Grand by Charles Johnson audiobook

Grand: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for a Happy Life

By Charles Johnson
Read by Ron Butler

Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Audio 9781335015860
2.84 Hours Unabridged
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National Book Award winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow Charles Johnson shares life lessons for the next generation in this accessible distillation of wisdom, stories, and philosophy on being a grandparent. An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has held numerous impressive titles over the course of his incomparable career. Now, for the first time, with his trademark wisdom and philosophical generosity, he turns his attention to his most important role yet: grandparent. In Grand, Johnson shares stories from his life with his six-year-old grandson Emery, weaving in advice and life lessons that stand the test of time. Johnson offers profound meditations on family, race, freedom, and creativity. Joyful, lucid, and deeply comforting, Grand is Johnson at his most accessible and profound, an indispensable compendium for new grandparents and growing grandchildren alike, from one of America’s most revered thinkers.

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Summary

Summary

National Book Award winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow Charles Johnson shares life lessons for the next generation in this accessible distillation of wisdom, stories, and philosophy on being a grandparent.

An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has held numerous impressive titles over the course of his incomparable career. Now, for the first time, with his trademark wisdom and philosophical generosity, he turns his attention to his most important role yet: grandparent.

In Grand, Johnson shares stories from his life with his six-year-old grandson Emery, weaving in advice and life lessons that stand the test of time. Johnson offers profound meditations on family, race, freedom, and creativity.

Joyful, lucid, and deeply comforting, Grand is Johnson at his most accessible and profound, an indispensable compendium for new grandparents and growing grandchildren alike, from one of America’s most revered thinkers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Johnson’s writing, filled with the sort of long, layered sentences you can get happily lost in, conveys a kindness; a sense that all of us…have our own stories.” Seattle Times, praise for the author
“Charles Johnson’s deep intelligence, joyful rigor and refreshing iconoclasm are evident in every subject he covers.” Dana Spiotta, author of Stone Arabia, praise for the author
“Those of us who put pen to paper for a living have known of Charles Johnson for a very long time. He is one of America’s greatest literary treasures. He is a skilled wordsmith, superb craftsman, master of understatement, philosopher, cartoonist, and deeply talented novelist whose 1991 novel Middle Passage (which won the National Book Award for fiction) predates the current surfeit of Underground Railroad novels by a good two decades. Like the great Ralph Ellison to whom he is often compared, he will forever cast a long shadow over us who follow in his wake.” James McBride, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“One feels honored to be in the presence of Johnson’s witty philosophical mind, and, not incidentally, stunned by the graceful virtuosity of his sentences.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Johnson

Author Bio: Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson is a novelist, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. A MacArthur fellow, his fiction includes Night Hawks, Dr. King’s Refrigerator, Dreamer, Faith and the Good Thing, and Middle Passage, for which he won the National Book Award. In 2002 he received the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Seattle.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 2.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English