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Fifty-Fifty : The Clarity of Hindsight [NOOK Book]

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Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight is a compilation of the lessons learned by a fifty-year-old lawyer, wife, mother, daughter of immigrant parents, traveler, survivor and thriver, though not of course always in that order.

Apropos of the title, Fifty-Fifty contains fifty chapters, recounts many ...
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Fifty-Fifty : The Clarity of Hindsight

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Overview

Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight is a compilation of the lessons learned by a fifty-year-old lawyer, wife, mother, daughter of immigrant parents, traveler, survivor and thriver, though not of course always in that order.

Apropos of the title, Fifty-Fifty contains fifty chapters, recounts many fascinating travel vignettes and
astute observations, reflects on interesting work-related “war” stories and is often hilarious – as only truth
can be – and sometimes heartbreaking, as life sometimes is.

First Runner Up Winner at The 2013 Paris Book Festival.

"Whether you are 50, 30 or 80, this book will sweep you up in its humor and insight. The author makes her gripping life experiences and relationships relevant to everyone, and humanizes in a way that allows us all to feel that her stories are our stories. Even people who have not traveled as much as the author will find a connection to the feelings and realizations that she draws from her extensive travels. You'll laugh, cry and scream all at once because the lessons are so poignant, so right, and so irreverent. It's a good read!" – Professor Rebecca Brown, USC School of Law

"Hindsight is 100 percent." – The Beach Reporter

"Reading this book is like listening to an interesting passenger sitting next to you on a flight—someone who knows about where you might be going geographically and where you are coming from in your life. Fifty lessons later you not only have received useful life lessons, but have read a memoir of a life lived well and learned about people and cultures around the world..... The author writes with a sharp wit and a fluid and engaging writing style. There's a lot of extra value in Fifty-Fifty." – Will Lutwick, Author of the award winning book Dodging Machetes.

"Upon turning fifty, Julie Kessler recounts ... lessons she learned throughout life in her memoir consisting of fifty well-written essays. I think Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight will give readers the courage to evaluate what they have learned from life." – JD Jung, Editor-In-Chief, UnderratedReads.com

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015790580
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,186,674
  • File size: 480 KB

Meet the Author

Julie L. Kessler grew up in California and Hawaii, graduated with a B.A. in political science from University of Hawaii, Manoa, and received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The author has traveled to more than fifty countries, has lived abroad twice as an expatriate and speaks several languages.
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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight is a unique travel memoir


    Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight is a unique travel memoir in that it is about the people that author Julie L. Kessler encountered in her wide and fascinating travels, not just the places. In Fifty-Fifty, the people she met and loved come to life in front of you, while she entertains with her “life’s little lessons” vignettes. Some chapters made me burst our laughing, while others had me close to tears. As Ms. Kessler states, “The very best is right now” as she takes the reader through a fun and enjoyable read to how she learned that lesson.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    Julie L. Kessler has written Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsig

    Julie L. Kessler has written Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight,a book filled with adventures of a life time. She tweaks reality with charm, directness, creativity, flare, dignity, poise and wonderful humor. She is right in the room with us as we enjoy experiencing her life's journeys. She reminds us to be HERE and NOW always. She touches and improves our lives at a personal level. Thank you Julie!

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