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The Right Words at The Right Time

By Marlo Thomas

The Right Words at The Right Time
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2002,
    400 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2004,
    416 pages.

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For everyone who needs a hero or loves a good story, here is an inspiring collection of personal revelations from more than 100 remarkable men and women who share a moment when words changed their lives.

Award-winning actress and bestselling author Marlo Thomas is joined by such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Cal Ripken Jr., Steven Spielberg, Venus Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Mel Brooks, Laura Bush, Billy Crystal, Tom Wolfe and Katie Couric, who each tell a story of a crucial turning point in their lives brought about by the right words at the right time. These first-person accounts of challenges and victories can provide guidance to all of us as we come to life's crossroads.

Al Pacino and Gwyneth Paltrow were instructed by words they heard during a crisis. Billy Crystal and Chris Rock used their humor to guide them. Ruth Bader Ginsburg received advice from her mother-in-law on her wedding day that continues to help her on the Supreme Court. These original stories encompass life's struggles and adventures and demonstrate how people we admire found hope and inspiration through words delivered by family or friends, heard in a movie or play, sung on the radio, told in a joke or even drawn in a cartoon.

The Right Words at the Right Time gathers the wit and wisdom of more than 100 innovators, thinkers and cultural icons and puts them into one collectible book.



CONTENTS

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Stephen Ambrose
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Candice Bergen
  • Jeff Bezos
  • David Boies
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Mel Brooks
  • Barbara Bush
  • Laura Bush
  • President Jimmy Carter
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Chuck Close
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Bill Cosby
  • Katie Couric
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Cameron Crowe
  • Billy Crystal
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Barry Diller
  • Dr. Peter Doherty
  • Phil Donahue
  • Michael Eisner
  • Daniel Ellsberg
  • Betty Ford
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Frank Gehry
  • Richard Gephardt
  • The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Rudolph Giuliani
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • William Goldman
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Matt Groening
  • Uta Hagen
  • Scott Hamilton
  • Mia Hamm
  • Dr. David Ho
  • Arianna Huffington
  • James Jeffords
  • Philip Johnson
  • Robert Johnson
  • Quincy Jones
  • Andrea Jung
  • David E. Kelley
  • Billie Jean King
  • Ted Koppel
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ang Lee
  • John Leguizamo
  • Jay Leno
  • Maya Lin
  • David Mamet
  • Wilma Mankiller
  • Mary Matalin
  • Dave Matthews
  • John McCain
  • Paul McCartney
  • Dennis Miller
  • Toni Morrison
  • Ralph Nader
  • Willie Nelson
  • Paul Newman
  • Mike Nichols
  • Jack...

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...'impressive... almost all the contributors are household names. A good handful ... have written fine essays that could stand well on their own.

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