Second Thoughts on a Secret Life
By (author) Robert Fulghum
Second Thoughts on a Secret Life by Robert Fulghum
Book DescriptionIf I was absolutely certain about all things, I would spend my life in anxious misery, fearful of losing my way. But since everything and anything is always possible, the miraculous is always nearby and wonders shall never, ever cease. I believe that human freedom may be stated in one term, which serves as a little brick propping open the door of existence: Maybe. Such is the philosophy that has built Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, and Uh-Oh into international bestsellers. His first book of wit and wisdom, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, occupied the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list for some 96 weeks. It was also number one in Ivy paperback, spent 133 weeks on the New York Times list, and has achieved the status of a contemporary classic. It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, his second book, also soared to instant success, becoming part of publishing history by seizing the New York Times' top hardcover slot while Kindergarten remained a simultaneous hardcover and paperback bestseller. Uh-Oh, another number one bestseller, also reflects on the wonders of everyday life. Fulghum's books radiate a spiritual, yet down-to-earth universality that has made his writing appealing to readers in twenty-four languages; his books are distributed in ninety-three countries. To those modern classics, he now adds Maybe (Maybe Not), his wisest and most entertaining work to date. Opting for constant surprise, he continues to amuse and inspire with enlightenment encountered in the most unexpected ways and places. Consider Fulghum's thoughts on the secret life (that nonstop epic playinginside our heads, where all our best-laid dreams are hatched), on barbershop mythology, the shifting significance of nicknames over the course of a lifetime, or the circumstances of one's own conception. Contemplate along with him the revelations afforded by ironing a shirt, a rousi
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804111157
(178mm x 114mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Ivy Books,U.S.
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Fulghum
What on Earth Have I Done?, Paperback / softback (October 2008)
The bestselling author of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten" extolls the virtues of simple pleasures and human kindness as cures for a chaotic world. He shows readers the wonders of everyday living and appreciating the people in our lives.
It Was on Fire When I Lay down on it, Paperback (June 1991)
The author presents a collection of observations and comments that range from an account of a disastrous Christmas pageant to travelogues.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Paperback (October 1990)» View all books by Robert Fulghum
This is a collection of Robert Fulghum's favourite observations, written over the years, that reveal simple truths about small lives with big meanings.
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