The right words at the right time: Volume 2, Your turn!

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c2006.
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From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, from Normandy Beach to Boston's Fenway Park, the contributors to this remarkable volume -- selected from among thousands in a nationwide search -- tell riveting stories about the words that changed their lives forever.

You'll meet a "Plain Jane" from Seattle, whose world was rocked by a passing remark made by her favorite musician, backstage at a concert. You'll hear from the bereaved fiancé of a 9/11 victim, who found hope in a note pinned to a teddy bear. You'll laugh with a beleaguered soccer mom, who reveals the single phrase she never wants to hear again. And your heart will break for a prison inmate, who recalls the one piece of advice he still wishes he took.

In each case, words had made all the difference.

Marlo Thomas has once again tapped into the human spirit, assembling a breathtaking collection of beautiful and inspiring essays about the enduring power of words, and how their impact can last a lifetime. As a follow-up to her 2002 New York Times #1 bestseller, The Right Words at the Right Time, Thomas presents 101 new first-person stories that are at once universal and strikingly personal.

Like the tale of a Gulf War veteran, whose life was transformed by just two words spoken by a young stranger at a Burger King. Or the aimless garage mechanic, who found salvation in a Help Wanted ad. Or the unsuspecting mother of three, who made a heart-warming discovery about her grandmother's "racy past."

As this astonishing anthology proves, the "right words" can come from anywhere -- the pages of a dusty old songbook, the pulpit of a neighborhood church, the wreckage of Ground Zero, a hand-stitched sampler hanging on a wall, and a child's simple expression of love.

The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn! is a collection to be read and read again -- a volume that will be cherished both by fans of the original book and anyone who has ever been touched by the startling and life-affirming magic of words.

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table_of_contents 15 minutes /, 50-50 /, Accidental accordionist /, Anniversary card /, At a crossroads:, Australian love story /, Beautiful shade of yellow /, Being carried /, Big fix /, Bird on your head /, Bitter or better /, Bottom line:, Bottom of the ninth /, Boy at ground zero /, Breaking the chains /, Broken lamp /, Bull ahead /, Busted! /, By any means necessary /, Celebrating Jonathan /, Chemistry test /, Chew your water /, Circles in the dirt /, Clock /, Coda /, Coffee with Sam /, Coming to America /, Confessions of a plain Jane /, Coulda-woulda-shoulda /, Covering all the bases /, Credit hammer /, Doing the thing you cannot do /, Essentials:, Every person I meet /, Everyone is shy /, Eye on the road /, Facing the music /, Falling for Charlie /, Finding yourself:, Forty /, Friends and family:, Good enough for now /, Grab him and kiss him /, Grandma's big secret /, Greatest gift /, Growth in the valley /, Guinea pigs, pancakes, and why I hate Nike /, Help! /, Hero's return /, Hitchhiker's tale /, Homecoming /, It went unspoken /, Jane Austen meets the New York Giants /, Jumping the tracks /, Juror /, Just enough of today /, Just getting started /, Keep it in your head /, Keeping the faith:, Letting go:, Love & romance:, Love at work /, Love song /, Matter of forgiveness /, Message in a teddy bear /, More than feet and inches /, My father's daughter /, My perfect mess /, My sister's letter /, Nana after hours /, Nobody dies here /, Nothin' but a thing /, On the job:, On the same ground /, One does what one can /, Passing the test /, Pentagon, 9/11 /, Poem that reached through time /, Pride inside /, Prison saved me /, Regular kid /, Repairing my world /, Ride home /, Right road /, Sassy /, Saved! /, Serious case of the L.I.D.s /, Shirkaholic /, Silent night in Vietnam /, Single word /, St. Jude story:, Stacking the logs /, Survival:, Surviving mom /, Taking chances:, That's what friends are for /, The simple stuff:, Through my daughter's eyes /, Truck no. 15 /, Umbrella to remember /, Unexpected prayer /, Unthinkable /, Waiting for my real life to begin /, Wanted /, Well /, What I found on the couch /, What mama said /, What you tolerate /, Win-win /, Wisdom on wheels /, Within my reach /, Yelling at God /, You just know /, Zen and the art of trying /
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title The right words at the right time Volume 2, Your turn!
title_alt Your turn!
title_display The right words at the right time. Volume 2, Your turn!
title_full The right words at the right time. Volume 2, Your turn! / Marlo Thomas [editor], and new friends
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title_sub Volume 2, Your turn!