What began as a commencement address in 1998 (one that she was initially hesitant to give), has blossomed into Ten Things I Wish I'd Known, a refreshingly candid and inspiring gem from respected journalist, wife, and mother Maria Shriver.
The speech she gave at Holy Cross College received widespread publicity and resulted in hundreds of letters. The unexpected response inspired her to write this book, expanding upon those graduation day remarks in which she recollected the "life lessons" she would have been grateful to have been taught as an undergraduate but was destined to learn the hard way.
Gutsy, fresh, and memorable, Ten Things I Wish I'd Known covers it all -- everything from career dilemmas (pinpointing one's passions, working for the right people, handling failure) to the challenges we face at home (trying to be superwoman, accepting the compromises that come with marriage and kids, and developing self-sufficiency). Perfect for readers to enjoy themselves and then share with a loved one.