Resilience

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Edwards

Narrated By: Elizabeth Edwards

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2009

Duration: 4 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

She's 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 promise that things can get better.

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  • Ramon Nuñez Rayas

    Great read! It was interesting, raw, sad, and beautifully written. I never knew Elizabeth Edwards before her husband was plastered all over the TV for his affair and this book really touched me and made me see Mrs. Edwards as an individual--- and a profound and wise one at that.

  • jennifer crapse

    I loved this book!!!!!!! It was so genuine and interesting. I didn't find it too sad. For me, it was comforting, facsinating and relatable. It is not that I went through the same exact things as Elizabeth Edwards but I could see myself feeling how she felt if I had. It was a beautifully written and honest look into the life of Elizabeth Edwards that I found so relatable even though I am not from the same party and I didn't go through any of the same hardships. I really, really enjoyed this short memoir. If you have ever lost a child or gone through something very unexpected like the betrayal of a loved one I think this book may really be comforting to you. I didn't go through any of that and it was still relatable and comforting to me. It was just a good and well written book about a hard time in a woman's life who seemed to have everything going for her before life changed course in painful ways that couldn't be controlled or reversed--- something we can all relate to.

  • Sue

    This book was so sad that I found it hard to listen to. Elizabeth Edwards seems to be a strong woman and has had lots of heartache in her life. I was hoping for something more uplifting because she also has many things to be thankful for. I loved her poetry.