Based on a beloved teacheras most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life? David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. His passion inspired his students, and between lessons on Shakespeare and sentence structure, he forged a unique bond with his kids, buoying them through personal struggles while sharing valuable life lessons. When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole Davidas vision, memory, mobility, andamost tragically of allahis ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his studentsa lives each day. But teaching is something Menasche just couldnat quit. Undaunted by the difficult road ahead of him, he decided to end his treatments and make life his classroom. Cancer had robbed him of his past and would most certainly take his future; he wouldnat allow it to steal his present. He turned to Facebook with an audacious plan: a journey across Americaa by bus, by train, by red-tipped caneain hopes of seeing firsthand how his kids were faring in life. Had he made a difference? Within forty-eight hours of posting, former students in more than fifty cities replied with offers of support and shelter. Traveling more than eight thousand miles from Miami to New York, to Americaas heartland and San Franciscoas Golden Gate, and visiting hundreds of his students, Davidas fearless journey explores the things we all want and need out of lifeafamily, security, independence, love, adventureaand forces us to stop to consider our own Priority List.Based on a beloved teacheras most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?
|Title||:||The Priority List|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-01-14|