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勇於追夢 活出精彩人生! The Life List: It’s Never Too Late to Live

你的人生清單,第一條會是什麼?
MAR. 08, 2021
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勇於追夢 活出精彩人生! The Life List: It’s Never Too Late to Live
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The Life List is the debut novel by American writer Lori Nelson Spielman. Spielman wasn’t always an author, though. Her first careers were as a speech therapist and after that, a teacher. In fact, she didn’t write her first novel until she was 48 years old. Still, it was worth the wait for The Life List.

《生命清單》為美國作家羅莉.奈爾森.史皮曼所寫的第一本小說。但史皮曼並非一直都是個作家。她一開始的職業為語言治療師,之後又成為一名教師。事實上,她一直到了四十八歲才提筆寫出這本處女作。然而,《生命清單》依然值得這樣漫長的等待。

debut [ deˈbju ] n. 首次亮相;首次登臺
a speech therapist  語言治療師
therapist [ ˈθɛrəpɪst ] n. 治療師

勇於追夢 活出精彩人生! The Life List: It’s Never Too Late to Live

The book tells the story of a woman named Brett. After losing her mother to cancer, Brett hopes to inherit the company her mother established. However, her mother’s will requires that Brett first complete everything on a life list she created when she was 14. Items on the list include things like falling in love, having babies, and visiting Paris.

這本書述說了布芮特這位女子的故事。在她母親罹癌逝世後,布芮特希望繼承由母親所成立的公司。不過她母親的遺囑卻要求布芮特必須先完成她十四歲所寫的一份生命清單、上頭列出的每一件事。清單上的事項包括墜入愛河、生育小孩以及造訪巴黎等等。

inherit [ ɪnˈhɛrɪt ] vt. 繼承
establish [ əˈstæblɪʃ ] vt. 創立,建立
will [ wɪl ] n. 遺囑

The story was inspired by real-life events from the author’s past. She also kept a life list as a young girl, so she turned that into a story. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer during the release of the book. But luckily for Spielman and her readers, she did not end up like Brett’s mother. She survived to write two more books and signed a movie deal for The Life List.

這個故事的靈感來自作者過去的親身經歷。她還是小女孩時也曾寫過生命清單,於是她就把這樣的經歷化作筆下的故事。然而不幸的是,她在出書之際被診斷出罹癌。還好史皮曼和其讀者們都很幸運,史皮曼最後並沒有落得像布芮特母親般的下場。她活了下來,又繼續多寫了兩本書,還簽下《生命清單》的電影合約。

be diagnosed with + 疾病  被診斷有某疾病
diagnose [ ˈdaɪəgˌnoz ] vt. 診斷

 

每個人都該擁有一份屬於自己的生命清單!

  《生命清單》是本溫馨感人的小說,以類似「臨終遺囑」為故事核心,講述了站在人生岔路口的女主角布芮特如何戰勝悲傷和死亡,並透過完成生命清單一項又一項任務的過程中,被迫重新好好審視自己的人生,逐步重拾曾經被她遺忘且誠摯的友情、親情、甚至愛情,最終找回了自我和勇氣。作者主要想透過這本小說激勵每位讀者,在讀完這本小說後,都能像女主角那樣走出舒適圈,不斷挑戰、突破自我。各位不妨列個屬於自己的生命清單,從今天起做些改變吧!
 

 

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