Ten Things I Wish I'd Known: Before I Went Out Into the Real World

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Compass Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 127 pages
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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.

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Review: Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into the Real World

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Some good advice and yet nothing that I haven't heard before in one form or another. Good reminder of things. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Cordes - Goodreads

Full of wisdom and humor, Ms. Shriver's book is a pleasure to read. Very insightful and a quick, easy read. Read full review

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Maria Shriver is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalistMaria Shriver is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and the NYT bestselling author of "Ten Things I Wish I'd Kn and the NYT bestselling author of "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Into the Real World" and the children's boown Before I Went Into the Real World" and the children's books "What's Wrong With Timmy?", "What's Happening to Grandpaoks "What's Wrong With Timmy?", "What's Happening to Grandpa?", and "What's Heaven? "In 1983 she became a national repor?", and "What's Heaven? "In 1983 she became a national reporter at CBS News; she later moved to NBC, where she anchored ter at CBS News; she later moved to NBC, where she anchored a variety of news programs and specials as well as covering a variety of news programs and specials as well as covering presidential races and other stories. She lives with her huspresidential races and other stories. She lives with her husband, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and their four childreband, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and their four children in Los Angeles.

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