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Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 4, 2000
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But there I was, JUST about to check out of the store, when for some strange reason I felt compelled to pick up this book. As is my habit, I first read the back and then glanced at the introduction. Before I knew it, I was halfway through the intro, halfway to the check-out counter and absolutely refusing to put the book down!...I was hooked.
And due entirely to this book, I am NOW a Maria Shriver fan. "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known--Before I Went Out into the Real World" is witty, compelling, insightful, down-to-earth, completely readable, totally identifiable (for both genders) and doggone it--WISE! :) I found myself alternating between laughing out-loud, nodding in knowing agreement, shaking my head in disbelief and ultimately smiling with gratitude and admiration for the little gift of life and love this book really is.
Whether you're a Maria Shriver fan or not (at least to begin with), this short little book is worth not only picking up but reading. Based on a commencement speech she recently gave, I believe I could have (and *would* have) read it in one sitting (were it not for the incessant tugging on the arm of my own 3 little ones!)
At the end, she says she'll get back to us in a decade or so with an update. I can't wait! And next time it won't have to grab me on my way out the door--I'll be the first in line, book in hand...and halfway through the introduction I'm sure. :)
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I have given this book to every graduate, for years. Still do.Published 7 months ago by Kathleen M. Kulasza
Ithink it's a great book for young people just about to graduate from college and go out into working and social world! I enjoyed reading it as a senior citizen!Published 8 months ago by Kristen Pinto
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Very inspiring and true to life encounters I've had too that makes me fully appreciate this book!! Awesome and a great gift idea.Published 17 months ago by Leona Benally
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