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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Greene Narrator: Bob Greene Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A highly personal and moving true story of friendship and remembrance from the New York Times bestselling author of Duty and Be True to Your School.

Growing up in Bexley, Ohio, Bob Greene and his four best friends -- Allen, Chuck, Dan, and Jack -- were inseparable. Of the four, Jack was Bob's very best friend, a bond forged from the moment they met on the first day of kindergarten. They grew up together, got in trouble together, learned about life together -- and were ultimately separated by time and distance, as all adults are. But through the years Bob and Jack stayed close, holding on to the friendship that had formed years before.

Then, the fateful call came: Jack was dying. And in this hour of need, as the closest of all friends will do, Bob, Allen, Chuck, and Dan put aside the demands of their own lives, came together, and saw Jack through to the end of his journey.

Tremendously moving, funny, heart-stirring, and honest, And You Know You Should Be Glad is an uplifting exploration of the power of friendship to uphold us, sustain us, and ultimately set us free.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wonderful…I have rarely been touched as deeply.”

    Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and radio commentator

  • “You’ll relate to everything in this book. It will make you think about what really matters, and how life used to be, and what you can do to make the most of it…This book will take you right back into the youthful heart of summer vacation.”

    Bob Sirott, “One More Thing,” NBC

  • “Through detailed flashbacks, we experience, like one of the gang, afternoons spent imitating Audie Murphy, hitting the Toddle House for seemingly endless cheeseburgers and milkshakes, avoiding making the evening news by giving rude gestures to the camera, and calling up local sports heroes…To anyone who grew up with a group of close friends, it rings absolutely true.”

    Ohioana Quarterly

  • “When Greene’s best friend, Jack, was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 57, the group of devastated friends reunited and recounted their past together in order to deal with their future. Greene has an infectious and relaxed storytelling style that makes the listener comfortable immediately as he intermingles endearing and comical stories from his youth with heartbreaking details of Jack’s struggle. It’s as true an account of friendship as one could ever hope to hear.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lora | 2/18/2014

    " A great gift for your lifetime-friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jan | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this true story of a group of boys who grew up together and reunite when one of them is dying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doris | 2/3/2014

    " It makes for interesting listening, even though the story bounces back and forth in memory. True, that is how the thought process often works, but a biography should go from birth to death, not present day to event-triggered memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 1/31/2014

    " Amazing story of friendship! "

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