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

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

by Ellyn Spragins
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What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786746019
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 944 KB

About 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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What I Know Now about Success 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ETFrisina More than 1 year ago
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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MBlank More than 1 year ago
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.