Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother



❴Download❵ ➶ Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother Author Jo Giese – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 tha If You MOBI ï Jo s mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very Never Sit PDF/EPUB ² late When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she waited for Sit If You PDF ✓ 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 thoughtAt 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.Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother

If You MOBI ï Jo Giese is an award winning radio journalist,Bestselling author, former TV radio Never Sit PDF/EPUB ² reporter As a special correspondent, she was part of the Peabody Award winning Sit If You PDF ✓ team at Marketplace, the most popular business program in America At Marketplace she won an EMMA for Exceptional Radio Story from the National Women s Political Caucus and a GRACIE from the Foundation of American Women in Radio She has contributed to Ira Glass s This American Life and is the author of A Woman s Path St Martin s Press , The Good Food Compendium Doubleday and the memoir, Never Sit If You Can Dance Lessons from My Mother She Writes Press Giese has written for scores of publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, LA Weekly, European Travel Life, and The Malibu Times.

Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother
    Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother 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 thoughtAt 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother
  • Jo Giese
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 1631525336

10 thoughts on “Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother

  1. says:

    She Writes Press releases women s memoirs of consistently high quality and interest I found this one a little thin, but it would make an ideal Mother s Day present and appeals to a sense of nostalgia for the good old days of traditional values like hard work, optimism, gratitude and generosity Mostly, this little book is a tribute to her late mother, known as Babe, who lived to nearly 98 and was quite the character She loved to host parties and dance and wore eye popping colors, especiall She Writes Press releases women s memoirs of consistently high quality and interest I found this one a little thin, but it would make an ideal Mother s Day present and appeals to a sense of nostalgia for the good old days of traditional values like hard work, optimism, gratitude and generosity Mostly, this little book is a tribute to her late mother, known as Babe, who lived to nearly 98 and was quite the character She loved to host parties and dance and wore eye popping colors, especially red Losing her husband of 50 years didn t keep her from traveling, and moving into a nursing home into her 90s didn t cramp her style either She was lucky to never suffer from any major illness.As a young woman Giese looked down somewhat on her mother for deferring to her husband s career moving from Seattle to Houston, and sitting in the car embroidering while he made sales pitches for shipyard equipment Only later in life after that age 30 watershed when it s said that women start to resemble their mothers did she appreciate her mother s sacrifices and moral support.While most of the lessons she draws from her mother s example are positive, there s one area in which she diverges from Babe s attitude Babe was stingy with praise, whether out of jealousy for her daughter or because she thought it immodest to broadcast her family s achievements Giese, on the other hand, says, I try never to let a compliment go unsaid If I ever think something positive about someone or something even the most fleeting thought I share it before it vanishes However, she s developed her mother s optimism into a personal mantra that has seen her through many challenging times In spite of what s happening, it s okay to be happy today. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily

  2. 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 number of these lessons.I very much enjoyed this book Thanks to the publisher and the author for sending me an ARC through Booksirens to review All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  3. says:

    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 I appreciate my mother and grandmother So many lessons learned from them, even though at a young age, I didn t always appreciate.

  4. says:

    This is a cozy, heart warming little book, written by Jo Giese as a tribute to her family, which is the most precious and meaningful thing a person can have in life Her mother, Babe is clearly an eccentric person and her advices are clear cut and still valid Though she grew up in one of the worst times of human history, in 1916, never worked and was a housewife all her life, her way of upbringing children, taking care of her family and the example she set was quite praiseworthy and it is quite This is a cozy, heart warming little book, written by Jo Giese as a tribute to her family, which is the most precious and meaningful thing a person can have in life Her mother, Babe is clearly an eccentric person and her advices are clear cut and still valid Though she grew up in one of the worst times of human history, in 1916, never worked and was a housewife all her life, her way of upbringing children, taking care of her family and the example she set was quite praiseworthy and it is quite clear that the author so proud of her that she wrote a book in her memory I liked the way the chapters were formed, the life story and messages given but there was nothing too extraordinary or special and I found the language a little too simplistic for my taste Overall a warm and fun everyday read I received a copy from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review

