All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things

Book - 1988 | First edition
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Random House, Inc.
A book to raise the spirits and warm the heart. Includes the famous Kindergarten essay that was read on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Baker & Taylor
The Unitarian minister reflects on America and its diverse peoples, everyday wisdoms, kindnesses, and joys, and everyday life's large meanings

Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 1988
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780394571027
Branch Call Number: 128 F963a
Characteristics: ix, 196 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 07, 2016

This is overall a quick, light and enjoyable read. As you would expect, some of the essays are better than others. For me, the hits outnumber the misses. Robert Fulghum was a Unitarian parish minister for 22 years, so you can expect a Christian point of view and some references to God and faith; I mention that since it might be a draw for some and a deterrent for others. I have the original version and have not yet read the expanded editions.

Jul 28, 2015

An absolutely wonderful read! I finished this book in 3hrs and loved every minute of it! Fulghum is a great story teller and provides a different way of thinking about ordinary every day things. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Jun 06, 2015

25 years later - I still LOVE this book and would recommend it again :)

crankylibrarian Apr 28, 2013

I know, I's facile, simplistic and teeth-gratingly homey, yet Fulghum's humor and quiet observations of human foibles strike a chord.

Jul 18, 2012

The lesson to be learned from this self help book is based on the importance of observing the world around us. In a number of short observations about how we are different from each other we are told how important it is to consider the well being of others. If you take one thing away from this book it might be a good thing for each of us to start making a list of positive ways to view the world in order to show respect for our fellow man/woman.

May 15, 2011

Really cute and funny stories.

Nov 14, 2009

Eloquent phrases and heartwarming anecdotes.


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Jul 28, 2015

"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be."


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