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Download Never Forget: The Riveting Story of One Woman's Journey from Public Housing to the Corridors of Power epub

by Jacquelline Cobb Fuller,Kay Coles James

In an inspirational account of her life and humble beginnings, the White House official fondly remembers her childhood in the "projects" and offers readers her insights into poverty and racism. National ad/promo.
Download Never Forget: The Riveting Story of One Woman's Journey from Public Housing to the Corridors of Power epub
ISBN: 0310482003
ISBN13: 978-0310482000
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Jacquelline Cobb Fuller,Kay Coles James
Language: English
Publisher: Zondervan; First Edition edition (January 1, 1993)
Pages: 182 pages
ePUB size: 1918 kb
FB2 size: 1263 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 834
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Kay Coles James is an very special person with tenacity and energy that make her a role model. I enjoyed the book and eventually bought her book Transforming America which is an approach to the problems of minorities in this country. It offers solutions I admire and wish could be advanced to our government in a major way. A books worth reading.
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The self-congratulation starts with the title, which ignores the fact that the reader decides what's riveting. I'd give it a pass.
I read this book a couple decades ago when it first came out. I had heard Kay James speak a year or so earlier. Knowing that she was an inspiring speaker who had an inspiring story to tell, I bought the book, figuring that it would flesh out her story. I was not disappointed. Ms. James was an inspiring speaker. She was an even more inspiring storyteller.

"Never Forget" describes her ascent from her humble beginnings in the projects of Richmond, VA to the halls of power of Washington, DC, where she served as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Presidency of George H.W. Bush. During her rise to the top, she encountered prejudice and bigotry, but she never let this overcome her or make her bitter. Instead, drawing on the lessons she learned from her mother, who raised her to be a person of character and integrity, she persevered. Taking responsibility for her own actions, she became the successful person who was noticed and respected by many people in power, including President Bush.

Hers is a story worth telling. And it is definitely one worth reading.
Reading aloud to your children opens their eyes to new worlds. Even, in this case, to unknown worlds right next door. How does life look through the eyes of a bright young African-American woman, raised in a junkyard of broken hopes and frustrated dremas? How did the lessons in integrity learned in that environment carry her to a position of high visibility in the White House? How do you deal with the unintentional slights thoughtlessly handed out by the dominant culture, while yet retaining your own sweetness of spirit?
YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK by Kay Coles Jones. She tells of overcoming obstacles some of us can not even imagine. She is an inspiration to everyone.
Friends kept telling me they'd read this book long ago and loved it. So, I ordered it immediately when a hardback copy was listed on Amazon for 49 cents. It was worth ten times that price...