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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jackie Hooper Narrator: Joyce Bean, Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781469206929
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Friends fall out of touch, we run out of time, or sometimes our courage simply fails us—and thank-yous, regrets, feelings, and secrets are left unshared. In 2009, Jackie Hooper came up with a way to help people recapture a moment that had once passed them by. She began asking them to write letters that answered one question: If you had another chance, what would you do differently?

Based on the popular blog The Things You Would Have Said, this captivating collection of letters presents the moving, surprising, and inspiring stories of ordinary people. From the everyday to the profound, at times heartwarming, funny, sad, and wise, these voices range across lifetimes and even across history: an indignant young boy urges his bully to become “a better man”; an old man thanks the woman who protected his family from Nazis during the Holocaust; the mother of a boy with autism atones for the times she picked on an autistic classmate back in high school.

Compelling, cathartic, and achingly honest, The Things You Would Have Said is a journey through the lives of people who have learned that there is always a second chance.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Jonsson | 11/22/2013

    " Excellent. Letters were beautifully written, but sometimes seemed repetitive. I really enjoyed the letters from older people who reminised about horrible treatment in Nazi Germany. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/19/2013

    " It is a good book, reminding me about my love ones. It is not good idea to read before go to bed, otherwise you would not could sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maranda | 9/19/2013

    " Tears. So many tears. I looked like a jumbled mess after finishing this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maury | 9/8/2013

    " An easy, but important read. It puts life in perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 3/27/2013

    " I decided to get this book after seeing a story about it on a television show. Many of the letters were heartfelt and the entire concept of the book interesting. Plus the letters about the dogs made me miss my dog even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/27/2013

    " This book and the story about it on CBS Sunday Morning have challenged me to tell my loved ones how I really feel and to live my life without regrets. "

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About the Author
Jackie Hooper is the creator of The Things You Would Have Said project and blog. She is a life coach, a motivational speaker, and continues to run www.wouldhavesaid.com. She lives with her fiancé in Portland, Oregon.
About the Narrators

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audio books. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.