Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World

By Maria Shriver (Electronic Book, 2000)
Starting at the bottom -- over and over againDealing with -- and learning from -- the Boss from HellGiving up the Wedding Delusion, not to mention that one-way ticket to Happily Ever AfterBeing asked to bend your principles -- by your superiorsWanting to be a high-powered success and super parentKnowing that children will both exhaust and sustain youFacing that terrifying question: "What have I been put on this earth to do?"

You could call them notes from life's trenches. Maria Shriver's "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known -- Before I Went Out into the Real World" gives us her reflections, confessions, advice, memories, and, most of all, hard-earned lessons... all the things we wish we knew "before" we started out, and that few people ever honestly discuss.

Here is the truth about: the price we pay for giving in to our fears, as well as the relief we feel when we finally face them; the humiliation of swallowing our ego so that we can learn from an abusive experience; the rewards of taking risks and the pain of failure; the joy of finding someone we can love and the limitations of every relationship; how it's never too late to tap the wisdom of others, even (especially!) our own parents; and the importance of taking what we do seriously without taking "ourselves" seriously.

Expanded from Maria's acclaimed College of the Holy Cross commencement address and written in the voice of a trusted and trusting best friend, "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known -- Before I Went

Starting at the bottom -- over and over againDealing with -- and learning from -- the Boss from HellGiving up the Wedding Delusion, not to mention that one-way ticket to Happily Ever AfterBeing asked to bend your principles -- by your superiorsWanting to be a high-powered success and super parentKnowing that children will both exhaust and sustain youFacing that terrifying question: "What have I been put on this earth to do?"

You could call them notes from life's trenches. Maria Shriver's "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known -- Before I Went Out into the Real World" gives us her reflections, confessions, advice, memories, and, most of all, hard-earned lessons... all the things we wish we knew "before" we started out, and that few people ever honestly discuss.

Here is the truth about: the price we pay for giving in to our fears, as well as the relief we feel when we finally face them; the humiliation of swallowing our ego so that we can learn from an abusive experience; the rewards of taking risks and the pain of failure; the joy of finding someone we can love and the limitations of every relationship; how it's never too late to tap the wisdom of others, even (especially!) our own parents; and the importance of taking what we do seriously without taking "ourselves" seriously.

Expanded from Maria's acclaimed College of the Holy Cross commencement address and written in the voice of a trusted and trusting best friend, "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known -- Before I Went

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Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780446921145
  • On Sale Date: 06/16/2000
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World