Find the good : Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer. / Heather Lende.
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- ISBN: 9781616204952 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: New York : Algonquin Books, 2015.
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As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she's distilled what she's learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It's that simple—and that hard. Quirky and profound, individual and universal, Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit—and it is a habit—of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event—starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced—as an opportunity to find the good. As she says, "We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there's still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press." Ever since Algonquin published her first book, the New York Times bestseller If You...
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