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e-Book What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves download

e-Book What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves download

by Ellyn Spragins

ISBN: 0738213535
ISBN13: 978-0738213538
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; (2nd) edition (April 27, 2010)
Pages: 208
Category: Specific Groups
Subategory: Memoris

ePub size: 1580 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Remarkable women write letters to their younger selves. This is her third book in the series of "What I know now," and one which arrives when a generation of girls graduates

Remarkable women write letters to their younger selves. Ellyn Spragins, a former New York Times writer, established the What I Know Now™ series and seminars. She lives in Pennington, New Jersey, with her family. This is her third book in the series of "What I know now," and one which arrives when a generation of girls graduates. Also, as a number of women in mid-career now face layoffs due to the slumping economy. Here are a few examples of inner resolve and strength in the face of serious obstacles: 1. Suzanne Somers of "Three's Company" tv fame reveals a very troubled childhood, including an alcoholic father, and being a single mother at age 18.

Ellyn Spragins' book consists of a brief bios of successful women and a letter that each writes to her younger self . What I Know About Success is a collection of bios and letters from some of the world's most famous women.

Ellyn Spragins' book consists of a brief bios of successful women and a letter that each writes to her younger self at a difficult time. From basketball coaches to fashion designers, makeup artists, and news anchors, this book can help you learn from some of the experiences that they had in their lives. There were some interesting stories and I learned things about these women that I did not know before.

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 g. Ellyn Spragins, a former New York Times writer, established the What I Know Now? series and seminars.

In the same manner of the New York Times bestseller What I Know Now comes a collection of letters to inspire and ignite the ambitions of women everywhere. Remarkable women write letters to their younger selves, telling the stories of familiar obstacles faced by ordinary women, who were able to accomplish something extraordinary. What I Know Now About Success includes letters from fashion designer Kate Spade, makeup artist Trish McEvoy, Food Network star Paula Deen, ESPN host Hannah Storm, and others.

The 41 women featured in the book have all achieved extraordinary success in their chosen fields. The letters are written to the women they once were at the time when they are at their most vulnerable and going through a really bad time in their personal and business lives.

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.

What I Know About Success is a collection of bios and letters from some of the world's most famous women.

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.

Remarkable women write letters to their younger selves, telling the stories of familiar obstacles faced by ordinary women, who were able to accomplish something . I love these What I Know Now gems from Ellyn Spragins

Remarkable women write letters to their younger selves, telling the stories of familiar obstacles faced by ordinary women, who were able to accomplish something extraordinary. I love these What I Know Now gems from Ellyn Spragins. Every once in a while I turn to them for a little reminding and refreshment: Ellyn's vivid snapshots and the no-nonsense, honest and sometimes humorous advice style. I've picked up some good tips and internalized them.

What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves (Letters to My Younger Self) Ellyn Spragins: Books. I like this one more than the first one because it focuses on career advices and wisdoms from successful women

What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves (Letters to My Younger Self) Ellyn Spragins: Books. I like this one more than the first one because it focuses on career advices and wisdoms from successful women. Listen to your instinct and be yourself! What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves (Letters to My Younger Self) (9780738214719): Ellyn Spragins: Books. If you weren't afraid, would you do it?"

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.

Comments:
SkroN
Thinking in the past tense at times is never a good idea however with this book and the suggestions all the contributors make have less to do with regret and all about taking what you might have done and turning it into I will do.

The short, descriptive advice or story is a great idea for exploring what happened and how that could play out in today. There is some dated information but overall it is a great read.

Adaly
I love these What I Know Now gems from Ellyn Spragins. Every once in a while I turn to them for a little reminding and refreshment: Ellyn's vivid snapshots and the no-nonsense, honest and sometimes humorous advice style. I've picked up some good tips and internalized them. I always remember Olympia Dukakis remembering herself at the kitchen table feeling forlorn. Her letter to her younger self made a strong impression on me. I read mostly non-fiction and a lot about women so the series is right up my alley.

Lucam
This book was ok. It was written well. And some stories were very uplifting, and motivational. But the rest were a little boring. I never finished the book, its not one I had trouble putting down...Great idea,I think it would have been better with some more interesting stories.

Skunk Black
Excellent, I think every woman should definitely read this. I know they would/will enjoy it. This forum insists I use 5 more words.

Aurizar
I gave this as a gift so I really can not say if this is something that I can recommend.
I believe the women I gave it to liked it but did not hear a comment on it.

Yainai
I only wish I had been able to read this book back in the seventies, when I was struggling with my self-esteem. I needed permission to put myself before husband and family at that time. I needed role-models, which this book has given. Excellent little read.

Manarius
I was expecting a whole lot more. It's not a page turner and I thought by the description that it would be.

Ellyn Spragins has truly found a niche in asking some well-known, powerful women to write a letter to themselves back at a key point, a fork in the road, or a time of major challenges.

I'll bet most of us have thought now and then ---"Oh if I could only go back in time and share some wisdom/support to my younger self." Until full time travel becomes real, that remains a dream. But we can learn from these letters as we plow our way forward.

This is her third book in the series of "What I know now," and one which arrives when a generation of girls graduates. Also, as a number of women in mid-career now face layoffs due to the slumping economy.

Here are a few examples of inner resolve and strength in the face of serious obstacles:
1. Suzanne Somers of "Three's Company" tv fame reveals a very troubled childhood, including an alcoholic father, and being a single mother at age 18. She climbs up, works hard and then the tv fame --until she just mentions the idea of a possible raise in salary.
She writes: "True Success means accepting yourself as you are."

2. For sports junkies: Hannah Storm of ESPN fame writes back to herself "Stop worrying. It's useless." She talks about making progress in a highly-male sports industry.
Also leaning on God and her faith as well.

3. And again in sports, Rutgers women's basketball coach Vivian Stringer who handled a a racial slur against the team by radio talk show host Don Imus. Time for a real strength of character. She writes herself to integrate her work with her family. Reportedly, on road trips she would sometimes ride in the car with her family, right behind the bus carrying the team.

Other women who participated include Barbara Walters, Soledad O'Brien, Christine Todd Whitman, and Suze Orman.

I'm still waiting for Spragins to do such a book on men writing themselves at an early age.
But actually there are lessons and realistic inspirations in the book which can apply to almost everyone.

Enjoy and keep those letters coming.
Earl

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