What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations

What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations

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by Robert Fulghum
     
 

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Robert Fulghum's new book begins with a question we've all asked ourselves: "What on Earth have I done?" As Fulghum finds out, the answer is never easy and, almost always, surprising. For the last couple of years, Fulghum has been traveling the world - from Seattle to the Moab Desert to Crete - looking for a few fellow travelers interested in thinking along with

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Robert Fulghum's new book begins with a question we've all asked ourselves: "What on Earth have I done?" As Fulghum finds out, the answer is never easy and, almost always, surprising. For the last couple of years, Fulghum has been traveling the world - from Seattle to the Moab Desert to Crete - looking for a few fellow travelers interested in thinking along with him as he delights in the unexpected: trick-or-treating with your grandchildren dressed like a large rabbit, pots of daffodils blooming in mid-November, a view of the earth from outer space, the mysterious night sounds of the desert, every man's trip to a department store to buy socks, the raucous all-night long feast that is Easter in Greece, the trials and tribulations of plumbing problems and the friendship one can strike up with someone who doesn't share the same language. What on Earth Have I Done? is an armchair tour of everyday life as seen by Robert Fulghum, one of America's great essayists, a man who has two feet planted firmly on the earth, one eye on the heavens and, at times, a tongue planted firmly in his cheek. Fulghum writes to his fellow travelers, with a sometimes light heart, about the deep and vexing mysteries of being alive and says, "This is my way of bringing the small boat of my life within speaking distance of yours. Hello…"

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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling author Robert Fulghum doesn't disparage planning, but he does believe that what makes us most human are those spontaneous moments that never get into training manuals. In this collection, the author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten ruminates on exceptional experiences that we can all appreciate. Affirmations and surprises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429919838
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
361,363
File size:
378 KB

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ROBERT FULGHUM is the bestselling author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and numerous other books. He grew up in Waco, TX. He now divides his time among Seattle, Utah, and Crete.


Robert Fulghum is a writer, philosopher, and public speaker, but he has also worked as a cowboy, a folksinger, an IBM salesman, a professional artist, a parish minister, a bartender, a teacher of drawing and painting, and a father. He is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Uh-Oh, and Maybe (Maybe Not), as well as two plays: All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Fulghum grew up in Waco, Texas. He now divides his time among Seattle, Utah, and Crete.

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