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Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself

  • Author: Stylist Magazine
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241322839
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 192
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If you could share one lesson from your life with every woman, what would it be? Stylist magazine has asked that question of remarkable women from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sport and fashion. With honesty, wit and a serious no-BS attitude, their lessons address the challenges every woman faces today, from climbing the career ladder and finding inner fulfilment, to forging authentic relationships and overcoming life's setbacks. Each of these impressive women, including actress Romola Garai and comedian Francesca Martinez, has a tale to tell and an experience to share. Empowering, engaging and unapologetically impassioned, their incisive observations will make you think, reflect - and kick serious ass. These are life lessons for women, by women.

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women

Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself

  • Author: Stylist Magazine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780241322826
  • Category: Wisdom
  • Page: 192
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We asked remarkable women from all walks of life to reveal the one life lesson they want all women to know. Lessons covering issues that all women face including finding confidence within ourselves, dealing with failure, building long-lasting and meaningful relationships, pursuing a fulfilling and successful career and through it all discovering a sense of contentment. From make-up artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, to double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams, to politician Jess Philips and anti-FGM campaigner Nimko Ali, each woman has just one pearl of wisdom from their own life to share with you.

How to Be Like Women of Influence

How to Be Like Women of Influence

Life Lessons from 20 of the Greatest

  • Author: Pat Williams
  • Publisher: HCI
  • ISBN: 9780757300547
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 350
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What do Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Day O'Connor, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and Sojourner Truth have in common? Not only are they some of the world's most influential women, their life lessons are now revealed in the latest book by Pat Williams. Williams blends the personal accounts of each influential woman with the contemporary and historical insights of others, what emerges is an intimate portrait of each great person-her motivations, her aspirations, her personal challenges and the qualities that made her so successful at her calling. An added bonus is life lessons at the end of each chapter, which provide remarkable motivation for women who are blazing a new career trail, building a strong family or struggling to "have it all". This exceptional book highlights a diverse group of women, from activists, businesswomen and humanitarians to athletes, explorers and scientists-it will appeal to any reader regardless of age, occupation or creative pursuits. Profiles of women of influence include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Mary Kay Ash, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Amelia Earhart and others. This is not a history book-it is a perfect blueprint for creating a successful life.

What Jackie Taught Us

What Jackie Taught Us

Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  • Author: Tina Santi Flaherty
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780399530807
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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A study of the legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis examines the example she set in living life with poise and grace; coping with public demands and private turmoil; and serving as a model for courage, style, vision, and motivation.

Don't Sing at the Table

Don't Sing at the Table

Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061958956
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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As devoted readers of Adriana Trigiani's New York Times bestselling novels know, this "seemingly effortless storyteller" (Boston Globe) frequently draws inspiration from her own family history, in particular from the lives of her two remarkable grandmothers, Lucia Spada Bonicelli (Lucy) and Yolanda Perin Trigiani (Viola). In Don't Sing at the Table, she reveals how her grandmothers' simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor, and wisdom of her beloved mentors to delight readers of all ages. Trigiani visits the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today at work and at home. Don't Sing at the Table is a primer, grandmother to granddaughter, filled with everyday wisdom and life lessons handed down with care and built to last.

Raising Kanye

Raising Kanye

Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar

  • Author: Donda West,Karen Hunter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416556648
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8503
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As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he is today. In Raising Kanye, Donda not only pays homage to her famous son but reflects on all the things she learned about being his mother along the way. Featuring never-before-seen photos and compelling personal anecdotes, Donda's powerful and inspiring memoir reveals everything from the difficulties she faced as a single mother in the African-American community to her later experiences as Kanye's manager as he rose to superstardom. Speaking frankly about her son's reputation as a "Mama's Boy," and his memorable public outbursts about gay rights and President George W. Bush, Donda supports her son without exception, and here she shares the invaluable wisdom she has taken away from each experience -- passion, tolerance, patience, and above all, always telling the truth. Ultimately, she not only expresses what her famously talented son has meant to her but what he has meant to music and an entire generation.

Life Lessons from The Hiding Place

Life Lessons from The Hiding Place

Discovering the Heart of Corrie ten Boom

  • Author: Pam Rosewell Moore
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441262865
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 234
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Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. From her unforgettable experience in a Nazi prison camp during World War II to her remarkable life as a speaker and evangelist, Corrie's steadfast trust in God is well documented. Countless Christians hold her as the example of faith they would like to have in their own lives. Pam Rosewell Moore, Corrie's constant companion for the last seven years of her life, shares never-before-published insights on this incredible servant of God, offering readers lessons on living a faithful life by exploring what made "Tante" (Aunt) Corrie into the wonderful example of faith that she was. More than a biography, this is an intimate inside look at a remarkable soul that helps readers to be more effective in their own Christian walks.

Lessons from the Light

Lessons from the Light

What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience

  • Author: Kenneth Ring,Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino
  • Publisher: Moment Point Press
  • ISBN: 1609259955
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 368
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While providing many accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds, Lessons from the Light is much more than just an inspiring collection of NDEs. In Lessons near-death expert Kenneth Ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences. As Stanley Krippner states, "In this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar positive effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers' lives."

The Wisdom of My Grandmothers

The Wisdom of My Grandmothers

Lessons to live by, from one generation of remarkable women to the next

  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857204246
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Adriana Trigiani's two remarkable grandmothers, Lucia and Viola, lived through the 20th century from beginning to end as working women who juggled careers and motherhood. From the factory line to the family table, the two of them - the very definition of modern women - cut a path for their granddaughter by demonstrating courage and skill in their fearless approach to life, love and overcoming obstacles. Trigiani visits the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today: how we hold on to the values that make life rich and beautiful, how we can take risks and reap the rewards, how to stand resilient in the face of tragedy. 'Be bold; 'be direct'; 'be different'!

