A cancer survivor and popular columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Regina Brett
has written a book that contains information on how to deal with the events in our
lives—from the trivial to the tragic. In her book, God Never Blinks, she expands
and expounds on how to deal with what may seem a one-of-a-kind situation.
She has collected fifty situations and one or more of them will fit most (if not all) the
problems faced in life. The author does not solve the problem—she leads the reader in
the direction of either solving the problem themselves or living with the problem.
One of the fifty: "You don't have to, you get to" brought back memories to this reader from
his high school days. Miss Ruby Akers taught home economics and when it was time to sew, the
girls would say, "Do we have to sew today?" Miss Ruby would simply say, "You don't have to,
you get to."
Another one I like is this: "no matter what, get up, clean up and show up." So simple yet
full of sense.
This reviewer listened to the audio version of this book and while it was most enjoyable,
I would still like the print version to catalog each of the fifty situations for future
This is a very entertaining and helpful book. If you get it, keep it on your shelf for the
next situation that takes you on a detour from your life.