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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Betty Rollin Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Here’s the Bright Side is a wise, moving, and funny book about what people gain from situations of loss. Using examples from her own life and from other people’s lives, Rollin inspires readers with stories that illustrate the value that can come from the hardest times in our lives and how the worst can lead to the best, resulting in happier, more powerful, richer ways of living.

Rollin writes both of lessons learned and happiness gained: about men, friends, power, and more. Rollin tells us about fair- and foul-weather friends, the usefulness of fear, the positive outcomes of failure, divorce, and widowhood and her own evolving joy as a cancer survivor.

Poignant, timely, and universal, Here’s the Bright Side is a unique and inspirational view of how life is often enriched by loss and how people find surprising light in darkness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Upbeat, humorous and reassuring…winningly brought to life thanks to Ward’s brisk, authoritative delivery…an ideal gift for anyone facing hardships.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Rollin] eschews Pollyanna-ish advice for personal examples and research findings on people who’ve endured tragedies, weather-related upheavals, and aging issues…Excellent.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jalice | 1/7/2010

    " Cliché stuff we've already heard a million times before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 1/29/2008

    " A short read with interesting research about the good people take from the lows in life. Mind you - the good comes AFTER the lows have passed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Catherine | 11/28/2007

    " This book read more like a compilation of magazine articles. Cancer survivors may find some benefit from the author's experience with breast cancer. There was nothing particularly revelatory or inspirational in Rollin's prose. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mary | 6/22/2007

    " I was disappointed in this book. It did not have any real depth. "

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About the Author

Betty Rollin is a writer and an award-winning television journalist. She is the author of two bestsellers, First, You Cry and Last Wish. Formerly a correspondent for NBC News, she is now a contributing correspondent for Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on PBS.