Dr. Gordon Livingston’s national bestseller, Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, has drawn tens of thousands of readers who have embraced its thirty bedrock truths about life and how best to live it. Now, in And Never Stop Dancing, Dr. Livingston—a Vietnam War veteran, psychiatrist, and parent twice bereaved—offers thirty more true things we need to know now.
Among the fresh truths Dr. Livingston identifies and explores are: Paradox governs our lives. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Marriage ruins a lot of good relationships. We are defined by what we fear. We all live downstream. One of life’s most difficult tasks is to see ourselves as others see us. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. Most people die with their music still inside of them.
Once again, here are Dr. Livingston’s sterling qualities: a deep understanding of the emotional tumult that courses through our lives—our hidden hypocrisies, desires, and evasions; an unerring sense of what is important (he does not waste a single moment writing about unimportant things); and his own ability to persevere—to hope—in a world he knows to be capable of inflicting unjustifiable and lifelong suffering.
These qualities—plus his perfectly pitched sense of humor and a voice that has been described as “more Job than Dr. Phil” (Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post)—add up to another extraordinary book—one which, like its predecessor, offers us a gentle, generous, and unusual alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity.
Gordon Livingston, MD, a graduate of West Point and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been a physician since 1967. He is a psychiatrist and writer who contributes frequently to the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, and Reader’s Digest. Awarded the Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam, he is the author of two previous books, Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart and Only Spring. He lives and works in Columbia, Maryland. His website is www.gordonlivingston.com.
Bruce Barker, a native of Alaska, has worked extensively in the voiceover industry. His work has included voiceovers for television, radio and audiobooks. Bruce is currently the voice of the show, Muscle Car, is heard on national commericals for Proflowers and Funding USA, and is the narrator for a variety of projects, from pilot-training takeoff procedures for the Boeing 747, to on-site attractions at the LA County Fair.
"This slender volume is full of wisdom and written with a generous spirit that will appeal even to those who don't usually read self-help books."
From Washington Post--bestselling physician Gordon Livingston: A timely, much anticipated sequel to his 130,000-copy-selling breakout book, Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart—thirty more true things we need to know now. Gordon Livingston garnered major media attention on Good Morning America, the Washington Post, the Diane Rehm Show and dozens of other outlets.
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