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Perfectly Imperfect - A Life in Progress

Lee Woodruff

"You can tell a woman's whole life story from the possessions in her jewelry box. Like reading a palm, you can trace the points where her life has intersected with memorable events, people, places, and loves. You can speculate on the essence of her personality, all from what she has accumulated in that box."-from Perfectly Imperfect In her acclaimed first book, In an Instant, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, wrote eloquently and honestly about the struggles they faced together as Bob recovered from a traumatic brain injury sustained in Iraq. Now, with the same candor and clarity, Lee Woodruff chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff's deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. On raising teenagers: "Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground." On her changing body: "Over the last ten years my own knees had begun to form those dreaded smiley faces, sagging underneath." How she copes with tragedy: "Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace." Even her sense of style: "I've always been more Leave It to Beaver than Sex in the City." In a voice that is fresh, irreverently funny, and irresistible, Lee Woodruff traces the quiet moments and memorable events that have shaped her life in progress. Perfectly Imperfect is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life's flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor. From the Hardcover edition.

"You can tell a woman's whole life story from the possessions in her jewelry box. Like reading a palm, you can trace the points where her life has intersected with memorable events, people, places, and loves. You can speculate on the essence of her personality, all from what she has accumulated in that box."-from Perfectly Imperfect In her acclaimed first book, In an Instant, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, wrote eloquently and honestly about the struggles they faced together as Bob recovered from a traumatic brain injury sustained in Iraq. Now, with the same candor and clarity, Lee Woodruff chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff's deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. On raising teenagers: "Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground." On her changing body: "Over the last ten years my own knees had begun to form those dreaded smiley faces, sagging underneath." How she copes with tragedy: "Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace." Even her sense of style: "I've always been more Leave It to Beaver than Sex in the City." In a voice that is fresh, irreverently funny, and irresistible, Lee Woodruff traces the quiet moments and memorable events that have shaped her life in progress. Perfectly Imperfect is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life's flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor. From the Hardcover edition.
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"You can tell a woman's whole life story from the possessions in her jewelry box. Like reading a palm, you can trace the points where her life has intersected with memorable events, people, places, and loves. You can speculate on the essence of her personality, all from what she has accumulated in that box."-from Perfectly Imperfect In her acclaimed first book, In an Instant, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, wrote eloquently and honestly about the struggles they faced together as Bob recovered from a traumatic brain injury sustained in Iraq. Now, with the same candor and clarity, Lee Woodruff chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff's deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. On raising teenagers: "Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground." On her changing body: "Over the last ten years my own knees had begun to form those dreaded smiley faces, sagging underneath." How she copes with tragedy: "Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace." Even her sense of style: "I've always been more Leave It to Beaver than Sex in the City." In a voice that is fresh, irreverently funny, and irresistible, Lee Woodruff traces the quiet moments and memorable events that have shaped her life in progress. Perfectly Imperfect is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life's flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

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03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:20


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53