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Essays from the Heart: A Mother's Gift to Her Daughter Paperback – June 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Bookpartners; First Edition edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581510616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581510614
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,662,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Judith Kan has written a moving account of her life and hard-won wisdom. Kan's book inspires us all! -- Susan Glasser, Asst. Professor of History, Lewis and Clark College

Judith Kan takes us on a heartfelt journey as she reviews the lessons life has taught her. -- Darlene Flack, Literary Tutor, Tacoma Area Literary Council

From the Author

Many have asked me why I wrote ESSAYS FROM THE HEART. I wrote this book primarily as a gift for my daughter's passage into adulthood, but there are other reasons as well. One of which is that I believe the older generation has a responsiblity to the younger generation, to pass on what they have learned. Living teaches. As a mother, a mature woman, a bi-cultural individual and a human being, I have much to share.

To reach the author: judithkan@hotmail.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G.C. Windeler on June 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
Judith Kan's debut work resonates with wisdom and experience, delivered from the hip as well as from the heart. I recommend this book for anyone who has children, as well as for anyone needing a primer on how to make the most of the joys, wonders and challenges that are Life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jesus Garcia on May 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a hispanic man I enjoy books that celebrate cultural diversity and lifelong learning. Although the author Judith Kan is an Asian woman, I feel as if I can relate to the hard won advice she gives her daughter in Essays From the Heart. My wife died two years ago and won't be able to see our daughter graduate this year. It breaks my heart not only because I miss my wife, but because my wife and daughter were so very close. I gave Essays From The Heart to my daughter as an early graduationm gift. She says that when she read it she was flooded with memories of time spent with her mother. She felt as though her mother was there, ever so gently helping her make important decisions for her future. At a time when a daughter needs a mother most, Judith Kan has given us a gift that will last a lifetime. Thank you so very much.
Jesus Garcia
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Beatty on October 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
Life is hard and full of opportunities to make mistakes. It is my opinion that any help from outside sources should be welcomed with open arms and a discerning mind. One of the joys of being an adult is that we have permission to make decisions based on our experiences and knowledge.
Judith Kan has drawn the roadmap for a successful transition from childhood to adult life. Based on her own life experiences, and the experiences of her colleagues and friends, Essays From the Heart offers an incredible link that offers no option other than success. Kan herself admits that there is no one right answer to the problems we face in life, and she also admits her own human mistakes. There is no way to totally avoid the pitfalls in the road of life, however after gleaning knowledge and understanding from those around you, an adult should have the ability to dust themselves off and start down the road again.
Judith Kan's book is beautifully written and her fresh literary voice offers pearls of widsom that are timeless and appreciated by audiences worldwide. Whether you are looking for an inspirational gift for a young person or an adult needing to refocus their life, this book will help in their search for answers.
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By nicholas on May 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
Life is hard and full of opportunities to make mistakes. It is my opinion that any help from outside sources should be welcomed with open arms and a discerning mind. One of the joys of being an adult is that we have permission to make decisions based on our experiences and knowledge.
Judith Kan has drawn the roadmap for a successful transition from childhood to adult life. Based on her own life experiences, and the experiences of her colleagues and friends, Essays From the Heart offers an incredible link that offers no option other than success. Kan herself admits that there is no one right answer to the problems we face in life, and she also admits her own human mistakes. There is no way to totally avoid the pitfalls in the road of life, however after gleaning knowledge and understanding from those around you, an adult should have the ability to dust themselves off and start down the road again.
Judith Kan's book is beautifully written and her fresh literary voice offers pearls of widsom that are timeless and appreciated by audiences worldwide. Whether you are looking for an inspirational gift for a young person or an adult needing to refocus their life, this book will help in their search for answers.
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By Mary Ellen Barichello on June 14, 2000
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Judith has given the most precious gift a mother could give a daughter - her candid and honest tales of successes, failures and advice. All mothers should read this book.
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