This I Believe

This I Believe

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing ...

Author: Jay Allison

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429918454

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.
Categories: Literary Collections

This I Believe II

This I Believe II

Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.

Author: Jay Allison

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429933834

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventyfive essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others, This I Believe II, like the first New York Times bestselling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays. Included are Sister Helen Prejean writing about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions, singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writing about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writing about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. Readers will also find wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change. Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.
Categories: Literary Collections

This I Believe

This I Believe

"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans—from the famous to the ...

Author: Jay Allison

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805086587

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring many renowned contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.
Categories: Literary Collections

This I Believe

This I Believe

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins with the book's title.

Author: Jay Allison

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 1593979789

Category: Literary Collections

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Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.
Categories: Literary Collections

This I Believe

This I Believe

The personal philosophies of remarkable men and women. A collection of essays by Americans, including Colin Powell, Bill Gates, and John Updike, in which the authors explore their personal beliefs.

Author:

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ISBN: LCCN:53014364

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 233

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The personal philosophies of remarkable men and women. A collection of essays by Americans, including Colin Powell, Bill Gates, and John Updike, in which the authors explore their personal beliefs.
Categories: Conduct of life

CLASH

CLASH

This I believe II: The personal philosophies of remarkable men and women. New
York, NY: Henry Holt. Alvermann, D. E., Moon, J. S., & Hagood, M.C. (1999).
Popular culture in the classroom: Teaching and researching critical media
literacy.

Author: Sandra Vavra

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617355196

Category: Education

Page: 313

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This book offers ideas that secondary teachers, university content faculty, and teacher educators can use to challenge traditional literacy practices and demonstrate creative, innovative ways of incorporating new literacies into the classroom, all within a strong theoretical framework. Teachers are trying to catch up to the new challenges of the twentyfirst century. It is a superheroic feat that must be achieved if education is to stay relevant and viable. There is a lot of zip, bam, whap, and wow in the fastpaced, social networking, technological world, but not so much in the often laboriously slowpaced educational world. Where is the balance? How do teachers and students learn together, since one group has seasoned wisdom with limited technological knowhow and the other uses all the cool new tools, but not in the service of learning? These are some important issues to consider in finding the balance in an unstable, fastmoving, everchanging world. This book is practical and useful to literacy teachers, teacher educators, and university faculty by bringing together the expertise of composition/rhetoric researchers and writers, literacy specialists, technology specialists, and teachers who are on the cutting edge of new literacies.
Categories: Education

Thinking to Transform Companion Manual

Thinking to Transform Companion Manual

Beliefs: Based on an NPR series by the same name, This I Believe: The Personal
Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (Allison & Gediman, 2006) essays
are short enough to be read in a few minutes. After reading a few excerpts, ...

Author: Jillian M. Volpe White

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641138963

Category: Education

Page: 109

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Through courses, internships, community engagement, social organizations, and daily interactions with others, every day we accumulate experiences; however, learning does not happen through experience but from reflection on experiences. This manual provides guidance for facilitating reflection in leadership learning and features over 50 activities from 52 reflective leadership educators. Guided by a framework for reflection in leadership learning, we focus on six methods for reflection: contemplative, creative, digital, discussion, narrative, and written. Through prioritizing time, holding space, and asking questions that challenge assumptions, educators facilitate reflection in leadership learning. This intentional focus on making meaning of leadership processes enhances the capacity of learners to work collaboratively for change.
Categories: Education

The Contemplative Practitioner

The Contemplative Practitioner

Learning, 77–80. Hadot, Pierre. 2002. What Is Ancient Philosophy? Cambridge,
MA: Harvard University Press. Hall, Debbie. 2007. I Believe in Presence. In This I
Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, eds.

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442668140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 565

Meditation is a simple and practical activity that can enrich our lives and work in innumerable ways. It allows us to connect more deeply to ourselves and others and to the environment. In this book, John P. Miller, an expert in the field of holistic education, looks at mediation and how it can be integrated into one’s work and daily life. Twenty years after it was first published, Miller’s book remains one of the best guides to applying contemplative practice, covering a variety of theoretical, empirical, historical, and cross-cultural approaches. For this new edition, Miller has updated the text to reflect the growth of the mindfulness movement, new research into the brain, and his years of experience teaching and practising contemplation in teacher education. Whether one is interested in exploring how meditation can be used in the classroom or the workplace, or simply seeking to integrate it into one’s personal life, The Contemplative Practitioner is the perfect companion.
Categories: Business & Economics

Gratitude Works

Gratitude Works

Personal communication (March 2008). 4. Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The
Learning Curve of Gratitude,” in Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds., This I
Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (New York:
Holt, 2007), ...