Going to the Mountain

Going to the Mountain

Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

  • Author: Ndaba Mandela
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0316486582
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.

A Reason to Believe

A Reason to Believe

Lessons From An Improbable Life

  • Author: Deval Patrick
  • Publisher: Broadway
  • ISBN: 0767931122
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 227
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A first African-American governor of Massachusetts draws on lessons from his own life and career to counsel readers on how to build a meaningful community and country, sharing stories from his disadvantaged youth while describing his views on the transcendent power of friendship and faith. 100,000 first printing.

My Personal Best

My Personal Best

Life Lessons from an All-American Journey

  • Author: John Wooden,Steve Jamison
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071502030
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey. Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend. "John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached--the code of ethics which created America's strength." --Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers "Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer "A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure." --Bob Costas

In Praise of Difficult Women

In Praise of Difficult Women

Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

  • Author: Karen Karbo
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426217749
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 352
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From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives--imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious--provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being "difficult," Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling--whatever that means for you. In the Reader's Guide included in the back of the book, Karbo asks thought-provoking questions about how we relate to each woman that will make for fascinating book club conversation.

Difficult Women

Difficult Women

  • Author: Roxane Gay
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802189644
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

Earning It

Earning It

Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

  • Author: Joann S. Lublin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062407481
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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More than fifty trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy bureau chief of the Journal’s important London bureau, its first run by women. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share their valuable leadership lessons. Lublin combines her fascinating story with insightful tales from more than fifty women who reached the highest rungs of the corporate ladder—most of whom became chief executives of public companies —in industries as diverse as retailing, manufacturing, finance, high technology, publishing, advertising, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals. Leaders like Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, as well as Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee, were the first women to run their huge employers. Earning It reveals obstacles such women faced as they fought to make their mark, choices they made, and battles they won—and lost. Lublin chronicles the major milestones and dilemmas of the work world unique to women, providing candid advice and practical inspiration for women of all ages and at every stage of their careers. The extraordinary women we meet in the pages of Earning It and the hard-won lessons they share provide a compelling career compass that will help all women reach their highest potential without losing a meaningful personal life.

The Remarkable Women of the Bible Growth and Study Guide

The Remarkable Women of the Bible Growth and Study Guide

And Their Message for Your Life Today

  • Author: Elizabeth George
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736934618
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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This practical study guide is a wonderful complement to The Remarkable Women of the Bible by Elizabeth George as well as a powerful exploration of lives changed by God's love. Thought-provoking questions, reflective studies, and personal applications illuminate the riches of a godly life for contemporary women as they glean lessons from women of Scripture: Jocebed teaches the blessing of motherhood. Deborah shares the power of wisdom. Ruth and Naomi demonstrate that gift of devotion. The Remarkable Women of the Bible Growth and Study Guide provides fresh nourishment from a woman's point of view and the keys to a fulfilling, joyful, and meaningful relationship with God. This is an excellent resource for personal or group study.

Always By My Side

Always By My Side

Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved

  • Author: Edward Grinnan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 150115639X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the “heartfelt, honest, lovely” (New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz) story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction—with a foreword by Debbie Macomber. From the moment his new golden retriever puppy jumped into his arms, Edward Grinnan and his wife, Julee, were in love with her. Edward didn’t know it yet, but Millie would change his life. In this moving memoir, Edward Grinnan writes about his life with Millie—from their first joyous meeting through her struggle with cancer. Edward shares how her sensitivity, unconditional love, and innate goodness helped him discover those qualities in himself and put his complicated past in perspective. Edward also shares the lessons he has learned from other dogs he’s loved—like Pete, a poodle his father bought him in the wake of his brother’s death; Rudy, who introduced him to his wife; Sally Browne, a mischievous cocker spaniel who befriended the homeless in his neighborhood; and Marty, a hundred-pound Labrador whose behavioral issues challenged his and Julee’s marriage—as well as lessons he’s learned from the celebrated dog stories in Guideposts magazine. Poignant and insightful, Always By My Side is an inspiring book that explores the unbreakable bond between man and dog, revealing how faith shapes our love for our dogs, and how our dogs shape our faith.

Happiness Is a Choice You Make

Happiness Is a Choice You Make

Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

  • Author: John Leland
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN: 0374717052
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”— those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.

She: A Celebration of Renegade Women

She: A Celebration of Renegade Women

  • Author: Harriet Hall
  • Publisher: Headline Home
  • ISBN: 1472249860
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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Calling all women! SHE: A CELEBRATION OF RENEGADE WOMEN by Stylist's Harriet Hall is the must-have book for women everywhere. Perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran, Lena Dunham and Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls. You are cordially invited to celebrate inspirational women... SHE is a love letter to all the women who have thrown out the rulebook and threatened the status quo. It's a toast to the brave, bold and brilliant women who make us proud to be ladies. From fashion icon Coco Chanel to Queen Cleopatra, from literary legend Jane Austen to trailblazer Michelle Obama and from kick-ass activist Malala Yousafzai to the one-and-only Beyoncé, SHE honours 100 truly renegade women, from history through to present day. Gorgeously curated and expertly written by Stylist journalist Harriet Hall, and filled with stunning illustrations by Alice Skinner, SHE is a thing of beauty to be worshipped, just like the women that make up its contents. This statement, timely book is the perfect gift for the renegade women in your life who inspire and amaze you or, for YOU, to simply make you proud of being a woman.