Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother

Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother

Jo?s mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very late. When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she waited for him in the parking lot, embroidering pillowcases. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother mi Jo?s mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very late. When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she...

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Title:Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother
Author:Jo Giese
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07FL7XZ8J
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother Reviews

  • Planetgirl
    Apr 18, 2019
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  • Tammy
    Jun 06, 2019
    So many times I have said or did something and thought, "OMG! I'm turning into my mother!" Never Sit If You Can Dance by Jo Giese is a heartfelt memoir of lessons learned from her mother. I loved this book! It also made me realize how much I appreciate my mother and grandmother. So man...
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    Apr 17, 2019
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    Apr 05, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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  • Jane Kelsey
    May 19, 2019
    Loved it. Review to follow ...
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    Apr 17, 2019
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  • Jade aka MrsTosh
    Jun 06, 2019
    What a lovely book, this is a memoir the author has written about her mother. A truly heartwarming collection of memories and stories they have shared throughout the years, from the days of thinking ending up like you mother would be horrendous to becoming friends. It was beautiful an...
  • Jade aka MrsTosh
    Jun 09, 2019
    What a lovely book, this is a memoir the author has written about her mother. A truly heartwarming collection of memories and stories they have shared throughout the years, from the days of thinking ending up like you mother would be horrendous to becoming friends. It was beautiful and...
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    Apr 01, 2019
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  • Jen
    May 31, 2019
    This was a very sweet memoir of the authors mother, Babe. Though she grew up thinking that she wanted to be something different than her mother, the author recounts all the lessons she's learned, and now emulates because of her. A very easy, quick read (it took me less than an afternoo...
  • Amy
    Jul 08, 2019
    A lovely tribute to the author's mother. There are many lessons we learn from our parents if we are willing to listen. I really enjoyed reading through the lessons that 'Babe' had to share. ...
  • Sarah
    Jun 27, 2019
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    Jun 11, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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    May 20, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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  • Brenda
    Apr 05, 2019
    This lovely little memoir is written by Jo Giese; award winning radio journalist, author, former TV reporter. Written about her mother, Babe, and the lessons she learned from her. Funny, sweet, and thoughtful. I loved reading this little gem :) ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 07, 2019
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    Apr 02, 2019
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  • Manisha
    Jun 27, 2019
    ?But I?m still curious?. This line at age 97 from Babe, the author?s mother, probably sums up her entire attitude and zest for life. This book is a tribute to an indefatigable mom from a daughter who over time has realised all those little things that went into making her mothe...
  • Melanie Johnson
    Jun 11, 2019
    The author writes a book of essays about the lessons that her mom, Babe, taught her. I can imagine that Babe was so full of life and she obviously taught the author much about life. There were some funny, laugh out loud moments and some really sad moments as her mom lost people that sh...
  • Kriti
    Jul 16, 2019
    One of the reasons I read is to learn from other's experiences. Never sit if you can dance: Lessons from my mother spoke volumes to me without even picking it up. Full of a lifetime of wisdom, feelings from childhood and keeping a connection with one's parent as she grows old - Jo's s...
  • Csimplot Simplot
    Mar 20, 2019
    Excellent book! ...
  • Jeff
    Feb 26, 2019
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    Apr 13, 2019
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    May 01, 2019
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    Jun 27, 2019
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  • Shannon Navin
    May 10, 2019
    You know all those things that your mom and/or grandma say that you don?t pay any attention to day-to-day but become part of the fabric of your life? That?s what this book is about. A light read with a heavier impact, this book is sweet and endearing but will leave you slightly emo...
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    Jun 03, 2019
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    May 17, 2019
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    Jul 02, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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    Apr 20, 2019
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    Apr 21, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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  • Elizabeth
    May 29, 2019
    Thank you to the author, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Oh how I loved this book! It just warmed my heart, so many of Babe?s gems that I had to write down and will keep close. I was reminded again that it?s the little things: never show up ...
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    Apr 19, 2019
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    Apr 16, 2019
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    Jun 01, 2019
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    Apr 14, 2019
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    Apr 12, 2019
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    Apr 04, 2019
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    May 28, 2019
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  • ~ Althea ~  ☾
    May 20, 2019
    Never Sit If You Can Dance is about a woman's appreciation for her mother and the lessons we learn from our own. Sometimes we don't realize it but our mothers always have these life lessons to teach us. It reminded me of my own mother and I was able to relate to a number of these lesso...
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    Jun 11, 2019
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    Apr 15, 2019
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    Apr 17, 2019
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    Apr 20, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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  • Rachelle
    May 01, 2019
    Never Sit If You Can Dance... a woman's appreciation for lessons she learned from her mother is displayed in a sweet series of events that shaped their lives as friends. Inspiring words to live by title each section, and the significance behind each is detailed in humorous personal tal...
  • DALIP
    May 29, 2019
    It Would Indeed Be A Shame To Rate This Epic Just A 5 Star Alone..It Is So Heart Warming One Minute And So Tearful The Very Next As It Tugs At The Very Heartstrings. Just The Very Thought Of Tagging It To Merely 5 * Does Unspeakable Injustice To Both Jo Giese As Well As Her Indomitable...
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    Apr 03, 2019
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    Apr 22, 2019
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    Apr 28, 2019
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  • Jaymi Grullon
    Jul 03, 2019
    Overall, this memoir was an easy to follow read that captures different moments with important lessons in Babe's life some which I took to heart from picking out colorful pieces of clothing to make our lives as vibrant as the fabrics we wear to straight up dancing instead of sitting. "...
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    Apr 02, 2019
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