Letter to My Daughter

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

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588367517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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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

Letters to My Daughter

My wishes for you are... I am proud of you because... This keepsake book of twelve prompted letters offers parents a unique way to send love, support, and advice to a daughter of any age.

Author: Lea Redmond

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452153827

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 12

View: 265

This keepsake book of twelve prompted letters offers parents a unique way to send love, support, and advice to a daughter of any age. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, these letters will become a personalized gift that she'll treasure for years to come.

Letter to My Daughter

BONUS: This edition contains a Letter to My Daughter discussion guide.

Author: George Bishop

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345519752

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 843

BONUS: This edition contains a Letter to My Daughter discussion guide. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, her bittersweet relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents’ disapproval, and a personal tragedy that she can never forget. An absorbing and affirming debut, Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

Letter to My Daughter

Inspiring insights to be a better person

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789814893657

Category:

Page: 224

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They say little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. That innocent baby in the cot will one day become a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law. A girl's first--and sometimes final--teacher is her mother. From the first steps to the first kiss, marriage to motherhood, mothers are the coach and counselor in every girl's life. In this collection curated by veteran editor and writer Theresa Tan, mothers write letters to their daughters who may one day become mothers themselves. At times hilarious, most brutally honest, these are no-holds-barred, one-sided conversations between moms and their girls: values to impart, mistakes to learn from, wisdom to pass on, confessions to make, gratitude to express. These letters will make you laugh, weep, and hug your child. Includes notes on lipstick and taking care of your body; how to survive marriage (and divorce); stupid things never to do; making hard decisions; living life with passion; raising children and caring for aging parents; carrying on family traditions; focusing on what truly matters in life. Contributors include: Adlena Oh-Wong, Amy Poon, Ng Choong San, Cynthia Chew, Dawn Lee, Dawn Sim, Janet Goh, Jennifer Heng, Jenny Wee, Kalthum Ahmad, Karen Tan, Landy Chua-Moosa, Loretta Urquhart, Paige Parker, Petrina Kow, Sangeeta Mulchand, Shaan Moledina-Lim, Chiong Xiao Ting, Lin Xiuzhen, Yen Chua and Zalina Gazali

Zenzele

A mother in Zimbabwe writes a long letter to her daughter, who is on the way to America to study at Harvard, tracing the family's role in Zimbabwe's struggle for independence and what it means to be an African woman. Reprint.

Author: J. Nozipo Maraire

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385318228

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 950

A mother in Zimbabwe writes a long letter to her daughter, who is on the way to America to study at Harvard, tracing the family's role in Zimbabwe's struggle for independence and what it means to be an African woman. Reprint.

Letters to My Daughters

May Letters to My Daughters inspire you to embrace the masterpiece of marriage God wants for you. "I've gifted this book to both brides-to-be and seasoned wives. It's justs that practical. And it's just that inspiring.

Author: Barbara Rainey

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764217739

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 135

Barbara Rainey Offers Sage Advice on the Art of Being a Wife Radio personality and bestselling author Barbara Rainey knows firsthand the challenges newly married couples face. Dismayed by Hollywood depictions of marriage and the seemingly easy solution of divorce, she sees a desperate need for a voice of experience, a mentor who has been there and understands--and can encourage, coach, and care. As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara wanted to share with them, and now you, some of the lessons learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from years of ministry to couples. In these heartfelt, insightful letters, she answers the tough questions and addresses the realities of marriage. Through personal stories--including her own mistakes--and practical advice, Barbara provides the tools and direction to help you become a godly wife and determine your part in achieving a better marriage.

Letters to My Daughter

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin's Letter's to My Daughter is one woman's testimony about gender, love, family, and the importance of creating a legacy that one can be proud of.

Author: Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615789156

Category:

Page: 92

View: 671

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin's Letter's to My Daughter is one woman's testimony about gender, love, family, and the importance of creating a legacy that one can be proud of. Infused with cultural anecdotes and life lessons, Letters to My Daughter is an open letter to not only her daughter, but to all young people in search of self-love, pride, and identity. Letters to My Daughter is a 2014 International Latino Book Award Finalist for Best Poetry Book - English. Winners will be announced June 2014 in Las Vegas. "Love is taught and pride is instilled. It is what we carry with us every day of our lives."- Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

Letters to My Daughter

This book of letters written to my daughter emerges from a deep desire to share with other mothers my personal experiences of raising a daughter.

Author: Raquel Cobbins Milton

Publisher: Xlibris Us

ISBN: 9781796038309

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 358

This book of letters written to my daughter emerges from a deep desire to share with other mothers my personal experiences of raising a daughter. This communication technique of writing letters transitioned from handwritten letters to type-written letters to computer-generated letters to e-mails and text messages. The effect of communicating your deepest thoughts without interruption or uncontrolled emotion while having a captive audience is invaluable. A parent's journey can be bittersweet, but also extremely rewarding. When a child is born, so is a parent. They simultaneously learn together and grow together. The discipline of parenting fits in the category of on-the-job training, and it never hurts to compare notes. So I'm sharing my thoughts, my challenges, my triumphs, and my words of wisdom conveyed to my daughter during her formative years and the map of my journey as a parent. Enjoy the ride!

