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Book Corner- Author Maria Shriver

“You can’t change your past but you can control its effects on your future.”

Next up in the Book Corner is “Ten Things I Wish I’d known Before I Went Out Into the Real World” by Maria Shriver. Expanded from her highly regarded commencement address given at Holy Cross College, “Ten Things I Wish I’d known Before I Went Out Into the Real World” hones in on the overarching themes Shriver touched upon in that commencement address, including the importance of following one’s passion, the strength that comes from failure, and the compromises that are inevitable in marriage and parenthood. As a long-time admirer of Maria Shriver’s work in the news and documentary fields, I was thrilled to stumble upon this book and to learn that it is among six bestselling books written by Shriver. Shriver’s intelligence, integrity, strength, and desire to help women, children, and poverty-stricken individuals is what in part attracted me to choosing this book. I’m curious to learn what ten things this accomplished women wishes she had learned before embarking on the remarkable life she has led thus far. Are there things you wish you had learned prior to having stepped out into the real world? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Can’t wait to start and share my impressions of this book with you.


About musingsnyc

I'm a self-professed iOS app addict who loves reading, writing, surfing the Internet and my hometown, New York City. In 2000, I graduated from the City University of New York, Hunter College, with a degree in English (writing concentration) and Political Science. In August 2009, I received an online MBA degree with a specialization in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. For the past 8 years, I've worked as a Paralegal in the Immigration Law Unit of one of the largest not for profit law firms in New York City. Prior to my work as a Paralegal, I worked as a Traffic Coordinator and Assistant Account Executive in a New York City based Hispanic advertising agency. Throughout all of my different work and school experiences the one constant has been my love of writing. As long as I can remember, I have been jotting words down in notebooks, pieces of scrap paper, and just about any surface where ink would not dissolve. I have always been eager to share my thoughts and opinions about what is going on in the world and my personal life via writing. It would be a dream come true if I could channel my love and passion for writing into a full-time or freelance opportunity. My goal is to share my thoughts, opinions, life experiences in a thought- provoking and entertaining way with all that drop by. I love interacting with people and thus would love and greatly appreciate all feedback via the comments section of this blog.

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