I first heard about this book when the lead singer from ‘ColdPlay’ was being interviewed on ‘Ellen and a few days later Jimmy Fallon also mentioned he had just read this book while he was recouping from his injured finger. They both said it was a book that had a very positive impact.
So I bought it as this is the type of book I like to read.
I have just finished reading it and it is very compelling. Its not a big book it is only 165 pages so won’t take long to read. I believe each person will take away some thing different from this book.
It is one that everybody should have in their library.
This book has been around for some time and is a riveting story about the life in the Nazi death camps and the spiritual lessons for their survival. Lessons that we can use today and how we choose to handle difficult times in our lives. It was first published in 1959 and been read by thousands.
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Maya Angelou writes beautiful books and do make great gifts.
With Christmas coming upon us very quickly I think every family should have at least one of her books in their library.
Great stories and great words of wisdom
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1. The doors in public buildings open outward to allow a large number of people quick exit in case of danger, such as fire. If the doors opened inward, people might pile up at the exit as everyone pushed to get through at once instead of stepping back to allow space for the door to be opened.
2. 100 years ago: Most women washed their hair only once a month using egg yolks for shampoo. Eggs cost about 10 cents per dozen. Cannabis and heroin were available over the counter at corner drugstores.Back then pharmacists said ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact– a perfect guardian of health.’ Pneumonia and influenza were the leading causes of death.
3. The reason why we nod our heads for “yes” and shake it for “no” was first explained by Charles Darwin. He related the gestures to a baby’s nursing habits. The nod, the forward head motion, is the breast-seeking pattern. Shaking the head from side to side – gesturing “no” – is a breast-rejecting motion. This is confirmed by the fact that a baby born deaf and blind will nod for yes and shake its head for no.
4. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
Another interesting source
5. Eggs are a symbol of new life that returns to nature at Easter Time. The custom of exchanging eggs began long before Easter was celebrated. It was the custom of Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans to whom the eggs was a symbol of new life. They exchanged eggs decorated in spring colors and believed that the Earth was hatched from an egg.
6. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.