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Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World | [Maria Shriver]

Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World

Imagine postponing an interview with Fidel Castro to take your daughter to her first day of kindergarten? That's exactly what Maria Shriver did. As a woman who has mastered the balancing act between career and parenting, she shares the lessons she has learned along the way in this audio program.
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Imagine postponing an interview with Fidel Castro to take your daughter to her first day of kindergarten? That's exactly what Maria Shriver did. As a woman who has mastered the balancing act between career and parenting, she shares the lessons she has learned along the way in this audio program. With the tone of a trusting and trusted friend, Shriver boldly touches on such subjects as: the price we pay for giving in to our fears, as well as the relief we feel when we finally face them; the humiliation of swallowing our ego so that we can learn from an abusive experience; the rewards of taking risks and the pain of failure; the joy of finding someone we can love and the limitations of every relationship; how it's never too late to tap the wisdom of others, even our own parents; and the importance of taking what we do seriously without taking ourselves too seriously. Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World was expanded from Shriver's acclaimed College of the Holy Cross commencement address.

©2000 by Maria Shriver, All Rights Reserved; (P) and © 2000 by Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    Deena Nashville, TN, United States 03-13-04
    Deena Nashville, TN, United States 03-13-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Terrific Listen!"

    I just finished this book and made my husband listen to the first part. Besides knowing Maria's name, family, Arnold, and her TV personality....I really found I knew very little about her. She's a very brilliant and hard working woman and NOT a "spoiled Kennedy kid!" The list of "Ten Things" is excellent and things I wish I would have known too. I have two neices graduating from high school this year and plan to buy copies of this book for both of them. A great, but short (2:30) listen!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Woodbridge, NJ, United States 01-02-12
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    What disappointed you about Ten Things I Wish I'd Known - Before I Went Out into the Real World?

    seems like common sense


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maria Shriver again?

    maybe


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    sure some of the advice was good but a little redunant!

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    "A GREAT START!!"

    What a good listen for anyone who is starting out with life, marriage or everything in between. After reading the reviews and hearing about it for so long, I decided to give it a try for myself and did not regret it. I found this read to be uplifting in some of the chapters and helpful.

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    Jodi St. Peter, MN, USA 02-12-07
    Jodi St. Peter, MN, USA 02-12-07
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    This was really fun to listen to. I listened while out on my walks!

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    Franka Giesbeek, N/A, Netherlands 12-31-05
    Franka Giesbeek, N/A, Netherlands 12-31-05
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    Great book! Loved every minute of it. So much is true, and I do wish somebody told me half of what Maria does when I graduated.

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