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Tracey Jackson

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The first review of the paperback edition of Between a Rock and a Hot Place is in! Read it here: http://www.seasidebooknook.com/2012/0...

Tracey Jackson is a screenwriter and author who has written over fifteen feature films and fourteen television pilots--including The Other End of the Line, The Guru and Confessions of a Shopaholic--and her first book, Between a Rock and a Hot Place.

Her recent documentary, Lucky Ducks, nominated for Best Documentary at the MIAAC Film Festival in 2009, explores issues of parenting and adolescence, following Tracey and her teenage daughter from Park Avenue to Mumbai as they attempt to unravel the complex relationship boomer parents have with their over-indulged teens. Since the film's release, Jackson has bee
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It is that time of year – commencement addresses abound. Thousands of enthusiastic, nervous, young people are being let out of their cages of education and loose into the world.


They are often over educated in in one way, yet totally underexposed in another.


Glenn and I went up to Bennington last weekend – not do give commencement addresses, but to talk to the students about careers and how to su...

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
“Who are you?"
"No one of consequence."
"I must know."
"Get used to disappointment.”
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Self serving for the most part. Some pathos when she talked about her childhood, but a lot of how fabulous I am going on.
I love to shop but even for me a little shopping goes a long way.
The missing voices were from her kids. I would love to hear thei
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“...if we run toward our fears, they lose their power and ultimately disappear"

"I think this is one of the giant lessons in adapting to age without losing your mind: we must let go of what was and begin accepting what is"

"'fate loves the fearless.' There is no better time to be fearless than in your fifties; if you really put your mind and your energy into it, you can make amazing things happen.”
Tracey Jackson, Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty Is Not the New Thirty

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”
Virginia Woolf

“Since [narcissists] deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world's fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil, on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others.”
M. Scott Peck

“We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.”
John Irving, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”
Pico Iyer

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture




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