The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom by Sarah Louise Delany

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Since the Delany Sisters took America by storm with their national bestseller, Having Our Say, they have been besieged by requests for readers for more. In their new book the ladies provide a lifetime of wisdom and examples designed to enlighten every person seeking to live long and well.
 

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Sarah Louise (Sadie) Delany was born in 1889. Her father was a former slave and her mother's parents were a free African American woman and a white Virginia farmer. Sarah Delany had nine siblings, including her sister, Elizabeth, born in 1891, with whom she co-authored Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. The book chronicles the story of their well-lived lives with wit and wisdom. It begins with an idyllic childhood in North Carolina where their father was the principal of St. Augustine's School. The legislation of Jim Crow laws prompted their move to Harlem. Sarah Delany attended Pratt College, becoming a high school teacher, and Elizabeth Delany attended Columbia University, becoming a dentist. The sisters experienced most of the 20th century and describe major events such as the struggle for Civil Rights and their feelings about it. Delany has also coauthored The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom and On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life Without Bessie, written following the death of her sister. Delany received her degree in dentistry from Columbia University and was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York City. The author of The New York Times bestseller "Having Our Story: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years".
 
Published November 1, 1994 by Kodansha America. 133 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In this remarkable and charming oral history, two lively and perspicacious sisters, aged 101 and 103, reflect on their rich family life and their careers as pioneering African American professionals.

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An inspirational and delightful guidebook on how to live long and well, written by feisty centenarian sisters who do yoga every morning, this no-nonsense manual could add years to your life.

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