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My Father’s List: How Living My Dad’s Dreams Set Me Free


by Laura Carney

Thirteen years after her free-spirited father, Mick, tragically died, journalist Laura Carney discovered a bucket list he had created the year that she was born. Handwritten and entitled “Things I would like to do in my lifetime,” Mick’s list included 60 things he hoped to accomplish—but he checked off only a few before he unexpectedly died. The list was written by a man dreaming about living his life, not preparing for his death so Carney made the decision to finish it for him. She spent the next six years completing the 54 adventures that Mick had barely had a chance to start. Her inspirational quest takes her inadvertently on a journey of self-discovery and helps her feel close to her father again along the way.

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