What I Know Now

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767929322
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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

What I Know Now

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767917901
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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.

What I Know Now

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 0767917898
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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. 40,000 first printing.

A Letter To My Younger Self

Author: Robert Bouvier Murray
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546205659
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This book is a collection of letters from ex-student athletes giving advice to their younger selves about making their transition from high school to college and beyond. It is through these letters, as they communicate with their younger selves, that present student athletes will be able to relate to their stories and gain insight and understanding of what it takes to succeed in this phase of life as a student athlete. Many of us are away from home for the first time, and we are still being shaped and learning who we are as individuals. This book is to bring about awareness and to inspire student athletes and students to strive to be and do their best. Imagine how much frustration could be avoided if we were to learn from each others life lessons. Who better to speak to your younger self than you?

The Phoenix Letters

Author: Soshinie Amrita Singh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540809100
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The Phoenix Letters is a compilation of fifty letters written to the younger self. The phoenix is an embodiment of fierce change and growth. It has the capability of experiencing rebirth, and at every stage we are very much like the phoenix with its grace. We burn away a little of what was previously there and replace it with something new as we embrace growth in our veins. The Phoenix Letters is written with a very different way of viewing aspects of the younger life through an older mind and tends to make connections with the universal and earthly worlds. Anyone can read this: teenagers feel free to engage and relate; parents be open to learning new insight, maybe it may come in use for you. Comes with a signed quote from the author.

If I D Known Then

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458778797
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Spragins's ingenious book is the rare self-help volume that young women would elect to read and decidedly enjoy. The author profiles 35 highly accomplished women and asks them to write a letter of counsel or encouragement addressed to their younger selves. The result is a collection of life directives that are highly personal and disarmingly honest. The contributorswho include actress Jessica Alba, activist Zainab Salbi and comic book artist Ariel Schragare stars in their own right, but their letters reveal that even winners have problemsthe same fears, concerns and shortcomings as anyone else. And in many cases they are still strugglingwhich raises the question: how wise can women in their 20s and 30s (no matter how accomplished) be? Very, it turns out. These artists, athletes and entrepreneurs compassionately address bad relationships, bullies, eating disorders and crises of faith without ever sounding jaded or condescending. This book offers sound advice and is highly recommended for women just starting out.

Note To Self

Author: Gayle King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982102101
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Gayle King shares her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were. What do Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Ruth, Kesha, and Kermit the Frog wish they could tell their younger selves? What about a gay NFL player or the most successful female racecar driver? In Note to Self, CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast’s popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou—as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow—Note to Self is a lovely reflection on the joys and challenges of growing up and a perfect gift for any occasion.

Letters To My Younger Self

Author: Jayne Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991328109
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In this anthology incarcerated me in the Prison Literacy Project at S.C.I. Graterford contribute pieces about regretful decisions made or painful experiences in their youth, fearlessly exposing their vulnerability. The men chose many methods for sharing their messages; some wrote letters to their young selves or family members, telling of their struggles growing up in difficult circumstances. They reached out from behind the prison walls to caution young offenders while they still have time to change their lives, but they speak to us all. They remind us all about choices, consequences, and caring for others.

What I Know Now About Success

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0786746017
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Erma Bombeck once said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I'd hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'” How each woman defines success might be a personal matter, but there are certain gems of wisdom we can all share. Editor Ellyn Spragins invited women from all walks of life to write letters to their younger selves, filled with the knowledge they wish they'd had before beginning their own journeys. Including tales from trailblazers like legendary news journalist Barbara Walters, finance expert Suze Orman, pro golfer Annika Sorenstam, fashion designer Kate Spade, newscaster Soledad O'Brien, and fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, these letters highlight what helped each woman get ahead, what got in her way, and what really mattered. Whether they address launching a company, running for office, starting a family, or succeeding in less conventional ways, these voices will both move and inspire any woman who counts herself a success-in-the-making.

Dear Me

Author: Joseph Galliano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451649680
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These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance. In Dear Me, 75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.