Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.” –from Letter to My Daughter From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lea Redmond
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Mom will truly treasure this keepsake forever. The twelve fold-and-mail-style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite sons and daughters to capture memories and express gratitude for Mom, seal up the envelopes with the included stickers, and postdate the letters. When Mom breaks the seals in the future, she'll receive an invaluable gift: a tangible reflection of her child's love.
The Art of Being a Wife
Author: Barbara Rainey
Publisher: Baker Books
Barbara Rainey Offers Sage Advice on the Art of Being a Wife Radio personality and bestselling author Barbara Rainey knows firsthand the challenges newly married couples face. Dismayed by Hollywood depictions of marriage and the seemingly easy solution of divorce, she sees a desperate need for a voice of experience, a mentor who has been there and understands--and can encourage, coach, and care. As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara wanted to share with them, and now you, some of the lessons learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from years of ministry to couples. In these heartfelt, insightful letters, she answers the tough questions and addresses the realities of marriage. Through personal stories--including her own mistakes--and practical advice, Barbara provides the tools and direction to help you become a godly wife and determine your part in achieving a better marriage.
Author: Emma Hannigan
Publisher: Hachette UK
** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ** Some books are guaranteed to break your heart - and put it back together again. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing. But what words of advice could the sisters need? Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ... As they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the letters? Letters to my Daughters is a spellbinding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises.
Author: Mary Matalin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
In Letters to My Daughters, famed political consultant and TV personality Mary Matalin shares the moral, ethical, and occasionally comic life lessons gleaned from her mother's experiences and her own. These intimate, personal letters range from the spiritual to the practical, from giving life to accepting death, from civic to personal responsibility, from looking and feeling good to dealing with those pesky boys, and more. Here's a sampling of the mother wisdom found in these pages: Crying is not a weakness; it's cathartic and cleansing. People who live life with the fullest commitment tend to cry a lot. It's a healthy expression of deep emotions. I don't like or trust people who don't or can't cry. When I tell you I understand what you're going through, it's not just because I remember what it felt like to be a teenage girl whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will. It's because I'm a fifty-something whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will at this very moment. And if you don't believe me, just ask your father. I believe in my heart of hearts that a life without faith is unanchored and unfulfilling. Without it, you're just wandering in the desert. You experience deeply that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts -- and the singing is damn good. Ma had a complex philosophy of sex, which I heard almost every day from age ten. "Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough." Let's flash forward forty years and allow your mother to give you a twenty-first-century take on boys and S-E-X: "Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough."...And the men in Washington think that's a compliment. A deep sense of loyalty can help you overcome almost any bump in the road. The disloyal may advantage themselves in some work situations, but their gains will be temporary, fleeting. They will fail their institutions, their colleagues, and worst of all, themselves. Filled with warmth, common sense, a belief in the values that keep families strong, and her trademark sense of humor, Mary Matalin's letters will inspire, guide, entertain, and inform. They're the perfect companion for any mother looking for a smart, sensible fellow traveler on the road to raising good daughters.
Author: George Bishop
Publisher: Ballantine Books
When her 15-year-old daughter runs away from their Baton Rouge home, a guilt-ridden mother writes a healing letter about her own adolescence, marked by a strict Catholic boarding school, a forbidden romance and the origins of an enigmatic tattoo. Reprint.
A Letter to My Daughters
Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Rodgers Howard Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
It is important for us as fathers to know that we are kings. We are blessed to be the leaders of our legacies. Our daughters are the mothers of the world, making them queens, and our job is to shower them with love, loyalty, and laughter.
Author: Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Hachette UK
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ITV3 CRIME THRILLER BOOK CLUB Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth's burden of grief and hatred, has only grown heavier with the passing of time, her avid desire for vengeance ever stronger. In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter - but the letters are her last, best hope. Letters To My Daughter's Killer exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment. How do we deal with the very human desire for revenge? If we get justice does reconciliation follow? Can we really forgive those who do us the gravest wrong? Could you?
Author: Robert Menzies,Heather Henderson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies, when she was living overseas with her diplomat husband. They are full of warmth, love, humour and insights—both political and personal—and they allow us to see a completely different side of a man most Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure. The letters are so beautifully written they make you realise what a lost art letter writing is, and they are introduced by Heather herself, who explains the insider references and humorous asides. The collection also includes fascinating correspondence between Menzies and leaders of the day, including President John F. Kennedy and Gough Whitlam. Even the most rusted-on Labor voter will come away with a different view of Menzies and his legacy after reading this book.
2 My Daughter
Author: Jackie Cummings Koski
Publisher: Jackie Koski
For more information, go to www.moneyletters2.com. Money Letters 2 my Daughter is a series of letters from a mother to her 17-year-old daughter about all things dealing with money and personal finances. It's not about teaching you how to make more money,but how to better manage the money you have. It will inspire you to trade in your stress and anxiety about money, for knowledge and power. Every letter starts with a lesson and ends with love. In between, is easy-to-understand advice and guidance that will give you the foundation you need to make the most of your hard-earned money. This book addresses many of the National Standards in Personal Finance Education for K-12, created and maintained by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. This publication has been approved by Jump$tart to be listed as a resource in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse database.