A Letter to My Daughter

The rain was pouring down; it was a cold dreary spring afternoon as April, in the big apple can be.

Author: Frank Gill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434390411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 992

The rain was pouring down; it was a cold dreary spring afternoon as April, in the big apple can be. My self, and the press pool, were standing out side the Court House, on the covered landing. We were waiting for the verdict to come in. The jury had been out, sequestered in a small room for six days; and were on the ragged edge! The case involved the brutal murders of six known prostitutes, savagely beaten in there beds; with a baseball bat while they slept! The man charged with the crime, was an ex-Marine. A "Gulf War" veteran, with a history of street violence, mental instability at times; and an alcoholic! He saw a lot of action; and had medals of valor to prove it! To bad, he ended up this way. I didn't think he fit the profile as a murderer! I was dropped off and left; at St. Jude's Orphanage, as an infant. My friends call me D.J. My name is "Damian Jude"- (Named, after the patron saint) By Sister Anne, the mother superior at the home. I never got adopted! I was a drug addicted baby! --- I'm a private investigator!

Alicia Baby Journal Letters to My Daughter

Use this journal to capture your thoughts during all the meaningful, moving, proud and funny moments in the early years of your daughters life.

Author: Cathy Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781796854053

Category:

Page: 120

View: 176

Use this journal to capture your thoughts during all the meaningful, moving, proud and funny moments in the early years of your daughters life. This gives mothers a unique way to send love, support and advice and makes a perfect gift for their daughter to read when they have grown up.

A Letter to My Daughter

“Your husband.” Heaven smiled. “I'm not married.” “You will be. Soon.” “Let me
guess,” Lisa quipped. “It'll be a double wedding. Brenda ... On further inspection,
they could see the words, “A Letter to My Daughter” written on the front of each.

Author: Kim S

Publisher: Polished Publishing Group

ISBN: 0986486930

Category:

Page:

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A Letter to My Daughter copyright 2007, 2009 by Kim S. All rights reserved. Where my first book, A Letter to My Son, took me ten years to complete (from initial conception to publication), this second book was written in only two months time. It seemed to flow out of my mind faster than my hands could type ... a wonderful dilemma for a writer. When I wrote A Letter to My Daughter, I was in a positive frame of mind, and I wanted to find the best way I could to express that. I also wanted to show how my mindset had evolved over the past three years-to really contrast this book with my first. [ So, where the first book dwells on dark topics like adversity and victimization, the second is focused on hope and personal accountability. [ Where the first book cover is a pale yellow and gray colour, the second is covered with all kinds of colours. [ My author picture on the first book is done in black and white, I appear sombre in it, and I'm standing alone with my back against a wall; my author picture on the second book is done in full colour, I appear cheerful in it, and I'm surrounded by people I love. [ Of course, the puzzle also symbolizes our interconnection regardless of our individual beliefs. That was the purpose of this cover and book as a whole. It is me expressing a very joyful time in my life and sharing it with those I love. It is intended as an empowering message about being true to yourself while respecting other people's choices. It's about honouring all the different beliefs in our world and celebrating their similarities rather than belabouring their differences.

A Letter to My Daughter

After bowing his head in a short prayer for guidance, Michael put the pen to the
paper and began to write... My dearest daughter, Cajeneri: As I write these words,
you are 12 years old. It is my sincerest prayer that this letter finds both you and ...

Author: Michael B. Dodd

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600340881

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 624

Michael Ireland has a pen, a notebook, and five days to live! In that time, his desire to bring his daughter to Christ will tax the resources of all three.

Letters to My Daughter

with my pre-teen daughter that seemed to be going nowhere and built around a
total misunderstanding between both parties, I knew that it was time to step back
and start writing. First, I would process what I thought my daughter was trying to ...

Author: Raquel Cobbins Milton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796038288

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 394

This book of letters written to my daughter emerges from a deep desire to share with other mothers my personal experiences of raising a daughter. This communication technique of writing letters transitioned from handwritten letters to type-written letters to computer-generated letters to e-mails and text messages. The effect of communicating your deepest thoughts without interruption or uncontrolled emotion while having a captive audience is invaluable. A parent’s journey can be bittersweet, but also extremely rewarding. When a child is born, so is a parent. They simultaneously learn together and grow together. The discipline of parenting fits in the category of on-the-job training, and it never hurts to compare notes. So I’m sharing my thoughts, my challenges, my triumphs, and my words of wisdom conveyed to my daughter during her formative years and the map of my journey as a parent. Enjoy the ride!

Letters to My Son

The 12, fold-and-mail-style envelopes invite moms and dads to share their favorite memories and hopes for a bright future for their son. Seal your letters with the included stickers, postdate, and gift this book to your remarkable son.

