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

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

Current price: $16.49
Publication Date: May 12th, 1993
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
ISBN:
9780060975463
Pages:
112
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Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"This book is from the heart of a woman who practices each lesson she preaches. It struck a deep chord in me as a mother trying to raise a daughter in difficult times."  — Hillary Clinton

The Measure of Our Success is a book to turn lives around: a compassionate message for parents trying to raise moral children, a tough and searching book that ought to be required reading for every young American.

The book speaks powerfully to the author's three sons about the mothering Marian Wright Edelman gave them—mothering, she explains, that could not ignore other people's children who were in greater need. In the book's centerpiece, "Twenty-Five Lessons for Life," we're invited to listen as a loving and extraordinarily committed mother gives her children lessons to live by. 

The Measure of Our Success is an open letter to all America, and a timely message of hope and purpose for everyone.

About the Author

Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and eight other books. She is the winner of many awards for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, a Heinz Award, and a Niebuhr Award. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings. Edelman is a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School. She and her husband live in Washington, DC, and have three children and four grandchildren.

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

"This book is from the heart of a woman who practices each lesson she preaches. It struck a deep chord in me as a mother trying to raise a daughter in difficult times." — Hillary Clinton

"Every parent and every child should read this book to each other." — T. Berry Brazleton, M.D.

"A celebration of the family, a benediction to the young, and an invocation to the nation's conscience." — Jonathan Kozol

"I hope I am the first of many gratified readers to thank you, Marian Wright Edelman, for this fine book." — Maya Angelou

"A magnificient blueprint for living." — Ann Landers

"A touching and compelling personal affirmation from one of this nation's most important moral leaders." — Robert Coles