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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old Audio CD – Unabridged, June 26, 2018

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Parker J. Palmer is a writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, which offers long-term retreat programs for people in the serving professions, including teachers, administrators, physicians, philanthropists, non-profit leaders and clergy. He is the author of nine books--including several award-winning titles--that have sold over 1.4 million copies and been translated into ten languages.

Steve Carlson has been a working actor for over thirty years. In his varied career, he has been a regular on three television series: General Hospital, The Young & the Restless, and A New Day in Eden. He has also appeared in scores of others and has starred or co-starred in ten feature films. Most recently, he has narrated many successful audiobooks.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dreamscape Media; Unabridged edition (June 26, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1974905365
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1974905362
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.39 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.04 x 1.13 x 5.04 inches
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PARKER J. PALMER is a writer, teacher, and activist whose work speaks deeply to people in many walks of life. Author of ten books—including several best-selling and award-winning titles—that have sold nearly two million copies, Palmer is the Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as thirteen honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press. In 1998, the Leadership Project, a national survey of 10,000 educators, named him one of the 30 most influential senior leaders in higher education and one of the 10 key agenda-setters of the past decade. In 2010, he was given the William Rainey Harper Award (previously won by Margaret Mead, Marshall McLuhan, Paulo Freire, and Elie Wiesel). In 2011, the Utne Reader named him as one of "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” In 2021, the Freedom of Spirit Fund, a UK-based foundation, gave him their "Lifetime Achievement Award” in honor of work that promotes and protects spiritual freedom. For 20-plus years, the Accrediting Commission for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has given annual Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” and “Courage to Lead” Awards to directors of exemplary medical residency programs. "Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer," was published in 2005. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he has lived in NYC, Berkeley, CA, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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