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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
Parker J. Palmer is a writer, speaker, and activist on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. 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, thirteen honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press.
Palmer is the author of ten books—including several award-winning titles—that have sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated into ten languages: On the Brink of Everything, Healing the Heart of Democracy, The Heart of Higher Education (with Arthur Zajonc), The Courage to Teach, and more.
In 1998, a national survey of 10,000 educators named Palmer one of the thirty “most influential senior leaders” in higher education and one of the ten key “agenda-setters” of the decade. Palmer and his wife Sharon live in Madison, Wisconsin.
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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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,842,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is much more than essays on aging, on “getting old” gracefully. It is a profound manifesto for fully engaging with life in the context of these troubling times as a conscious human being of any age. It both challenged me to confront myself and my blind spots and invited me to see things in a more integral, undivided way.
We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and we are invited to stand on Palmer’s shoulders now. So I purchased a copy for a 26-year-old friend, so that he gets a head start and doesn’t wait to live a life of self-examination and self-awareness that is usually an initiation of our mid-life transition.
A highly recommended read.