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Napkin Notes

Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will Follow

By W. Garth Callaghan
Narrated by W. Garth Callaghan & Emma Callaghan / 4 hours 14 minutes

Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can be certain of one simple thing: No matter his fate, his daughter, Emma, will find a handwritten note inside her lunchbox each day until she graduates from high school.

Cancer has given Garth Callaghan a new purpose: to inspire parents to connect more with their children even in small ways, as he has done before and since his diagnosis by tucking a napkin note into his daughter’s lunch every day.

Every morning as he packs Emma’s lunch, Garth adds a little surprise: a “napkin note”—a short, tender message to convey his love, encouragement, and pride. Garth began writing his napkin notes when Emma was in grade school, and as she grew up, his notes became more meaningful.

Shortly after Emma turned twelve, Garth learned he had kidney cancer. Determined to make the time he has left meaningful, he has compiled years’ worth of notes to get his daughter through her high school graduation. Now, in this moving book, a blend of inspiration and memoir, he makes his remarkable legacy available to all of us, to deepen our relationships with our own children and those we love.

Garth introduces each chapter with a napkin note and then shares a story connected to it and to his life. In the vein of The Last Lecture, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Until I Say Good-bye, Napkin Notes is an inspiring tale of family, love, and wisdom. Beautifully written, tender, and wise, it is sure to warm the hearts and touch the souls of listeners everywhere.

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Author
Narrator W. Garth Callaghan & Emma Callaghan
ISBN 9780062658524
Length 4 hours 14 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperAudio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, Religion, Parenting & Relationships & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #18,074 Overall
Genre rank #361 in Parenting & Relationships