2008 – Life Is So Good

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Life is So Good tells the story of George Dawson, who signed up for a literacy class when he was 98 years old and learned to read and write on a third-grade level. Co-writer Glaubman has structured Dawson’s story into the chronicle of the struggles faced by this grandson of a slave who kept his own integrity and dignity intact in the segregated Texas of his youth and young adulthood.

From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson’s description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him: “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.”