Author: Robert A. Emmons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118420850

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life Recent dramatic advances in our understanding of gratitude have changed the question from "does gratitude work?" to "how do we get more of it?" This book explores evidence-based practices in a compelling and accessible way and provides a step-by-step guide to cultivating gratitude in their lives. Gratitude Works! also shows how religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions validate the greatest insights of science about gratitude. New book from Robert Emmons the bestselling author of Thanks Filled with practical tips for fostering gratitude as a way of life Includes scientific research as well as religious and philosophical insights to show how gratitude can work in our lives From Robert Emmons, the bestselling author of Thanks, comes a resource for cultivating a life of gratitude practices.
Categories: Religion

Beyond Wealth

Beyond Wealth

This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. New
York: Holt Paperbacks, 2007. Allen, James. The Wisdom of James Allen:
Including As a Man Thinketh, The Path to Prosperity, The Mastery of Destiny, The
Way ...

Author: Alexander Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118078341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 638

It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is the antidote. New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takes things right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time. Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge is not any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live." Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to think about what it means to live "the good life." And the answers found here, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and Stephen Hawking, will both surprise and delight you. Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the most important aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book is both a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed to ennoble, uplift and inspire.
Categories: Business & Economics

Die Strasse der lsardinen

Die Strasse der   lsardinen

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:73716825

Category: German language materials

Page: 184

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Categories: German language materials

Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection

First highlighting the Greek philosopher Epicurus , the Roman Stoic Seneca and
medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al ... references 171 Ethical systems This I
believe ; the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women ; edited by ...

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Midnight Philosophies

The Midnight Philosophies

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO THINK; IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON AND WHEN THERE ARE NO SEASONS. THEY THINK. This book is a compilation of thoughts and philosophies that have crept to my mind in my midnight hours.

Author: Marricke Kofi Gane

Publisher:

ISBN: 190932602X

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Page: 176

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THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO THINK; IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON AND WHEN THERE ARE NO SEASONS. THEY THINK. This book is a compilation of thoughts and philosophies that have crept to my mind in my midnight hours. Some I have lived, others I barely fathom. WHY THEY COME TO ME, I CANNOT EXPLAIN - PERHAPS BECAUSE I SIT AT THE PILLARS OF MY MIND DAILY TO OPEN ITS GATES TO REASON. ******************************************************************************** Proverbs, wise sayings, Afrocentrism, everyday wisdom, everyday philosophies, African Philosophy, Africa Rising, Critical Thinking, African Mentality, Christian Philosophy, Pythagoras, Confucius, Heracleitus, Parmenides, Zeno of Elea, Socrates, Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Mencius, Zhuangzi, Pyrrhon of Elis, Epicurus, Zeno of Citium, Philo Judaeus, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Nagarjuna, Plotinus, Sextus Empiricus, Saint Augustine, Hypatia, Anicius Manlius, Severinus, Boethius, Avicenna, Ibn Gabirol, Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Peter Abelard, Zhu Xi, Moses Maimonides, The Philosophy Book, Will Buckingham, Douglas Burnham, Philosophy, 100 Essential Thinkers, The Ideas That Have Shaped Our World, Philip Stokes, The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You, Johnny Truant, Philosophy 101, From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought, Paul Kleinman, An Introduction to Philosophy, by George Stuart Fullerton, Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche, The Story of Philosophy, The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest, Will Durant, The History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar - Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems Paperback, Jules Evans, Philosophy David Papineau, Philosophy, A Very Short Introduction Paperback, Edward Craig, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, Meditations - Marcus Aurelius, The Problems of Philosophy, Bertrand Russell, This I Believe, The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women - Jay Allison, Dan Gediman, The Art of War - Sun Tzu, Philosophy For Dummies - Tom Morris, The Republic - Plato, African Philosophy, The Pharaonic Period - Theophile Obenga, African Religions & Philosophy - John S. Mbiti, The Egyptian Philosophers, Ancient African Voices from Imhotep to Akhenaten - Molefi Kente Asante, Message to the People, The Course of African Philosophy - Marcus Garvey, African Friends and Money Matters, Observations from Africa - David E. Maranz, Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey - Bob Blaisdell
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Prayer , to Yancey , has many This I Believe : The Personal Philosophies of styles
and purposes , e.g. , lament , gratitude , Remarkable Men and Women . Holt .
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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

This collection provides a variety of perspectives on forgiveness from many talented authors, including Henri Nouwen, Wendy Wright, Flora Wuellner and Marjorie Thompson.

Author: Amy Lyles Wilson

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 083589956X

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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Forgiving does not mean acting as if we haven't been wronged. That is dishonest and unhealthy. Instead, it involves making peace with past hurts so we can embrace the future. This collection provides a variety of perspectives on forgiveness from many talented authors, including Henri Nouwen, Wendy Wright, Flora Wuellner and Marjorie Thompson. On the journey through Forgiveness, toward ap lace of healing, these authors share ten insights that offer hope to the wounded world around us, via the act of forgiveness.
Categories: Religion

Compassion

Compassion

In this volume readers will find ten different paths to enhancing their capacity to care.

