Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.18 × 5.95 × 0.71 in
Published: May 15, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446526126
ISBN - 13: 9780446526128
From the Publisher
Award-winning broadcast journalist and NBC anchor-woman Maria Shriver reveals the lessons she has learned that have guided her journey as a career woman, wife and mother.
From Our Editors
World-renowned journalist Maria Shriver shares her reflections, advice and hard earned lessons to graduates who are ready to leave school and enter the real world in Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Into The Real World. This book is a wonderful, inspirational guide covering everything from pinpointing your passion to facing that terrifying question, what have I been put on this Earth to do? Drawing from her own experiences, Shriver discusses starting at the bottom, dealing with and learning from the boss from hell, carving out your own future and creating that necessary balance between career and family life. The advice in this book is helpful, thought- provoking and an attempt to spare readers from the painful lessons that Shriver learned the hard way.
In a book based on a speech she made, Shriver tells of her introduction to the workforce after finishing college. She knows exactly what she wants, goes for it and gets it -- surprise! She gets a bit of flack, but what can you expect with an attitude of "don't hate me because I'm rich, famous, beautiful, talented and I do have great hair." Finally, motherhood kicks in and a new person emerges. I skipped pages and didn't miss anything. You should skip it too.