The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom

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G.K. Hall, Apr 1, 1995 - Self-Help - 190 pages
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Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany, now 105 and 103 years old, took the reading public by storm with their surprise bestseller, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Since then, people all over the world have been writing and asking them questions.

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Review: Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom

User Review  - Rita Quillen - Goodreads

For my non-fiction loving friends, an all-time favorite. If you don't know the magic of the Delany sisters, you need to read this book...There are several others, I think, which I haven't read yet but will at some point. They are inspiring. Read full review

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User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

I read this book on a flight to Texas - cute, witty, quick, light hearted and made me laugh. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Sarah Louise (Sadie) Delany was born in 1889. Her father was a former slave and her mother's parents were a free African American woman and a white Virginia farmer. Sarah Delany had nine siblings, including her sister, Elizabeth, born in 1891, with whom she co-authored Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. The book chronicles the story of their well-lived lives with wit and wisdom. It begins with an idyllic childhood in North Carolina where their father was the principal of St. Augustine's School. The legislation of Jim Crow laws prompted their move to Harlem. Sarah Delany attended Pratt College, becoming a high school teacher, and Elizabeth Delany attended Columbia University, becoming a dentist. The sisters experienced most of the 20th century and describe major events such as the struggle for Civil Rights and their feelings about it. Delany has also coauthored The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom and On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life Without Bessie, written following the death of her sister.

Delany received her degree in dentistry from Columbia University and was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York City.

The author of The New York Times bestseller "Having Our Story: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years".

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