A Dad's Thoughts on a Most Important Decision—Marriage
Author: Paul A. Friesen
Category: Family & Relationships
As Paul Friesen’s daughters began to attend college, he started to email each of them a series of letters sharing some thoughts regarding the second most important decision of their lives: marriage. As their friends at college started to hear about these letters, they asked to be added to the email list of those receiving them. And as adults with high school and college-aged children started to hear about the letters, they asked for copies as well. To make a long story short, in the end the letters were compiled into a book. Although the original letters were written in random order as topics came to mind, they have been sorted here into four major categories. Each section discusses certain characteristics of a potential spouse (and also of the reader) that should be considered before marriage. Some characteristics are matters of preference and compatibility; others should be regarded as non-negotiable. The initial few letters are introductory in nature. Following those are letters in the Convictions section, which address spiritual matters. Here, a mismatch with one’s potential spouse should be a “deal stopper.” These include having a personal relationship with Christ, the source of ultimate authority in one’s life, and commitment to God’s Word. The section on Character introduces traits that are critical to a vibrant marriage: Does your potential spouse have a “servant heart”? (And do you?) Is he a person of integrity? Is he willing to truly leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife? Letters in Considerations cover issues of compatibility. A few differences in these areas may not merit breaking an engagement, but if enough differences are counted up, there may be reason to pause and think, to discuss, or to seek counsel. Living with a mate who enjoys what you enjoy is much more enjoyable! The Chemistry section includes letters that address the need for (and the implications of) physical and emotional attraction and how to handle them before marriage. While chemistry is vital to a thriving marriage, if experienced too deeply too soon, it can cloud one’s vision and judgment. The final letters offer summary insights from a dad who longs for each of his precious daughters—as well as every reader of these letters—to be better equipped to find, recognize, and appreciate the spouse she (or he) has always wanted. These letters were written specifically with Paul Friesen's daughters (Kari, Lisa, and Julie) in mind. Each relationship is unique, but our prayer is that the issues raised may also be helpful and clarifying to you and may help you to make wise decisions as you face the “second most important decision” in your life.
Poetic Affirmations of Love from a Father
Author: Avery Washington
Publisher: Happie Publishing
The author has written this book not only to dedicate it to his daughters, but to inspire, empower and encourage daughters around the world of all ages'. This book is a great tool to catapult daughters into a life of empowerment, inspiration, and strength to become successful at all their present and future endeavors. This book should be read and discussed in many different forums around the world. In his book Letters To My Daughters: Poetic Affirmations of Love From A Father, Avery Washington affirms his adoration and appreciation for his daughters in an incredibly endearing and empowering way. His poems flow from the heart of a protective father to the soul of a young girl who is learning herself and finding her way in the world. His poem, "God's Creation," reminds the reader of who she is and let's her know that she can use her intelligence and beauty to become all God created her to be. "Self Love" is a poignant reminder to all women that the power of love emanates from within and is a gift from God. In "You Are Never Alone," Avery applauds single mothers and charges them to press on and press in. He encourages them keep their heads up in order to be the foundation their children need and recognizes motherhood for the gift that it is. These poems are filled with words of inspiration, wisdom and power. His ability to transcend the page and go deep inside the heart of the reader is astonishing. The world is full of broken women and Avery Washington's desire to minister healing and wholeness through the written word is evidenced throughout this book. Author, Avery Washington's book, Letters to My Daughters comes at a time where it seems obsolete that father's are instrumental in their daughters? lives. It is so refreshing to read a collection of poetry dedicated to celebrating our young girls who will one day appreciate that love of their father. The author so profoundly reminds us that the first love a girl has is that of her father. We believe his purpose for writing this book holds to the fact that young women go through various dilemmas as a result of an absentee father. The love that the author poured into his poetry, on behalf of his daughters, is very inspiring in a society where young girls search for acceptance in all the wrong places. This book of poems is a true gem because the author infuses life lessons, support, encouragement, love, and God to show us that it is essential that a father be present in his daughters? existence. Author, Avery Washington could have just easily spoken these very words to his daughters? on a more personal note. We celebrate that he shared the love he has for his daughters? through poetic versus whereby, other father's will be encouraged to become the first love in their daughters? lives. Letters to My Daughters is written to strengthen the bond of the father/daughter relationship where it will become the norm for a young girl or young lady to truly know her father.
Author: Anne Scott-James,Clare Hastings
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Anne Scott-James, by means of light-hearted letters, imparts some of her vast knowledge of gardening to her daughter Clare (sister of Max Hastings) in a most charming manner. Occasionally, Clare will respond. These are written over the period of a year, thus covering the year's cycle in the garden and each letter covers a specific subject such as supplier's catalogues and some gardens to visit.
