An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love

An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love

The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given

By Richard Carlson; Kristine Carlson

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401322571, 61pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

If you had one hour to live and could make just one phone call, who would you call? What would you say? Why are you waiting? Richard Carlson's sudden, tragic death in December 2006 left his millions of fans reeling, but even their many letters, calls, and emails couldn't erase the loss felt by his wife, Kristine. To try and come to terms with her loss, she pored over 25 years of love letters, reliving the memories and cherishing her late husband's memory. But one letter stood out. Richard had written to his wife on their 18th wedding anniversary and attempted to answer the question: if you had one hour to live, what would you do, who would you call, and what would you say? An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love is a profoundly moving book that shows the importance of treasuring each day as the incredible gift it is.

About the Author
Richard Carlson (1961-2006) is a bestselling author whose books include "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff"; "Don't Worry, Make Money"; "You Can Feel Good Again"; and "You Can Be Happy No Matter What". His books have been published in 35 languages in over 130 countries.

Kristine Carlson, wife of international phenomenon Dr. Richard Carlson (author of the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff series), is the coauthor of national bestsellers Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. Carlson has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts, including the Today show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Carlson has served on the board of directors of the Global Leadership Council for Challenge Day. She helped to raise more than $600,000 for the nonprofit organization, which inspires children and adults to "be the change they wish to see in the world."