What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves

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Overview

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.

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Baltimore Daily Record, 5/3/10
“a good read for the bad times and makes a great gift for the graduating teenager who may need advice, looking back.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786746019
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 425,800
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chairman of Deloitte Sharon Allen 1

President of Hearst Magazines Cathie Black 7

Founder of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Ambassador Nancy Brinker 11

Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Bobbi Brown 15

Author and Financial Editor at Today Jean Chatzky 19

Real-Estate Entrepreneur and Shark Tank Judge Barbara Corcoran 25

CFO of Accenture Pamela Craig 31

Cookbook Author and Food Network Star Paula Deen 37

Former President and CEO of Specialty Materials, a Honeywell Unit Nance Dicciani 43

Chinese American Entrepreneur and TV Personality Yue-Sai Kan 49

CEO of House Party Kitty Kolding 55

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Emily Kwok 61

Founder of Liz Lange Maternity Liz Lange 67

Playwright and Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Emily Mann 73

Makeup Artist and Founder of Trish McEvoy Trish McEvoy 79

CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent Soledad O'Brien 85

Personal-Finance Author, Columnist, and PBS Star Suze Orman 91

Curly-Hair Entrepreneur and Founder of Ouidad Ouidad 97

Author and CEO of Just Ask a Woman Mary Lou Quinlan 103

Host of the Syndicated Radio Show: The Mel Robbins Show Mel Robbins 109

Founder and CEO of Victorian Epicure Sylvie Rochette 115

Fashion Designer Cynthia Rowley 119

Actress and Entrepreneur Suzanne Somers 123

Designer and Founder of Kate Spade Kate Spade 129

Co-Founder of BlogHer Lisa Stone 135

Co-Host of ESPN's Sports Center Hannah Storm 139

Women's Basketball Coach at Rutgers University C. Vivian Stringer 145

CEO and President of The Talbots Trudy Sullivan 151

Author and Founder of The Kaplan Thaler Group Linda Kaplan Thaler 155

Fashion Designer and Founder of DVF Diane von Furstenberg 161

Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host of The View Barbara Walters 167

Author and Columnist Suzy Welch 171

Former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman 177

Afterword 183

Acknowledgments 185

Photo credits 187

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

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    You'll laugh and cry....so moving!

    Ellyn Spragins does it again with this newest book on success...more than career success, the stories detail how lives well-lived can inspire us all. Perfect timing for young people graduating from college into the real world -- the stories from an amazing array of personalities will make you smile, laugh out loud, and shed a few tears as you realize that it's not luck, but hard work and personality that moves us each forward into our own definition of success. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    There are letters that every woman and their younger selves can

    There are letters that every woman and their younger selves can relate to. I did not think all stories were interesting but I would suggest the book for others to read.

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