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Navigating Life - Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me

Margaux Bergen

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"I absolutely loved this beautiful book! It's wise, wry, bracingly honest and so gripping I couldn't put it down. Clearly whip smart, Margaux Bergen has one of those rare voices that pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading." - Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother An inspiring, piercingly honest user's guide to life, written for the author's daughter and given to her on her first day of college, reflecting tough lessons about family, work, and marriage. You learn a few useful things at school--the three Rs come in handy, and it's good to know how to perform under pressure and wait your turn--but most of what matters, what makes you into a functioning human being, able to hold your own in conversation, find your path, know what to avoid in relationships and secure a meaningful job, no teacher will ever tell you. This diamond-sharp, gut-punchingly honest book of hard-earned wisdom is one mother's effort to equip her daughter for survival in the real world. Margaux Bergen began writing this book when her daughter Charlotte turned nine and gave it to her right after graduation from high school, when she was setting off for her first day of college. "I am not writing this to groom or guide you to professional or academic success," she writes. "My goal is rather to give you tools that might help you engage with the world and flourish. . . . Think of this as a kind of developing bath-time wisdom." Wise, heartbreakingly funny, and resonantly true, Navigating Life has invaluable lessons for students of life of all ages. It will challenge you to lead a more meaningful life and to tackle the bumps along the way with grace, grit, style, and ingenuity. What The Blessings of a Skinned Knee did for the early years of parenting, Navigating Life does for the next, far more perilous chapter, when new graduates are cast out on the high seas and have to learn to swim and find their way by themselves. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 39m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:30