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What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self

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If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say?< br> < br> In this moving collection, < b> < /b> 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. < br> < br> < i> Today< /i> 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, & #8220; It is time to be bold about who you really are.& #8221; 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. & #8220; Your hair matters far, far less than you think, & #8221; is the wry advice that begins the letter bestselling mystery writer Lisa Scottoline pens to her twenty-year old self. And Maya Angelou, leaving home at seventeen with a newborn baby in her arms, assures herself she< i> will< /i> succeed on her own, even if she does return home every now and then.< br> < br> 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.< br> < br> Wisdom from < i> What I Know Now< /i> < br> < br> & #8220; Don& #8217; t let anybody raise you. You& #8217; ve been raised.& #8221; & #8211; Maya Angelou< br> < br> & #8220; Try morethings. Cross more lines.& #8221; & #8211; Breena Clarke< br> < br> & #8220; Learn how to celebrate.& #8221; & #8211; Olympia Dukakis< br> < br> & #8220; You don& #8217; t have to be afraid of living alone.& #8221; & #8211; Eileen Fisher< br> < br> & #8220; Please yourself first& #8230; everything else follows.& #8221; & #8211; Macy Gray< br> < br> & #8220; Don& #8217; t be so quick to dismiss another human being.& #8221; & #8211; Barbara Boxer< br> < br> & #8220; Work should not be work.& #8221; & #8211; Mary Matalin< br> < br> & #8220; You can leave the work world& #8212; and come back on your own terms.& #8221; & #8211; Cokie Roberts< br> < br> & #8220; Laundry will wait very patiently.& #8221; & #8211; Nora Roberts< br> < br> & #8220; Your hair matters far, far less than you think& #8221; & #8211; Lisa Scottoline< br> < br> & #8220; Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.& #8221; & #8211; Kitty Kelley< br> < br> < br> < i> From the Hardcover edition.< /i>

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

ELLYN SPRAGINS encourages women to share their life’s wisdom through books, products, and WHAT I KNOW NOW™ women’s leadership seminars (www.letterstomyyoungerself.com). She wrote the “Love and Money” column in the New York Times business section for three years. She first edited five of these letters for an issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Pennington, New Jersey, with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767929325
Subtitle:
Letters to My Younger Self
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Edited by:
Ellyn Spragins
Author:
Spragins, Ellyn
Author:
Ellyn Spragins
Subject:
Self-Help : Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Self-Help : Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Self Help-Female Specific
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

Biography » Rich and Famous
Biography » Women
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General

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Product details 208 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767929325 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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