Wish List

Wish List

by Barbara Ann Kipfer
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Wish List by Barbara Ann Kipfer

The Wish List is a quirky little gift book that sounds an irresistible call to get out there and start living. In the same chunky format as the authorfs bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, The Wish List presents a compulsively readable list of unexpected goals. There are wishes large—retrace Odysseus' route around the Mediterranean—and wishes small—find a genuine arrowhead. There are artistic wishes—write a sonnet. Athletic wishes—learn to box. Practical wishes—master the rudiments of plumbing. Whimsical wishes—become a taster at Ben & Jerry's. And fantasy wishes—live in a Venetian palazzo. The Wish List is meant to plant seeds, jog us out of complacency, and articulate unspoken desires.

63,000 copies in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761107569
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/1997
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 272,210
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of numerous Workman books including 14,000 Things to be Happy About. She is a lexicographer and author whose many works include thesauri and other reference books, spiritually themed books, and list books. She lives in New England. Her website is thingstobehappyabout.com.

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Wish List 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We often get caught up in our day to day life and forget about our goals and dreams. This is a great book that helps you remember those gaols and dreams and create new ones. Couples can go through it together too and talk about things they want to do or places they want to go. I have given this as a gift and have recommened to several people.
TaraMarie06 More than 1 year ago
this little book of life goals is very inspirational and inspiring to the soul. gets you thinking about ways to reach your dreams!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this book as a college graduation gift a couple of years ago when I didn't have a lot of money. The graduate called me to express his thanks and told me how much he loved the book. Said it meant so much more than receiving money or a pen or the usual graduation gifts. Ran into him last week and he said he keeps the book close at hand and uses it constantly. He said he has started giving it as gifts. I too continue to give it as a graduation gift. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was taught by Mark Scharenbroich, a motivational speaker, that everyone should have a wish list for their life, and to constantly update it and check on it to remind yourself what you should be working toward. Mine currently has 111 items on it, from professional awards I want to win to dogs I want to own to stars I want to meet to skills I want to learn. This book is a great way to start your own wish list, get ideas to add to your current one, or use as your own if you don't have time right now to make one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some wishes are better left unfulfilled. Remember how the genie's 3 wishes always seemed to backfire on the magic-lamp rubber? Did you ever read 'The Monkey's Paw'? Yeesh. You really have to watch out what you wish for--you might get it, goes the old saw. So in counterbalance to this relentlessly upbeat volume, I wish you'd read 'I Wish I Didn't.' A loose parody of The Wish List, it also has the virtue of being outrageously funny. And laughter's something worth wishing for!