The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Self-Help - 97 pages
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The founder of the Children's Defense Fund looks at the state of the national soul, arguing that success should be defined by character rather than by consumption and offering twenty-five lessons by which to live. 40,000 first printing.

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Ive given this book to a number of friends and colleagues. Most recently it was a gift to a 27 year old single mother of 3 children... a woman who was going back to school juggling her homework and ... Read full review

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"And so the children--my own and other people's--became the passion of my personal and professional life. For it is they who are God's presence, promise, and hope for humankind.'' These compelling ... Read full review


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Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights activist, lawyer and author, is the founder of the Children's Defense Fund which has sought to bring the plight of children to the attention of policy mkers and the public, and has been a vigorous advocate for the creation and funding of programs to improve children's lives for over twenty years. 

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