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Hardcover The Seventh Child: A Lucky Life Book

ISBN: 0375406204

ISBN13: 9780375406201

The Seventh Child: A Lucky Life

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Told with the irrepressible warmth and humor of a natural-born storyteller,The Seventh Childis the chronicle of a remarkable woman's life, and of three generations of an African-American family. The... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Thoughts and Stories of a Delightful Woman

I first saw Freddie Mae on Rosie O'Donnell. I thought she was an interesting "character". I throughly enjoyed this book. Freddie Mae tells us about her life growing up in the South and moving North to New York. She has some stories to tell! She tells it like it is. She made me laugh! The book is light, easy reading. I would love to talk with Freddie Mae. This is a book I would recommend as a gift.

Absolutely delightful (I GIVE IT TWENTY STARS!!!!!!!!!)

This is the most enjoyable and insightful book I've ever read!! This lady (Miss Baxter) has beaten all of the odds. She has inherent common sense, wit and skill. I admire extremely how she's led her life: being a good daughter, a good person, a natural born leader, mercy tempered with an abundance of common sense, family oriented, etc. I just wish she could live a second life to do all the things that were denied her in her youth and beyond. Miss Baxter is an Exhorter: this is a person who brings sunshine and hope into the lives of everyone she meets. If my life could be a third as full as hers, I would die happy! And I haven't forgotten Miss Gloria Bley Miller! Miss Miller: This looks like a labor of love to me. It is an excellent work. Thank you so much for taking it all down!!!!!!

Sassy and down home book worth reading

I read this book with utter delight. She tells it like it is and hold no punches. She tells of her life and some of her siblings while growing up economically poor but spiritually rich. She suffers the loss of her mother as a teenager and abandoned by her father in youth and still manages to hold on to wonderful values and doesn't make excuses like so many do today. She finds pleasure in the most simple things of life and doesn't demand a $125 dollar pair of Nike's shoes to be happy. If you can read this book do so, and let some of her richness rub off on you.

A very enjoyable, inspiring book.

I purchased this book after reading about it in The New York Times. Although it wasn't the type of book that I could not put down, it was something I enjoyed picking up every day. I found the first chapter hard to read; as I needed to get used to the author's southern dialect. Once I got past that, it was a joy to read. I found myself dog-earring pages that I felt that I would someday like to come back to for advice. I continued to find myself nodding my head saying, "yes, she is exactly right." I think what I was most impressed and ispired by is the simple fact that it taught me that each one of us has such an interesting story to tell. My eyes welled up with tears and I was covered in goosebumps when I read her opinion on lavish weddings. Having just been married and having the opinion that large, expensive, lavish weddings are a waste of money and money can be better spent on a home, I was thrilled when I read that opinion in her book.My current mission is to find the author and have her autograph my copy. I know we would be fast friends. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a simple, yet inspiring story of a hard working woman. She truly is a role model.

So Far So GOod

I have not finished this book,but what I read so far is very good. No, she wasn't famous but so what? Neither were the Delany sisters, but they became famous after all. We need these folks history because she is of a generation that are dying daily. There are only so many of us who could tell first hand about WW2, much less the Depression. I don't care if she is likeable or not, her story needs to be told...So far, it's alright by me.
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