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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten



ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN began as Robert Fulghum's attempt to write a simple credo. In his capacity as a Unitarian minister, he shared his statement of belief with his congregation, then read it at a primary school celebration. As fate would have it, Washington's Senator Dan Evans was in the audience. Impressed and touched by what he had heard, he requested a copy of Robert Fulghum's speech and took it back with him to Washington, D.C., where it was eventually read into the Congressional Record. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN made its way from Washington to the "Kansas City Times", which ran Robert Fulghum's observations in its Sunday edition. The response was overwhelming.

The snowball of enthusiasm keeps building. Portions of the piece were printed in "Dear Abby" and "Reader's Digest". Paul Harvey and Larry King read it to millions on their radio shows and Southwestern Bell sold hundreds of thousands of copies as a poster to its customers. Robert Fulghum's simple credo was photocopied, sent to loved ones and posted on bulletin boards at schools throughout the country.

Now Robert Fulghum has collected his favorite observations, written over the years, for this book. They reflect one man's vision of the wonder of everyday life. His writing has a clarity and power that touch virtually everyone who reads his work.

You'll find few celebrities in these pages. Instead, you'll find the truth in everyday form---in the shoe repairman who leaves cookies in the shoes he can't fix. In the homely Indian who becomes beautiful when he dances, in the small deaf boy who wants to rake Fulghum's leaves. Robert Fulghum writes with with and insight about small lives with big meanings, you pause to reflect on your own life. Reading EVERYTHING I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN will leave you wiser, gentler and feeling good. Robert Fulghum's marvelous book is a genuine work of inspiration for people of all ages and all faiths.


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Condition: Used - Like New, Dust jacket is slightly worn on the edges. Inside is very good. Inside page has a dedication from a family or friend.
ISBN: 9780394571027
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 1990

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 November, 2013.

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