Let Me Tell You What I've Learned: Texas Wisewomen Speak

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"Barbara Jordan spoke for many Texas women when she told a reporter, "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit. " Indeed, the sense of limitless possibilities has inspired countless Texas women - sometimes in the face of daunting obstacles - to build lives rich in work, family, friends, faith, and community involvement." In this collection of interviews conducted by P.J. Pierce,
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"Barbara Jordan spoke for many Texas women when she told a reporter, "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit. " Indeed, the sense of limitless possibilities has inspired countless Texas women - sometimes in the face of daunting obstacles - to build lives rich in work, family, friends, faith, and community involvement." In this collection of interviews conducted by P.J. Pierce, twenty-five Texas women ranging in age from 53 to 93 share the wisdom they've acquired through living unconventional lives. Responding to the question "What have you found that really matters about life?" they offer keen insights into motherhood, career challenges, being a minority, marriage and widowhood, anger, assertiveness, managing change, persevering, power, speaking out, fashioning success from failure, writing your own job description, loving a younger man, and recognizing opportunities disguised as disaster - to name only a few of their topics. In her introduction, Pierce describes how she came to write the book and how she chose her subjects to represent a cross-section of career paths and ethnic groups and all geographic areas of Texas. A topical index makes it easy to compare several women's views on a given subject.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Liz Carpenter
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Barbara Jordan
Liz Carpenter
Marj Carpenter
Jody Conradt
Wilhelmina Delco
Linda Ellerbee
Juliet Garcia
Carmen Lomas Garza
Glenna Goodacre
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Barbara Jacket
Edith Irby Jones
Ninfa Laurenzo
Amy Freeman Lee
Sarah McClendon
Diana Natalicio
Violette Newton
Guadalupe Quintanilla
Louise Raggio
Irma Rangel
Ann Richards
Mary Lou Robinson
Sarah Weddington
Judith Zaffirini
Epilogue: Pauline Durrett Robertson
Appendix A
Appendix B
Bibliography
Index
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