Author: Lea Redmond

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452153810

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 12

View: 677

This book of twelve prompted letters invites parents to share memories, love, and words of wisdom with a son of any age. Once filled out, postdated, and sealed, these letters will become a truly special keepsake.

Dear Sonali Letters to the Daughter I Never Had

At once, practical, methodical and motivational, Judge Lynn shares the best she has with all of the women that call her The Auntie in Their Head or Mom2.

Author: Lynn Toler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781733352727

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 471

Dear Sonali, is a passion project from the TV's Divorce Court Host. Seeking to share her mother's wisdom with a daughter of her own, this mother of six boys has written letters for young women to help them grow, conquer and thrive. From money to men, to passion and profession Judge Lynn gives her best advice From he particular point of view. At once, practical, methodical and motivational, Judge Lynn shares the best she has with all of the women that call her The Auntie in Their Head or Mom2.

A Letter to My Daughter

A Mormon mother offers advice to her daughter on how to prepare for marriage.

Author: Ora Pate Stewart

Publisher: Bookcraft, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780884940517

Category: Chastity

Page: 160

View: 917

A Mormon mother offers advice to her daughter on how to prepare for marriage.

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

Told as a series of letters to Alethea in a voice that is by turns poetic, vulnerable, and revelatory-but always engaging-this book describes the daily encounters between the author and his sprightly young daughter, and the failures and ...

Author: Bayo Akomolafe

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171660

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 313

View: 912

Tackling some of the world's most profound questions through the intimate lens of fatherhood, Bayo Akomolafe embarks on a journey of discovery as he maps the contours of the spaces between himself and his three-year-old daughter Alethea. Told as a series of letters to Alethea in a voice that is by turns poetic, vulnerable, and revelatory-but always engaging-this book describes the daily encounters between the author and his sprightly young daughter, and the failures and redemptions that arise in course of their life together. The book is about giving Alethea a bath, learning to brush her teeth, navigating her demands, concern about her fixation with hand-held devices, watching her refuse to cooperate with her dance instructor, and much more. It is also about the reflections and questions that run through and around their relationship. What does it mean to be a parent? What is our place in this world? Where is our home? Akomolafe's narrative is urgent and unguarded as he discovers that something as commonplace as becoming a father is a cosmic event of unprecedented proportions. Using this realization as a touchstone, he is led to consider the strangeness of his own soul, to contemplate the myths and rituals of modernity, to ask questions about food and justice, to ponder what it means to be human, to evaluate what we can do about climate change, and to wonder what our collective yearnings for a better world tell us about ourselves. These Wilds Beyond our Fencesis a passionate attempt to make sense of our disconnection in a world where it is easy to feel untethered and lost. It is a father's search for meaning, for a place of belonging, and for reassurance that the world will embrace and support our children once we are gone.

Money Letters

This book addresses many of the National Standards in Personal Finance Education for K-12, created and maintained by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

Author: Jackie Cummings Koski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479731943

Category: Self-Help

Page: 141

View: 915

For more information, go to www.moneyletters2.com. Money Letters 2 my Daughter is a series of letters from a mother to her 17-year-old daughter about all things dealing with money and personal finances. Its not about teaching you how to make more money,but how to better manage the money you have. It will inspire you to trade in your stress and anxiety about money, for knowledge and power. Every letter starts with a lesson and ends with love. In between, is easy-to-understand advice and guidance that will give you the foundation you need to make the most of your hard-earned money. This book addresses many of the National Standards in Personal Finance Education for K-12, created and maintained by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. This publication has been approved by Jump$tart to be listed as a resource in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse database.

Letters to My Daughters

The new heartwarming novel from Emma Hannigan, the No. 1 Irish bestselling author of THE PERFECT GIFT.

Author: Emma Hannigan

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472246493

Category:

Page: 464

View: 932

The new bestseller guaranteed to break your heart - and bring you joy... Her three girls were her world. It was time to let them know. To sisters Bea, Jeannie and Rose, the death of their beloved childhood nanny is a devastating loss. As the girls grew up, Nanny May had become so much more to them all: confidant, advocate, comforter, friend. In whom will they confide their hopes, fears and failures now she has gone? Especially now each sister needs a mother's wisdom more than ever... Martha cannot understand why her daughters are so upset about losing their childhood nanny. Yes, Martha was always in demand as a busy midwife, but that doesn't mean she loved her own children any less. But why don't the girls realise that? And has she left it too late to let them know...'

Letters to my Daughter

Even the most rusted-on Labor voter will come away with a different view of Menzies and his legacy after reading this book.

Author: Robert Menzies

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742664725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 527

As Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies, when she was living overseas with her diplomat husband. They are full of warmth, love, humour and insights—both political and personal—and they allow us to see a completely different side of a man most Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure. The letters are so beautifully written they make you realise what a lost art letter writing is, and they are introduced by Heather herself, who explains the insider references and humorous asides. The collection also includes fascinating correspondence between Menzies and leaders of the day, including President John F. Kennedy and Gough Whitlam. Even the most rusted-on Labor voter will come away with a different view of Menzies and his legacy after reading this book.