Perfectly Imperfect : A Life in Progress
In her acclaimed first book, In an Instant, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, "ABC News" anchor Bob Woodruff, wrote eloquently and honestly about the struggles they faced together as Bob recovered from a traumatic brain injury sustained in Iraq. Now, with the same candor and clarity, Lee Woodruff chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.
Woodruff's deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. On raising teenagers: "Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground." On her changing body: "Over the last ten years my own knees had begun to form those dreaded smiley faces, sagging underneath." How she copes with tragedy: "Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace." Even her sense of style: "I've always been more "Leave It to Beaver" than "Sex in the City.""
In a voice that is fresh, irreverently funny, and irresistible, Lee Woodruff traces the quiet moments and memorable events that have shaped her life in progress. "Perfectly Imperfect "is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life's flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor. "From the Hardcover edition."
- 132.08 x 152.4 x 30.48mm | 158.76g
- 21 Apr 2009
- Random House Audio Publishing Group
- United States
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"Gripping . . . The Woodruffs' devotion to each other is palpable. . . . [In an Instant is] a remarkably lucid, even engrossing story of . . . Bob Woodruff's recovery, interwoven with tales from his marriage and family life."
"-San Jose Mercury News"
"Both Woodruffs [shoot] from the hip, writing with candor about their ordeal and describing it with an intimacy that couldn't be captured on camera. . . . Their frankness heightens the book's impact."
"-The New York Times"
"Extraordinary . . . All sorts of themes thread their way through this frank, inspiring book: courage in the face of adversity; the pursuit of career at the expense of family; the bravery of foreign correspondents; the fortitude of female friendship. . . . Woodruff's survival story comforts."
"-The Seattle Times"
"A testimony to the power of the human spirit, to the catharsis of love and to infinite hope."
"-The Oklahoman" "From the Hardcover edition."
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