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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 the chapter on the good goodbye It reminded me so much of my grandparents and how 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 the chapter on the good goodbye It reminded me so much of my grandparents and how their goodbye made you feel like the most important and cherished person on this earth Thank you Ms Jo Giese for sharing a little bit of your mother Babe with us I think everyone that reads Babe s story will be better for it

  6. says:

    A lovely tribute to the author s mother, Babe, who lived life to the fullest, embraced the concept of carpe diem, imparted wisdom of how to live life and who never wore dull clothes Told in a series of vignettes, Jo Giese conveys Babe s personality as well as the journey a daughter takes in her mother s final years.

  7. says:

    Lessons for life and livingWe incorporatefrom a Mother than we even notice at the time This book comforted me regarding similar situations that I experienced with my own Mother It is a short , but powerful read.

  8. says:

    Never Sit If You Can Dance is a wonderful memoir about a woman and the lessons she learned from her mother Each chapter is a different lesson that Jo learned from her mom since she was a child She explains each lesson through a story on how she learned that lesson and how she still applies these lessons to her life daily The author speaks so highly of her mother that you have no doubt how much she must appreciate and love her.This book is such an easy and beautiful read Being on 144 pages, I Never Sit If You Can Dance is a wonderful memoir about a woman and the lessons she learned from her mother Each chapter is a different lesson that Jo learned from her mom since she was a child She explains each lesson through a story on how she learned that lesson and how she still applies these lessons to her life daily The author speaks so highly of her mother that you have no doubt how much she must appreciate and love her.This book is such an easy and beautiful read Being on 144 pages, I could have read this book in a matter of a couple of hours, but I was enjoying it so much that I decided to savor it This book is so well written and also easily relatable I m so glad I requested to read it on BookSirens The lessons that Babe Jo s mother taught her were things like, Never Show Up Empty Handed, Don t Be Drab, Make The Most of What You ve Got, and of course, Never Sit If You Can Dance After reading this book I feel like Babe has also taught me these lessons and I will probably start applying them to my everyday life.I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a mother daughter memoir or just a simple, yet amazing read.Thank you BookSirens for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review

  9. says:

    NEVER SIT IF YOU CAN DANCE by Jo Giese is a heartfelt and uplifting memoir written in celebration of her mother, Babe I loved the light hearted and poignant way that the author shared some of the life lessons learned from her mother and her family that have stayed with her to this day I found myself thinking of my own Mom and how much of the way I do things comes from her example By the end of this touching little book, I felt like I knew Babe personally She certainly knew how to live life t NEVER SIT IF YOU CAN DANCE by Jo Giese is a heartfelt and uplifting memoir written in celebration of her mother, Babe I loved the light hearted and poignant way that the author shared some of the life lessons learned from her mother and her family that have stayed with her to this day I found myself thinking of my own Mom and how much of the way I do things comes from her example By the end of this touching little book, I felt like I knew Babe personally She certainly knew how to live life to the fullest, a lesson from which we can all benefit I truly enjoyed this lovely tribute to the author s mother and I highly recommend it Thank you to the author for the kind gift of a signed copy

  10. says:

    Babe A mother that definitely deserved her very own book, let alone that sentence.This book was ultimately a love story to Babe, written by her daughter Jo Giese Sharing all of the special, witty, kind and often laugh out loud wisdom that Babe passed on to Jo, we are given a beautiful gift.This gift unwraps one chapter at a time, and it is just glorious advice I know I will remember them, as I want to put into practice Especially Nobody Likes Depressed people.Brilliant Jo I trust your Mot Babe A mother that definitely deserved her very own book, let alone that sentence.This book was ultimately a love story to Babe, written by her daughter Jo Giese Sharing all of the special, witty, kind and often laugh out loud wisdom that Babe passed on to Jo, we are given a beautiful gift.This gift unwraps one chapter at a time, and it is just glorious advice I know I will remember them, as I want to put into practice Especially Nobody Likes Depressed people.Brilliant Jo I trust your Mother was with you for that special Mother s Day I have a feeling her spirit was strong.I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily

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