Author: Amy Lyles Wilson

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 0835899551

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 416

To be vulnerable and open, to embrace the fear and woundedness in ourselves and others is the way of compassion. Writers as varied as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wendy Wright, Robert Corin Morris and Mary Rose O'Reily urge readers to appreciate the gift that compassion offers. In this volume readers will find ten different paths to enhancing their capacity to care.
Categories: Religion

Hope

Hope

They cannot, because hope is the very heart of a human being." Michael Downey "Hope is precisely what we have when we do not have something. Hope is not the same thing as optimism that things will go our way, or turn out well.

Author: Amy Lyles Wilson

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 1935205080

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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Trouble comes to us all, if we live long enough: the loss of a loved one, an unexpected illness, random violence, loss of a job or a sense of our worth. Everyone will know heartache sometime. But the painful experience comes with a choice: will we stay stuck in the present in our despair, or will we choose to hope in the God who has rescued us so many times before? In Hope: It's More Than Wishful Thinking, contributors including Parker Palmer, Walter Brueggemann, Joan Chittister and Jim Wallis persuade us that hope is not just for the afterlife, but is also a part of our life now. Christian hope helps us trust that we'll survive our dark days. It reminds us that just as God has been with us before, God will remain with us forever. QUOTES: "What I have come to see is that there is nothing more important to human beings than hope. . . . People usually do not survive long without hope. They cannot, because hope is the very heart of a human being." Michael Downey "Hope is precisely what we have when we do not have something. Hope is not the same thing as optimism that things will go our way, or turn out well. It is rather the certainty that something makes sense, is worth the cost, regardless of how it might turn out." Michael Downey "When tragedy strikes, when trouble comes, when life disappoints us, we stand at the crossroads between hope and despair, torn and hurting. Despair cements us in the present. Hope sends us dancing around dark corners trusting in a tomorrow we cannot see because of the multiple pasts of life which we cannot forget." Joan Chittister
Categories: Religion

Y all Come Over

Y all Come Over

Join Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson as they once again take us to Luckettville to meet the talented downhome hostesses who’ve said, “Y’all come over” a time or two in their day.

Author: Patsy Caldwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604851

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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The best recipes for entertaining, straight from the South’s most charming imaginary everytown? Sure, there are major milestones that demand the fine china and fresh flowers. But in the South no special occasion is needed to throw open the front door, set up a buffet line down the kitchen counter, and welcome your nearest and dearest over for the sort of meal they won’t soon forget. Join Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson as they once again take us to Luckettville to meet the talented downhome hostesses who’ve said, “Y’all come over” a time or two in their day. You’ll get the perfect menu suggestions for just about every occasion a Southern entertainer might encounter—soups to ladle up during the big game, savory meats to toss on the grill for those summer picnics, and sweets to regale the crowd with during those last six weeks of the year. Recipes include: Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes Blackberry Lemonade Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes Good Neighbor Chicken Fiesta Soup Get inspired to make your kitchen a place where friends and family will look forward to landing. All that’s left to do is say it—“Y’all come over!”
Categories: Cooking

Bless Your Heart

Bless Your Heart

No matter the particular moment of life you encounter, this is your go-to encyclopedia of Southern cooking and traditions around the table. Bless Your Heart will do just that.

Author: Patsy Caldwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401601157

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 560

What would the South be without deviled eggs at the church potluck? Can you even begin to imagine a family reunion where nobody remembered to make the baked beans and sweet tea? Is it possible to celebrate a major holiday without crunchy sweet potato casserole on the buffet table? Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson don’t think so, either. Indeed, every occasion in the South comes with its own essential menu, and they’re all here in this collection of time-honored favorites. Want to show your team pride with the spread at your next tailgating bash? Patsy and Amy have got you covered with desserts that boast every color in the SEC. No matter the particular moment of life you encounter, this is your go-to encyclopedia of Southern cooking and traditions around the table. Bless Your Heart will do just that. These recipes are proven to comfort and satisfy your family and the people who may as well be kin. Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party, or one of life’s unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South. Lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson understand the craft of Southern cooking, and how few things are as nurturing as a meal lovingly prepared in the traditions of the South. There’s a recipe here for every situation in which a Southerner may find herself. From book clubs to baby showers, Patsy and Amy know exactly what flavors perfectly complement any of life’s occasions. You’ll enjoy the familiar stories of traditions in Dixie along the way, and no doubt pick up a new idea or two of ways to celebrate Southern culture, nourish your loved ones, and make new memories. Endorsements: “Bless your hearts, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson, for trying to save the world one covered dish at a time. If we truly could eat our way to paradise, this collection of heavenly recipes would be just the ticket to get us there—and what a way to go!” —JOHN EGERTON, author of Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History
Categories: Cooking