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    DescriptionIf 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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    Title
    What I Know Now
    Subtitle
    Letters to My Younger Self
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ellyn Spragins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 194
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767917902
    ISBN 10: 0767917901
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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    DC22: 305.4092/2
    LC classification: HQ1206 .W58 2008
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    08 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    ELLYN SPRAGINS encourages women to share their life's wisdom through books, products, and WHAT I KNOW NOW(TM) 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.
    Review quote
    "What these letters offer . . . is hope--hope that those who read them will understand that there is a future where the road not taken is no longer regretted, and, in the end, the choices we make, make us who we are." --"Boston Globe "