The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2

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The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2

Your Turn!

By Marlo Thomas

Atria Books, Paperback, 9780743497442, 401pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2007

In her remarkable follow-up to "The Right Words at the Right Time," Marlo Thomas once
again taps into the human spirit, assembling a breathtaking collection of inspiring essays about the enduring power of words. From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, Thomas presents 101 new first-person stories that are at once universal and strikingly personal.
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 fiance of a 9/11 victim, who found hope in a note pinned to a teddy bear left by a schoolgirl. 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.
As this astonishing anthology proves, the "right words" can be found 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 by both fans of the original book and anyone who has ever been touched by the startling and life-affirming magic of words.

About the Author
Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She is the author of six bestselling books: Free to Be You and Me"; Free to Be a Family"; The Right Words at the Right Time"; The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn!"; Thanks & Giving: All Year Long"; and her memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny". Ms. Thomas has won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame for her work in television, including her starring role in the landmark series That Girl", which she also conceived and produced. She is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children s Research Hospital, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas, in 1962.

In 2010, Ms. Thomas launched her website,, on The Huffington Post and AOL. She lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue.

Praise For The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2

"If you're in need of the just may find meaning in an unexpected place."

-- Chicago Tribune

"This is no canned concentrate -- this is genuine, home-cooked comfort food."

-- Publishers Weekly

"A delightful follow-up to her best-selling first volume...this anthology is sure to encourage readers to remember their own 'right words.'"

-- Library Journal

"These essays are uplifting. They come from people in all walks of life. In telling their stories so honestly, these writers give us new ways to approach old problems. In some cases, they remind us of life lessons we've learned but sometimes forget to practice."

-- The Daily Sentinel