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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Regina Brett Narrator: Regina Brett Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

When Regina Brett turned fifty, she wrote a column on the fifty lessons life had taught her. She reflected on all she had learned through becoming a single parent, looking for love in all the wrong places, working on her relationship with God, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood. It became one of the most popular columns ever published in the newspaper, and since then the fifty lessons have been emailed to hundreds of thousands of people.

Brett now takes the fifty lessons and expounds on them in essays that are deeply personal. From “Don’t take yourself too seriously—nobody else does” to “Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift,” these lessons will strike a chord with anyone who has ever gone through tough times—and haven’t we all?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In God Never Blinks, the two-time Pulitzer nominee takes each of these smidgens of wisdom and expounds on them for a full, rich chapter, describing what her own stormy life has taught her about getting through.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial

  • “Short, sweet, and frequently resonant…Brett employs a veteran writer’s knack for keen observation and thorough self-knowledge, delivering hard-edged wisdom with deceptive ease.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “People react to life’s unpleasant surprises in many different ways. Breast cancer empower Regina Brett to take up writing. Here she compresses her experiences into fifty heartfelt life lessons. As she delivers each of the thought-provoking lessons she formulated through the challenges she has faced, she makes it personal to everyone. The careful modulation of her soothing voice as she expresses her messages draws the listener near to gather her wisdom.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " This is not a book I enjoyed because I picked it up and read cover to cover with speed. It is a book best savoured slowly, over time.The real stories, about real people and events here in my hometown, touched me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dee Toomey | 2/8/2014

    " So many times while reading this book I thought, "Has this women been looking in the window of all the places I have lived?" It's like she wrote the book about me. I can relate with so much in this book, and there are so many "ah-ha!" moments that I feel the need to re-read this book, next time with a highlighter in hand! Very upbeat, you will find encouragement, humor, sadness, and love between the covers of this book. Highly recommend, especially if you want to feel uplifted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janine | 2/3/2014

    " An easy read, lots of good things to thing about. This book is often referred to as a self-help book, and I didn't view it that way at all. I liked that I could read 1 or 2 lessons (chapters) in a sitting, then walk away from the book and mull it over. Some of the 50 lessons were common sense, some were things that I had heard before, and others really offered something new. Each lesson is accompanied by a story from the author, all well written and entertainingly making her point. I had thought I'd walk away with a favorite lesson, but so many hit home for me that it's too hard to choose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mgehring | 1/30/2014

    " A feel good read. I walked away feeling refreshed, and wanting to read her column. "

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About the Author
Author Regina Brett

Regina Brett has been a newspaper columnist for nineteen years, ten of them for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. Her first book, God Never Blinks, was a national bestseller. She writes regularly for the Cleveland Jewish News, and her column is syndicated through Jewish News Service. She speaks regularly to companies and not-for-profit organizations.