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What I Know Now

Author : Ellyn Spragins
ISBN : 9780767929325
Genre : Self-Help
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If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Today show correspondent Ann Curry writes to herself as a rookie reporter in her first job, telling herself not to change so much to fit in, urging her young self, “It is time to be bold about who you really are.” Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack reflects on the stressed-out year spent recording her first album and encourages her younger self to enjoy the moment, not just the end result. And Maya Angelou, leaving home at seventeen with a newborn baby in her arms, assures herself she will succeed on her own, even if she does return home every now and then. These remarkable women are joined by Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Cokie Roberts, Naomi Wolf, Eileen Fisher, Jane Kaczmarek, Olympia Dukakis, Macy Gray, and many others. Their letters contain rare glimpses into the personal lives of extraordinary women and powerful wisdom that readers will treasure. Wisdom from What I Know Now “Don’t let anybody raise you. You’ve been raised.” —Maya Angelou “Try more things. Cross more lines.” —Breena Clarke “Learn how to celebrate.” —Olympia Dukakis “You don’t have to be afraid of living alone.” —Eileen Fisher “Please yourself first . . . everything else follows.” —Macy Gray “Don’t be so quick to dismiss another human being.” —Barbara Boxer “Work should not be work.” —Mary Matalin “You can leave the work world—and come back on your own terms.” —Cokie Roberts “Laundry will wait very patiently.” —Nora Roberts “Your hair matters far, far less than you think” —Lisa Scottoline “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” —Kitty Kelley
Category: Self-Help

What I Know Now

Author : Ellyn Spragins
ISBN : 9780767917902
Genre : Self-Help
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A compilation of letters written by forty famous women presents a collection of wisdom, advice, and insights that they wish they had possessed when they were younger but instead had to learn the hard way, with contributions by Madeleine Albright, Maya Angelou, Rebecca Lobo, Cokie Roberts, Queen Noor of Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, and others. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Self-Help

What I Know Now

Author : Ellyn Spragins
ISBN : 9780767917896
Genre : Social Science
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A compilation of letters written by forty famous women presents a collection of wisdom, advice, and insights that they wish they had possessed when they were younger but instead had to learn the hard way, with contributions by Madeleine Albright, Maya Angelou, Rebecca Lobo, Cokie Roberts, Queen Noor of Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, and others. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

What I Know Now About Success

Author : Ellyn Spragins
ISBN : 9780786746019
Genre : Literary Collections
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Erma Bombeck once said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I'd hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'” How each woman defines success might be a personal matter, but there are certain gems of wisdom we can all share. Editor Ellyn Spragins invited women from all walks of life to write letters to their younger selves, filled with the knowledge they wish they'd had before beginning their own journeys. Including tales from trailblazers like legendary news journalist Barbara Walters, finance expert Suze Orman, pro golfer Annika Sorenstam, fashion designer Kate Spade, newscaster Soledad O'Brien, and fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, these letters highlight what helped each woman get ahead, what got in her way, and what really mattered. Whether they address launching a company, running for office, starting a family, or succeeding in less conventional ways, these voices will both move and inspire any woman who counts herself a success-in-the-making.
Category: Literary Collections

Letters To My Younger Self

Author : Jayne Thompson
ISBN : 0991328108
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this anthology incarcerated me in the Prison Literacy Project at S.C.I. Graterford contribute pieces about regretful decisions made or painful experiences in their youth, fearlessly exposing their vulnerability. The men chose many methods for sharing their messages; some wrote letters to their young selves or family members, telling of their struggles growing up in difficult circumstances. They reached out from behind the prison walls to caution young offenders while they still have time to change their lives, but they speak to us all. They remind us all about choices, consequences, and caring for others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Letter To My Younger Self

Author : Robert Bouvier Murray
ISBN : 9781546205654
Genre : Self-Help
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This book is a collection of letters from ex-student athletes giving advice to their younger selves about making their transition from high school to college and beyond. It is through these letters, as they communicate with their younger selves, that present student athletes will be able to relate to their stories and gain insight and understanding of what it takes to succeed in this phase of life as a student athlete. Many of us are away from home for the first time, and we are still being shaped and learning who we are as individuals. This book is to bring about awareness and to inspire student athletes and students to strive to be and do their best. Imagine how much frustration could be avoided if we were to learn from each others life lessons. Who better to speak to your younger self than you?
Category: Self-Help

The Phoenix Letters

Author : Soshinie Amrita Singh
ISBN : 1540809102
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The Phoenix Letters is a compilation of fifty letters written to the younger self. The phoenix is an embodiment of fierce change and growth. It has the capability of experiencing rebirth, and at every stage we are very much like the phoenix with its grace. We burn away a little of what was previously there and replace it with something new as we embrace growth in our veins. The Phoenix Letters is written with a very different way of viewing aspects of the younger life through an older mind and tends to make connections with the universal and earthly worlds. Anyone can read this: teenagers feel free to engage and relate; parents be open to learning new insight, maybe it may come in use for you. Comes with a signed quote from the author.

The Letter Q

Author : Sarah Moon
ISBN : 9780545502207
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors. If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say? That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing? In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

20 Something 20 Everything

Author : Christine Hassler
ISBN : 1577313461
Genre : Self-Help
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The midtwenties through the midthirties can be a time of difficult transition: the security blankets of college and parents are gone, and it’s suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, and adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the "twenties triangle", she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is questioning their choices, unsure if what they’ve been striving for is what they really want. They’re eager to set a new course for their lives, even if that means giving up what they have. Hassler herself left a fast-moving career that wasn’t right for her and instead took the risk of starting her own business. Now, based on her own experience and interviews with hundreds of women, she shares heartfelt stories on issues from career to parents to boyfriends to babies. Yet she also provides practical exercises to enable today’s woman to chart a new direction for her life.
Category: Self-Help

Love And Trouble

Author : Claire Dederer
ISBN : 9781101946510
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography