Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change

Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change

by Joan Lunden, Andrea Cagan
     
 

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With millions of Americans watching, one of the nation's most popular television personalities, Joan Lunden, made a life-altering transition with grace and ease as she brought to a close two decades of hosting Good Morning America. For the first time Joan candidly reveals how she approached such an enormous challenge as an opportunity for growth — and

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With millions of Americans watching, one of the nation's most popular television personalities, Joan Lunden, made a life-altering transition with grace and ease as she brought to a close two decades of hosting Good Morning America. For the first time Joan candidly reveals how she approached such an enormous challenge as an opportunity for growth — and how you can, too.

For each change that occurred during the course of those twenty years, Joan had an entire nation watching her respond, commenting on the things that she did, critiquing the way that she did them, and putting forth opinions on what she should do next: "People I had never met constantly offered me suggestions about how I should handle my divorce, how I should raise my children, and the career choices I should make after GMA. I was a private citizen with the normal stresses that a mother, wife, and businesswoman endures on a daily basis, going through life's changes in a public arena."

We all go through change. Whether it's an illness in the family, a divorce, teenagers acting out, losing a job, having to move, or kids leaving the nest, one thing is certain: Change is the only thing we can count on. Yet, while change is the one constant in our lives, it often produces the greatest amount of fear. In this inspiring new book, Joan shows us the importance of staying levelheaded in the face of crisis no matter what or whom you're facing.

Both an intimate self-portrait and a practical blueprint for living a happier, more fulfilling life, A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road proves once again why so many viewers have followed Joan Lunden for so many years.

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Library Journal
For 20 years Lunden cohosted Good Morning America. When ABC decided to change the show's approach, she found herself facing a major change in her career and in her life and opted to put a positive spin on the situation. In this book, she offers ten principles that guided her through the transition and intersperses them with anecdotes from her years at GMA and her personal story. Lunden is determinedly cheerful as she tells listeners such things as "A bend in the road is not the end of the road if you remember to take the turns" and "Staying even is better than getting even." Her lifestyle was, and is, so different from that of the average listener that those who truly need help coping with significant change will have trouble relating to this. Lunden's reading is well paced and energetic, but this recording will appeal primarily to her fans.--Nann Blaine Hilyard, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688160838
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.93(d)

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