Nothing to Fall Back On: The Life and Times of a Perpetual Optimist by Betsy Carter

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Nothing to Fall Back On: The Life and Times of a Perpetual Optimist

'“In her first book, Carter . . . offers a refreshingly upbeat chronicle that covers the traditional memoir fare of life after divorce, surviving breast cancer and recovering from a disfiguring accident and more. . . . Carter’s style is mostly [breezy], and her engaging account of her triumph over adversity (to a comparatively happy ending) should gratify many readers.” —Publishers Weekly   “Fresh, frank, and forthright, Carter speaks with self-deprecating candor about her trials and triumphs in an inspiring, witty, and refreshingly upbeat memoir of life at the top—and bottom.” —Booklist   “Documents a successful career in journalism . . . Spectacular triumph over bad luck.” —The New York Times   “Frank, insightful, and bubbling with humor . . . Is an intriguing account by an extraordinary person.” —USA Today   “If ever there was a life-affirming book, this is it. Funny, smart, and blatantly honest, Betsy Carter writes about overcoming every curve that life has thrown her. For any woman or man coping with the harder issues of divorces, illness, an abrupt career change—Betsy Carter is a ‘spring back’ heroine. A wonderful read. Who knew disaster could be so delightful.” —Wendy Wasserstein'
'“In her first book, Carter . . . offers a refreshingly upbeat chronicle that covers the traditional memoir fare of life after divorce, surviving breast cancer and recovering from a disfiguring accident and more. . . . Carter’s style is mostly [breezy], and her engaging account of her triumph over adversity (to a comparatively happy ending) should gratify many readers.” —Publishers Weekly   “Fresh, frank, and forthright, Carter speaks with self-deprecating candor about her trials and triumphs in an inspiring, witty, and refreshingly upbeat memoir of life at the top—and bottom.” —Booklist   “Documents a successful career in journalism . . . Spectacular triumph over bad luck.” —The New York Times   “Frank, insightful, and bubbling with humor . . . Is an intriguing account by an extraordinary person.” —USA Today   “If ever there was a life-affirming book, this is it. Funny, smart, and blatantly honest, Betsy Carter writes about overcoming every curve that life has thrown her. For any woman or man coping with the harder issues of divorces, illness, an abrupt career change—Betsy Carter is a ‘spring back’ heroine. A wonderful read. Who knew disaster could be so delightful.” —Wendy Wasserstein'
Publisher: Open Road Distribution ISBN: 9781497681903 Pages: 288