Life. Be There at Ten 'Til.: A Collection of Homegrown Wisdom

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iUniverse, Sep 9, 2005 - Self-Help - 159 pages

Be accountable. Be responsible. Be on time. Or better yet, get there at ten 'til. You'll be all the wiser-and all the more content!

This funny, insightful, life-affirming collection uses everyday moments-from the tobacco fields of South Carolina to red-carpet premieres in Hollywood-to demonstrate the value of showing up early, holding yourself accountable, welcoming change, nourishing others, and being fully present and engaged with life.

A native South Carolinian, R. Dean Johnson delivers homegrown wisdom that's unassuming, gracious, and utterly charming. His uplifting, down-home life lessons include:

Stop hiding behind answering machines, caller ID, and front-door peepholes: be there, and welcome the intrusion. "Honesty is a good policy. Sometimes it's just not the best one." "There's nothing like a good casserole to say, 'In time, you'll heal. But in the meantime, this will make you feel somewhate better.'"

"As a fellow Husky-wearing southerner, I really relate to Dean's anecdotes. This book is filled with lessons to never forget."-Ryan Seacrest, Host of American Idol

"Life. Be There at Ten 'Til is as refreshing as a glass of cold buttermilk sipped on the screened porch."-Celia Rivenbark, Author of Bless Your Heart, Tramp and We're Just Like You, Only Prettier


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With all the charm of Robert Fulghum, screenwriter Johnson spins a few yarns, shares a few vignettes and offers a variety of commendable life lessons.Johnson was raised in rural South Carolina, a ... Read full review


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R. Dean Johnson is the screenwriter and producer of Just Pray, an award-winning short film which premiered successfully on the 2005 film festival circuit. Directed by actress Tiffani Thiessen, the short film garnered critical praise and was an official entry in the prestigious Tribeca and Seattle international film festivals. Johnson resides in Los Angeles where he and Thiessen have partnered to form Tit 4 Tat Productions.

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