This book is a beam of light, just like the author herself. So much hope and healing and a song to lift up every heart. In these pages, the wonderful Robin Roberts and her mother have a conversation that will make every mother and daughter smile. And I promise you, if there is ever an eclipse of the sun, no one will notice it if Lucimarian is around. She brings all things bright and beautiful into the room. --Diane Sawyer
, Emmy Award-winning journalist
Being the daughter of a phenomenal mother, I know Robin Roberts became who she is because she is the daughter of Lucimarian Roberts. This book must be read by every woman who wants to raise a daughter who dares to face life fully with enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit. --Dr. Maya Angelou
, poet and best-selling author
I have always believed in the power of music, and when you put that together with a good story, I am hooked! Thank you to Lucimarian Roberts for sharing her life s journey with us. And, oh, what a story-- growing up with an alcoholic father, dealing with racial prejudice, raising four children, and married for fifty-seven years to a Tuskegee Airman! This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life. --Gayle King
, editor-at-large, The Oprah Magazine
About the Author
The late Mrs. Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where she earned a scholarship from the publishers of the Akron Beacon Journal and became the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated from Howard University in 1946 and married Lawrence Roberts, a U.S. Air Force officer with whom she raised four children. In addition to other accomplishments, Mrs. Roberts was the 2011 recipient of the Medgar W. Evers Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gulfport, MS branch of the NAACP.
Robin Roberts, who has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years, is coanchor of Good Morning America (GMA). Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Morning Program. Roberts graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and was a standout basketball player. Her first book, From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By, released in 2007. An updated version with an added chapter on her battle with breast cancer was released in 2008.
Missy Buchanan became passionate about the needs and feelings of older adults while serving as a daily caregiver for her parents. She is a nationally recognized expert on aging and is the author of multiple books, including Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body. Buchanan has appeared on Good Morning America, as well as numerous Christian television and radio shows. She hosts Aging and Faith with Missy Buchanan on BlogTalk Radio and writes regularly for the Dallas Morning News and numerous religious publications.