Author: Fawzia Koofi
In this courageous memoir, Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan's most popular female politician, gives us her first-hand account of Afghan history through the rule of the Mujahedeen and Taliban, her experiences of the Afghanistan War, and the effects of these events on the lives of women in Afghanistan. In writing Letters to My Daughters, Fawzia has created a fresh take on Afghan society and Islam, and a gripping account of a life lived under the most harrowing of circumstances. Fawzia is the nineteenth child of twenty-three in a family with seven wives. Her father was an incorruptible politician strongly attached to Afghan tradition. When he was murdered by the Mujahedeen, Fawzia's illiterate mother escaped with her children and decided to send the ten-year-old Fawzia to school. As the civil war raged, Fawzia dodged bullets and snipers to attend class, determined to be the first person in her family to receive an education. Fawzia went on to marry a man she loved, and they had two cherished daughters, Shohra and Shaharzad. Sadly, the arrival of the Taliban spelled an end to Fawzia's freedom. Outraged and deeply saddened by the injustice she saw around her, and by the tainting of her Islamic faith, she discovered politics for herself, following in her father's footsteps. Tragically, this choice has lead to security threats to her life by Islamic extremists. Thus, Letters to My Daughters is not only a record of her life, but also acts as a literal letter through which Fawzia can pass on her wisdom about justice and dignity to her daughters, not knowing for how long she will survive such attacks.
Author: Charnell Anglin
Category: Family & Relationships
The relationship between a mother and daughter can be influential in so many ways. Becoming a mother is something most little girls often dream about when they are younger. Charnell had this same dream and prayed for this very blessing. At the age of twenty-six, her prayers were answered, and her daughter is everything that she hoped and dreamed. Throughout the journey of raising her daughter, Charnell has realized that there will come a time when she will no longer be here physically with her daughter. In the world we live in today, there are so many young mothers being taken away from their children due to illnesses or sudden tragic events. Reading or hearing about these sad stories brought so much pain and fear that Charnell wanted to prepare for all of the possibilities that could occur. Therefore, Charnell decided to write short letters to her daughter. Her daughter will have access to these letters anytime as they will serve as a constant reminder of Mommys love. But while Charnell is still here, she hopes to teach her daughter as much as she knows and to love her as much as she can. In these letters, you will find love, guidance, and peace! May you pass these letters on to your children or even create your very own!
Or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails
Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL EDITION
Category: Business & Economics
In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics. Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important—and difficult—audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk. Finally, he discusses the inability of market-driven policies to address the rapidly declining health of the planet his daughter’s generation stands to inherit. Throughout, Varoufakis wears his expertise lightly. He writes as a parent whose aim is to instruct his daughter on the fundamental questions of our age—and through that knowledge, to equip her against the failures and obfuscations of our current system and point the way toward a more democratic alternative.
The Story of How One Family Overcame Tragedy and Loss
Author: Tim Orr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The only thing predictable about life is its constant unpredictability. One moment you could be living the American Dream; the next, you could be immersed in grief. Regardless of where life takes you, it's important to maintain faith in God. Tim Orr's life came crashing down when his wife passed away, leaving him to raise his young daughter by himself. However, an immovable faith in God guided him through the heartbreak, and he and his daughter found a new way forward. In Letters to My Daughter, Orr tells the story of how he escaped a life of sin and depression and found one of faith and happiness. He and his wife had many wonderful years together and completed their family with Faith, a young daughter with Down syndrome. When Faith's mother passed away, Orr wrote poignant yet comforting letters to prepare Faith for life without her mother. Though difficult to accept, tragedy is a part of life. Letters to My Daughter proves that the love of family and God can help us rise from the deepest pits of despair to the great heights of hope.
A Collection of Short Stories and Poems about Love, Pride, and Identity
Author: Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin's Letter's to My Daughter is one woman's testimony about gender, love, family, and the importance of creating a legacy that one can be proud of. Infused with cultural anecdotes and life lessons, Letters to My Daughter is an open letter to not only her daughter, but to all young people in search of self-love, pride, and identity. Letters to My Daughter is a 2014 International Latino Book Award Finalist for Best Poetry Book - English. Winners will be announced June 2014 in Las Vegas. "Love is taught and pride is instilled. It is what we carry with us every day of our lives."- Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
A Father Writes about Torah and the Jewish Woman
Author: Walter Orenstein
Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
Through a series of letters from a father to his college-age daughter, Dr. Walter Orenstein traces the role and the history of women in the Torah and shows, through text and commentary, that in traditional Jewish society the status of women is equal to that of men, though their function is often quite different. Letters to My Daughter: A Father Writes about Torah and the Jewish Woman introduces the reader to the Oral Law, to the exciting realm of Halakhah, and to some of the essential principles of Jewish philosophy. Although this work is addressed to a college student, it is meant for all women and men regardless of their backgrounds. Those who have a limited background in Jewish studies and seek an understanding of the principles of Jewish belief and the way that these principles impact upon her or his life will find this book a useful beginning to the world of Jewish scholarship. Those students whose Jewish education has taken them far beyond the rudiments of Torah knowledge but who are concerned with the status of women in Orthodox Judaism and lack the training to probe the sources on their own will find this book enlightening. This book also addresses itself to the Jewish man or woman who was raised in the secular world but who now searches for truth, meaning, and purpose in the Torah, hoping that its words will provide spiritual guidance, personal insight, and divine wisdom.