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Let me tell you what I've learned": Texas Wisewomen Speak (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

Pierce, PJ

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ISBN 10: 0292765932 / ISBN 13: 9780292765931
Editorial: U.S.A.: University of Texas Press, 2002
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Limestone Books (Austin, TX, Estados Unidos de America)

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NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author on title page and dated in year of publication. Forward by Liz Carpenter and signed by her as well. 302 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 12251

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Título: Let me tell you what I've learned": Texas ...

Editorial: U.S.A.: University of Texas Press

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Barbara Jordan spoke for many Texas women when she told a reporter, "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit." Indeed, the sense of limitless possibilities has inspired countless Texas women—sometimes in the face of daunting obstacles—to build lives rich in work, family, friends, faith, and community involvement.

In this collection of interviews conducted by PJ Pierce, twenty-five Texas women ranging in age from 53 to 93 share the wisdom they've acquired through living unconventional lives. Responding to the question "What have you found that really matters about life?" they offer keen insights into motherhood, career challenges, being a minority, marriage and widowhood, anger, assertiveness, managing change, persevering, power, speaking out, fashioning success from failure, writing your own job description, loving a younger man, and recognizing opportunities disguised as disaster—to name only a few of their topics. In her introduction, Pierce describes how she came to write the book and how she chose her subjects to represent a cross-section of career paths and ethnic groups and all geographic areas of Texas. A topical index makes it easy to compare several women's views on a given subject.

About the Author:

PJ PIERCE is a freelance writer in Austin, Texas.

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