7 Starting at the bottom--over and over again7 Dealing with--and learning from--the Boss from Hell7 Giving up the Wedding Delusion, not to mention that one-way ticket to Happily Ever After7 Being asked to bend your principles--by your superiors7 Wanting to be a high-powered success and super parent7 Knowing that children will both exhaust and sustain you7 Facing 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.
On Sale: June 16th 2000