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Graduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behind and beginning the rest of her life. She is also leaving her mother's protective circle of love and guidance. One of the greatest gifts a mother can give her daughter at this pivotal moment in her life is good counsel. In "And One More Thing Before You Go..."Maria Shriver, bestsellinGraduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behind and beginning the rest of her life. She is also leaving her mother's protective circle of love and guidance. One of the greatest gifts a mother can give her daughter at this pivotal moment in her life is good counsel. In "And One More Thing Before You Go..."Maria Shriver, bestselling author, acclaimed journalist, First Lady of California, and mother of two daughters, provides a loving and heartfelt guide for girls as they go off to college.Expanded from a speech given to her young friend Ally's graduating class, Maria writes as a wiser, more experienced girlfriend, but also as both the daughter of a mother whose advice she still seeks and as the mother of daughters for whom she wishes a fulfilling and happy life. In this stirring and inspiring guide, Maria talks to young women about how to find abundance and emotional richness, and how not to overlook life's most special gifts. Her ten rules -- told in a witty and poignant anecdotal style -- offer a firm grasp on what's really important in life."And One More Thing Before You Go..."is a book that transcends age groups, a book that will make you laugh, cry, and open your eyes to a new way of looking at life. Thoughtful, compassionate, and above all, filled with love, "And One More Thing Before You Go..."is a book that will make every mother cry and every daughter stop and think about her mother's words....

Title : And One More Thing Before You Go...
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ISBN : 9780743281010
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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And One More Thing Before You Go... Reviews

  • Rayni
    2019-03-27 13:07

    A loving and heartfelt guide for girls as they go off to college, expanded from a speech given at a high school seniors luncheon for mothers & daughters. This is a transcript of a speech that California's First Lady gave to a group of high school seniors & their mothers at a luncheon. She saysQuote:This is pretty much what I said that day - adding a little here and there, because after all, you've paid for it.What You Need to Know As You Leave Your Childhood - and Begin the Rest of Your LifeShe talks about courage, fear, learning from your mistakes, gratitude, curiousity, empty nest, forget mirrors & not to worry about their mothers, they'll just sit in the dark all alone.It was an excellent read, only 60 pages, but well worth reading.

  • Drew
    2019-03-10 12:54

    It's only a matter of months before I graduate high school and head off to college. God, sometimes I think it's scary...having to start all over again and find new friends again.Thankfully, I came across this book at a secondhand bookstore. I like Maria Shriver for her grace and resilience so there's no second guessing when I bought this book. And it didn't fail me. I've learned a lot of things from this book. One advice I vividly remember from this book goes something like this: "Break your mirrors...stop looking at yourself and start looking at others...". I believe that it was said by Maria's father, Sarge Shriver. This book is charming, witty and lovely. A good short read. :)

  • Pam
    2019-03-05 09:45

    Since I have a daughter graduating from high school in a few short weeks, I was looking for an appropriate gift to give to her and her closest friends. I found this book, which was developed by Maria Shriver after a talk she gave a graduation luncheon. After reading through it I can recommend it as an excellent gift to give any young woman graduating high school and preparing to go on to college. Their moms might enjoy it as well, since Maria offers some lovely insights into motherhood. 4 stars- I really liked it.

  • Rita Schmitz
    2019-03-06 10:08

    I bought this book as a gift for my neighbor but I read it first. She has just graduated from high school and eagerly awaiting to go off to college. The book is centered around a speech Maria Shriver gave to a graduating class. It is a heartwarming guide to daughters written from a mom's point of view as she points out what is important in life. The witty way it is written portrays the unique relationship between moms and their daughters.

  • Katie
    2019-03-23 12:53

    This is based on a speech Shriver gave to girls graduating from high school and their mothers. She has some really good general advice about life. Most things apply to everyone. I really liked the end where she shared the things the mothers wished their daughters knew as well as things the girls wished their mothers knew. Quick read. It was less than an hour on audio.

  • Joy
    2019-03-21 06:10

    I listended to this book on tape while I sewed. It is froma graduation talk M. Shriver gave. It has good advice onleaving home after high school graduation. She reminds herreaders to be kind to their mothers since this is an adjustmenttime for the mothers too. I appreciated any word on being kindto mothers.

