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Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Small Book about the Big Issues in Lifeby Alexandra Stoddard
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From a beloved lifestyle philosopher and mother, a small book of wisdom about the big questions of life, from "Be careful what you give up" to "When you've made your point, sit down".
"My mother gave me milk; I have tried to give my daughters milk and honey. Milk is our basic need; honey is the fun, the happiness, the joy."
Thus Alexandra Stoddard introduces her new book of simple, profound truths for joyful living. Like her strong–selling Choosing Happiness, this small book illuminates a big idea. Stoddard, a mother, grandmother, and author of more than 25 books on personal fulfilment, shares a series of succinctly–stated principles worth living by. Each statement is fleshed out in a few brief, useful paragraphs. By turns wise ("Pain is inevitable; suffering is a choice"), controversial ("Don't feel guilty about your feelings toward your parents, stepparents, or in–laws"), affirming ("You don't have to prove anything to anyone"), and humorous ("When you discover something you love, stock up"), these short pieces cut to the essence of what's important and are oases of clarity amid life's chaos. Perfect for new graduates, new mothers, and as a treasured gift from woman to woman.
This small book illuminates a big idea, sharing simple, profound truths for joyful living. Alexandra Stoddard, a mother, grandmother, and noted lifestyle philosopher, helps readers cut to the heart of what's important in these brief, wise essays on essential principles worth living by. By turns profound ("Give anonymously"), controversial ("Unplug technology with no apologies"), affirming ("Tell yourself you have done nothing wrong"), and humorous ("Learn to style your own hair"), her succinct expressions offer new ways to nurture ourselves as we celebrate life's joys and grow through its challenges. Touching on the many textures of existence, accessible and timely, these are insights from a woman who has truly lived and learned — and found happiness along the way.
Like her strong-selling "Choosing Happiness," Stoddard's newest book illuminates simple, profound truths for joyful living.
About the Author
Alexandra Stoddard is the author of more than twenty-five books and is a sought-after speaker on the art of living well. Through her lectures, articles, media appearances, and books such as Choosing Happiness, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, You Are Your Choices, and many more, she has inspired people around the world to pursue more fulfilling lives. She and her husband, Peter Megargee Brown, live in Stonington Village, Connecticut.
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