And One More Thing Before You Go...

And One More Thing Before You Go...

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by Maria Shriver
     
 

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Award-winning journalist, First Lady of California, and bestselling author Maria Shriver offers young women a powerful book on how to put your greatest gifts and even your shortcomings to work for you as you begin the rest of your life.

Graduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behind and beginning the rest of her life

Overview

Award-winning journalist, First Lady of California, and bestselling author Maria Shriver offers young women a powerful book on how to put your greatest gifts and even your shortcomings to work for you as you begin the rest of your life.

Graduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behind and beginning the rest of her life. She is also leaving her mother’s protective circle of love and guidance. One of the greatest gifts a mother can give her daughter at this pivotal moment in her life is good counsel. In And One More Thing Before You Go...Maria Shriver, bestselling author, acclaimed journalist, First Lady of California, and mother of two daughters, provides a loving and heartfelt guide for girls as they go off to college.

Expanded from a speech given to her young friend Ally’s graduating class, Maria writes as a wiser, more experienced girlfriend, but also as both the daughter of a mother whose advice she still seeks and as the mother of daughters for whom she wishes a fulfilling and happy life. In this stirring and inspiring guide, Maria talks to young women about how to find abundance and emotional richness, and how not to overlook life’s most special gifts. Her ten rules—told in a witty and poignant anecdotal style—offer a firm grasp on what’s really important in life.

And One More Thing Before You Go... is a book that transcends age groups, a book that will make you laugh, cry, and open your eyes to a new way of looking at life. Thoughtful, compassionate, and above all, filled with love, And One More Thing Before You Go... is a book that will make every mother cry and every daughter stop and think about her mother’s words.

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Publishers Weekly
Shriver, veteran TV news reporter and first lady of California, expands on a speech she gave to her young friend Ally s graduating high school class, and the result is a sweet and inspiring book. The author of four (decidedly more substantial) previous books lays out 10 rules for success applicable to anyone, teenage or older, and though it s short, the book is eminently useful. Advice like fear can be your best teacher and be willing to let go of your plan precedes learn from your mistakes and you ll need a lot of courage, which leads to and when you need courage... think of the women in your life. Although some of these directives are obvious, Shriver s delivery of them is personal and compelling. She shares anecdotes from her own life (such as her struggle to support her father, who suffers from Alzheimer s disease) and admits her mistakes (such as her doozie of forging ahead too quickly in creating the California Women s Museum without doing the proper research). Most importantly, Shriver s tone is never pompous. Rather, it s conversational, loving and rousing, and gives a big voice to this small book. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416548232
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
894,519
File size:
123 KB

Meet the Author

Maria Shriver is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and the NYT bestselling author of Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Into the Real World and the children's books What's Wrong With Timmy?, What's Happening to Grandpa?, and What's Heaven? In 1983 she became a national reporter at CBS News; she later moved to NBC, where she anchored a variety of news programs and specials as well as covering presidential races and other stories. She lives with her husband, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and their four children in Los Angeles.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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EricaTheGreat More than 1 year ago
As I was reading And One More Thing Before You Go I laughed, I cried, and I could relate to a lot of the things Maria Shriver was talking about in the book. Shriver talks a lot about fear and how it sometimes tries to keep you from success, and that you have to try and do some of the things you're afraid of doing. She gives lots of life relating examples. The main thing she is focused on is, "What will it be like after high school", and gives you some tips on life. In this book you will see the reasoning behind the nice long title and who or what inspired her to write it. I would recommend this book to anyone especially girls who need a little inspiration in life because this is a very inspiring book. I really liked this book because it offered self-help with everyday little problems and I could relate to what she was talking about.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book, filled with big messages. Maria Shriver gives excellent advice, shares in a down to earth manner, and brings her beautiful wisdom to help steer young adults in the most positive direction. I'm giving my copy to my daughter with college just around the corner. This is a book I would give as a gift to anyone where solid guidance can always be remembered, and read in a sincere, heartfelt manner. I also highly recommend 'Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into the Real World' also by Maria Shriver. Both books are timeless, sincere, wonderful contributions, as well as great reads!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maria has picked a great topic: words of advice for young people starting new lives. I also love another new book, Words to Live By: A Journal of Wisdom for Someone You Love, by a mother-daughter team. Maria is great, but maybe your (grand)child would rather hear from you. This other book lets you and your family write in your own bits of life advice (big or small) for your young person. Surprisingly easy to do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is simply a 5 x 7 photo, not a book! Try another one! A book is 250 pages minimum! You should always have more than enough to tell your kids, especially daughters! 50 pages are just not enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This makes an excellent gift for any graduate but especially for girls, but then again, I'm a mom who loved it as well. It's a heartfelt insightful tribute to things that really do matter that we should not forget. I also recommend Anna Quindlen's book, Being Perfect. And, if you have little ones left behind while big sis or big brother go off to college, as I will, think about a family health book which also has inspring words, Mommy CEO, all three are well worth the money and could make any mom, or dad, smile and breath a little easeier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a painfully and yet mercifully short pamphlet full of platitudes with big type for special emphasis. It reveals the hitherto unknown fact that mother feels the empty nest syndrome when her chicks leave.It has a nice picture of the 'author' on the cover. It is 50 pages long and 5'by7' and pink. It is more a bookmark than a book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I so recommend this book for any woman, any age. I was moved and so understood the advice which Maria offers. She tells it in a mater of fact. Very human and honest. We all share these trials as young girls, young women and older mature women. Keep an open mind with life and there's no telling how much you can learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great little book for all Senior Highschool Girls headed for college or out on their own and their Mom's too. Terrific advice and widsom. Perfect graduation gift for the Senior girls! THANKS MARIA!!
blackm More than 1 year ago
I find this a great gift for those entering into any new phase of adult life. For me, it reminded me of my direction so many years ago; I remembered that I had so much to look forward to then, which gives me a lift now. For young ladies it provides advice, common sense and guidance that they often do not want to hear from their mothers. I give it as a graduation gift, a major milestone gift and, in general, as a "transition" gift.