  • Robin
    2019-03-27 08:02

    A nice, short, little read!Favorite quotes: "As you dive into your own future, remember this:If you feel afraid, it means you're alive. That's good. Now use it." p.20"Along with love, courage is what you need more than anything in this life. In tough times it tells you, 'I can go through this!" Even when it feels like you can't." p. 36

  • Jennifer Shirley
    2019-03-10 10:03

    I bought this book when if first came out, 2005, and kept it to share with my granddaughter when she graduates high school, which will be next spring. Hard to believe it is here so quickly. I pulled the book off the shelf and read it today. I still like the advice and will give it to her in a month or two.

  • Momruns5
    2019-03-08 06:52

    Has some good advice for a graduating senior. But I wish she hadn't tailored it just to girls. Most of the advice could be for either boy or girl. I think I will have Connor listen to parts of it. It made me cry in places because I'm going to miss Connor so much next year.

  • Kelley
    2019-03-19 11:01

    I also enjoyed this second installment and also saw her interview on Oprah with her mother which made me want to read both books. They are both upstanding individuals and a good example to any mother!!!

  • Lisa
    2019-02-28 08:05

    A quick read for the graduating girl in your life. Plenty of good sentiments and things girls, and I would argue boys, need to hear before they go out on their own. It made for good treadmill reading because it is light and short.

  • Adriana
    2019-03-09 07:59

    It probably means more to me because a teacher gave it to me with notes for me in it. Helped me a lot. Has some good points. Not something that would make me "addicted" or "want more" by any means. Once was enough to make an impact.

  • Bri Rinehart
    2019-03-08 08:52

    I love this book. I pretty much cried while reading it. It has some good advice - a great gift for a daughter as she heads off to college! I definitely plan on handing this book down. :]

  • Natalia
    2019-02-26 10:09

    I really liked and enjoyed this book. I finished the book in two days , I found this book inspiring. One of my favorite quotes from the book was " Well behaved women rarely make history."

  • Bobbie
    2019-03-27 09:12

    I really respect Maria Shriver. I never read any of her other books, and this book came into my hands accidentially; someone left it at work. Believe it or not it was left at work the day after it was announced that Maria and Arnold were separating. I like what she had to say - I've got 3 kids in college (my youngest is starting her junior year). I believe in the empty nest thing - I'm kind of living it.

  • Rahmadiyanti
    2019-02-25 11:01

    Buku tipis, pengembangan dari speech Maria, istrinya Arnold Suasanaseger (hehe) di wisuda kelulusan sekolah anaknya. Hari-hari belakangan saya memang lagi butuh banget buku-buku yang ringan, memotivasi, sekaligus perempuan banget! ;). So, buat saya buku ini meski nggak terlalu dalam, tapi nambah kekuatan dan inspirasi.

  • Jo
    2019-03-01 08:43

    Thanks Sandy for the referral - Alesha and I just listened and we smiled at the truths that she described... Loved the challenge to "do one thing every day that scares you..." It's good to feel the emotions of trying, learning, failing, trying again... It keeps us growing that's for sure!

  • Cindy Pierce
    2019-02-26 05:07

    Great gift for a young girl graduating high school.

  • M
    2019-03-19 10:47

    Touched my heart. Good book. Thanks Maria Shriver.

  • Jillian
    2019-03-10 10:53

    I have Maria Shriver's birthday so I have to confess that's the main reason I listened to this speech. It was sweet, but weak.

  • Amy
    2019-03-04 06:56

    Great for gifts for high school graduates

  • Kiara
    2019-03-15 08:05

    Nice. Inspirational wirting for life-changing moments. I realized I need to be more courageous.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-05 08:47

    It was sweet :)

  • janine
    2019-03-04 11:46

    A fun read for people of all ages in every stage of life.

  • Sandy T
    2019-03-16 10:49

    Good job, Maria!

  • Lisa
    2019-03-15 09:59

    There are better ways to use your time...

  • Patriciadubray
    2019-02-27 12:02

    A great gift for a new graduate. Love it. I found great respect and admiration for Maria Shriver and the woman and mother she is.

  • Morgan
    2019-03-01 08:57

    I really enjoyed this book just graduating from High school

  • Christine
    2019-03-11 08:05

    A very short read that I received as a gift -- great for a girl's graduation present!

  • Sue
    2019-03-10 08:52

    What a great thing to think about - I know my mom is just like that - "one more thing before you go"..