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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Edwards Narrator: Elizabeth Edwards Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Elizabeth Edwards is one of the most beloved political figures in the country and, on the surface, seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendship. Loving marriage. But she’s no stranger to adversity.

Many know of the strength she had shown after her son, Wade, was killed in a freak car accident when he was only sixteen years old. She would exhibit this remarkable grace and courage again when the very private matter of her husband’s infidelity became public fodder. And her own life has been on the line. Days before the 2004 presidential election—when her husband John was running for vice president—she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After rounds of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation the cancer went away—only to reoccur in 2007.

While on the campaign trail, Elizabeth met many others who have had to contend with serious adversity in their lives, and in Resilience, she draws on their experiences as well as her own, crafting an unsentimental and ultimately inspirational meditation on the gifts we can find among life’s biggest challenges. This short, powerful, pocket-sized inspirational book makes an ideal gift for anyone dealing with difficulties in their life who can find peace in knowing they are not alone and the promise that things can get better.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Short but surprisingly deep…It's a small book but a powerful one. And when you finish it you have not just a deeper understanding of Elizabeth Edwards but also a better appreciation for the strength of will it can take to survive. Los Angeles Times
  • RIO Award of Excellence

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Monica | 2/17/2014

    " While this was a touching book. It wasn't extremely smooth to read and I didn't find myself hooked to the book. A short read that was ok, but not great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara | 2/14/2014

    " Loved her writing, but I liked her first book much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/13/2014

    " Found it to be very depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurie Dunnavant | 2/12/2014

    " Elizabeth Edwards was a remarkable woman and she shares her heart in this book. I enjoyed learning how she approached adversity and how she rose above negative things that happened in her life. She was very wise. The book suffers a bit from disorganization - sometimes she repeats things and rambles. Overall, well worth reading, though. "

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