan,. I particularly like the passage by Brian Luke Seaward. THanks for including him in the book. Keep smiling, you are the best.Published on Jan. 18 2001 by Lance