What I Told My Daughter

What I Told My Daughter

What I Told My Daughter

A "diverse group of women--from Madeleine Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg and more...reflect on the best advice and counsel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child"--Book jacket.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nina Tassler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-04-11
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781476734682


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

The award-winning author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of balancing family, politics and a writing career during her pre-fame years in the 1970s and 1980s, tracing her rise from a small-time columnist and her friendships with such notables as Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks and Jesse Jackson.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Pearl Cleage
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-04-08
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781451664690


My Mother S Daughter

My Mother S Daughter

A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. Catherine is larger than life. At seventeen years old, she is determined and tenacious, and longing to experience a better life. But she is also pregnant with her second child, and just scraping by in St. Lucia by selling homemade jewellery on the beach. So when she meets a wealthy white Canadian family vacationing on the island, she knows she's found her chance. After babysitting the couple's infant son for two weeks, she asks them to bring her to Canada and employ her as a nanny. Somehow, they agree. This was the beginning of Catherine's new life: a life of great opportunity, but also profound suffering. Within a few years, she would find herself pregnant a third time--this time in a new country, Canada, with no family supporting her, and this time, with Perdita. Together, in the years to come, they would experience poverty, racism, domestic abuse and even homelessness, but Catherine's will would always pull them through. As Perdita grew and began to discover her preternatural gifts--athleticism at what would one day prove to be an Olympic level--she was edged onward by her mother's love, grit and faith. Facing literal and figurative hurdles, she learned to leap, and pick herself back up when she stumbled. Beautifully written and deeply absorbing, Gold Mettle is a daughter's memoir--a book about the power of a parent's love to transform their child's life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Perdita Felicien
Publisher :
Release : 2021-03-30
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780385689960


Letter To My Daughter

Letter To My Daughter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-09-23
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781588367518


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

In this inspiring memoir—that Jane Fonda raves “will make you braver…want to live your life better and make a difference”—the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to hone her craft as a writer. Before she become one of America’s most popular playwrights and a bestselling author with a novel endorsed by Oprah’s Book Club, Pearl Cleage was a struggling writer going through personal and professional turmoil. In Things I Should Have Told My Daughter, Cleage takes us back to the 1970s and 80s, when she was a young wife and mother trying to find her voice as a writer. Living in Atlanta, she worked alongside Maynard Jackson, the city’s first black mayor and it was here among fraught politics that she began to feel the pull of her own dreams—a pull that led her away from her husband as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment. In the tradition of literary giants such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Maya Angelou, Cleage crafts an illuminating and moving self-portrait in which her “extraordinary experiences, deep social concerns, passionate self-analysis, and personal and artistic liberation, all so openly confided, make for a highly charged, redefining read” (Booklist).

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Pearl Cleage
Publisher : Atria Books
Release : 2018-02-20
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1451664702


I Ve Been Meaning To Tell You

I Ve Been Meaning To Tell You

In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today. When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask "what happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. David is the son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, and he draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experiences of growing up a visible minority within the land of one's birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for the future.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David Chariandy
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2018-05-29
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9780771018084


Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter

"An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob wants to see his homeland again. He convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem."

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Genre : Americans
Author : Betty Mahmoody
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2004-05-07
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 9780552152167


You Are Stronger Than You Know

You Are Stronger Than You Know

A mother's extraordinary journey of hope, strength & inspiration after the tragic death of her 14-year-old daughter.A 14 year old's walk around her neighborhood ends in tragedy - leaving her family to pick up the pieces and dig their way out of the darkness. In 2014 in the backdrop of Northern California's beauty, Jenna Betti and a friend took a short walk one serene Sunday afternoon around her suburban neighborhood. Having texted her parents that she was on her way back home, the two friends took the shortcut back along the train tracks that skirted her neighborhood. In what would be a devastating decision, the two decided to take a moment to sit on the railroad ties, chat and carve into the deep mahogany stained wood. When a train quickly descended upon them, both kids instantly cleared the tracks but Jenna remembered her cell phone. The phone was left on the railroad tie. In that moment she made a decision that her family, friends and community would be forced to bear. Jenna was hit in her back and killed instantly while trying to retrieve her cell phone from the tracks. You Are Stronger Than You Know - My Daughter Told Me So is a remarkable story about a mother's spiritual journey out of the darkness, devastation and pain of grief. Something inside Jenna's mom died when her first born child died, but it wasn't the sort of death we commonly understand it to be. It was the death of how she thought life was supposed to play out. As you embark on reading this book, you will take an intimate journey into the strength and power we all share. You will learn how life has been preparing you for your personal circumstances all along and how expanding your consciousness will transform you. You'll walk away understanding that what you choose to focus on will shape your life's experience. Finally, you will see through this mother's story that happiness and growth after trauma are absolutely attainable.

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Author : Dena Derenale-Betti
Publisher :
Release : 2017-02-20
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 1542570905


Forty Things I Wish I D Told My Kids

Forty Things I Wish I D Told My Kids

In Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids, John Allcock presents the essentials of mindfulness—not as something special and exotic, but as practical, down-to-Earth principles for living. Written in clear, simple language, Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids is for anyone interested in living a fuller, happier life—including parents, young adults, and readers of Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life or H. Jackson Brown’s Life’s Little Instruction Book.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : John Allcock
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2017-12-22
Total Pages : 159 Pages
ISBN : 9781683505624


Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere. “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense." -O, the Oprah Magazine "Explosive...Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family." -Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Celeste Ng
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-06-26
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781101634615