!!> Epub ➜ Never Sit If You Can Dance ➛ Author Jo Giese – Ivogue.co.uk

Never Sit If You Can Dance Jo S Mother, Babe, Liked To Drink, Dance, And Stay Up Very Late When The Husband She Adored Went On Sales Calls, She Waited For Him In The Parking Lot, Embroidering Pillowcases Jo Grew Up Thinking That The Last Thing She Wanted Was To Be Like Her Mother Then It Dawned On Her That Her Own Happiness Was Derived In Large Part From Lessons Babe Had Taught Her Her Mother Might Have Had Tomato Aspic And Stewed Rhubarb In Her Fridge, While Jo Had Organic Kale And Almond Milk In Hers, But In Important Ways They Were Much Closer In Spirit Than Jo Had Once Thought.At A Turbulent Time In America, Never Sit If You Can Dance Offers Uplifting Lessons In Old Fashioned Civility That Will Ring True With Mothers, Daughters, And Their Families Told With Lighthearted Good Humor, It S A Charming Tale Of The Way Things Used To Be And Probably Still Should Be.

10 thoughts on “Never Sit If You Can Dance

  1. says:

    Never Sit If You Can Dance is about a woman s appreciation for her mother and the lessons we learn from our own Sometimes we don t realize it but our mothers always have these life lessons to teach us It reminded me of my own mother and I was able to relate to a numb...

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    So many times I have said or did something and thought, OMG I m turning into my mother Never Sit If You Can Dance by Jo Giese is a heartfelt memoir of lessons learned from her mother I loved this book It also made me realize how much ...

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    Thank you to the author, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Oh how I loved this book It just warmed my heart, so many of Babe s gems that I had to write down and will keep close I was reminded again that it s the little things never show up empty handed, send a thank you note, the happiness of giving and receiving flowers, that can make all the difference I especially loved t...

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    This lovely little memoir is written by Jo Giese award winning radio journalist, author, former TV reporter Written about her mother, Babe, and the lessons she learned from her Funny, sweet, and thoughtful I loved reading this little gem

  5. says:

    A lovely tribute to the author s mother There are many lessons we learn from our parents if we are willing to listen I really enjoyed reading through the lessons that Babe had to share.

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    The author writes a book of essays about the lessons that her mom, Babe, taught her I can imagine that Babe was so full of life and she obviously taught the author much about life There were some funny, laugh out loud moments and some really sad moments as her mom lost people that she loved.

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    Loved it Review to follow

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    This was a very sweet memoir of the authors mother, Babe Though she grew up thinking that she wanted to be something different than her mother, the author recounts all the lessons she s learned, and now emulates because...

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    You know all those things that your mom and or grandma say that you don t pay any attention to day to day but become part of the fabric of your life That s what this book is about A light read with a heavier impact, this book is sweet and endearing but will leave you slightly emotional and weave it s way into your thoughts long after you ve turned the last page Giese s book is a memoir she positions it as a memoir of her mother s life but, in truth, it is also a memoir of her own Her mom, whom she calls Babe, was born in 1916 and is clearly a product of her time Giese tells her mother s story in vignettes, each representing some saying or life lesson that she impressed upon others Everything from Don t be drab to Never leave a compliment unsaid, Babe s lessons are straightforward and initially, I worried that there wasn t quite enough there to warrant a book I m glad I kept reading, however, as Babe s life lessons though perhaps coming off as a little simple and dated are as important and applicable globally as they were to the person she became.Babe lived the classic 1940s and 50s housewife life she raised three children, supported a working husband and managed relationships with her extended family Not all was rosy for her, however, and Giese allows us a peek inside the crippling depression that Babe suffered with after several miscarr...

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    It Would Indeed Be A Shame To Rate This Epic Just A 5 Star Alone..It Is So Heart Warming One Minute And So Tearful The Very Next As It Tugs At The Very Heartstrings Just The Very Thought Of Tagging It To Merely 5 Does Unspeakable Injustice To Both Jo Giese As Well As Her Indomitable MoM Gladys Babe Sylvia Kenney Giese Who Inspired This Book From Her Personal Life Teachings.Having Lived To Be 97 Years, 8 Months 25 Days.To Even Say That She Lived A Full Life Till Her Very Last Breath Would Be An Under Statement.The Legacy She Left Behind Not Just For Her Family Loved Ones Alone But Anyone Who Cares To Read Never Sit When You Can Dance Is Truly Indeed Enriching To Say The Very Least.There Is So Much More To This Book That Not Only Makes Engrossing Reading But Is Almost A Wake Up Call To See The Writing On The Wall And Smell The Coffee As Tomorrow Could Be Too Late.The Book Is Spread Across 14 Chapters Each One That Is Thought Provoking Soul Stirring As It Is Bound To Show You The Mirror To Re evaluate Personal Choices And How They Can Shape The Quality Of Life You Choose To Live.Right From Lesson 1 Never Sit When You Can Dance Down To Lesson 14 That Is Most Aptly The Final Lesson This Is One Read That Does Not Finish With A Single Reading But Keeps Drawing You Back To It A Para Here Or A Quote There Of A Chapter To Disperse The Clouds Of Doubt.Jo Giese Writes Straight From Her Heart And When It s Her Mother She Writes About She Isn t Writing A...

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