Item description for The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom by Sarah Louise Delany, Philip Turner & Amy Hill Hearth...
Overview The authors offer counseling on sane living in today's world, advise on how to stay active, and stress the importance of faith, love, dignity, and self-reliance
Publishers Description "IT'S AS IF WE'VE BECOME AMERICA'S GRANDMAS." That's how Sadie Delany described the outpouring of affection and admiration that followed the success of Having Our Say, the best-selling memoir she and her sister published in 1993. Now they offer their fans a treasury of grandmotherly good sense: memorable aphorisms, engaging anecdotes, rules for managing money, practical advice on staying active in old age, and some favorite recipes, too. It's a book filled with the secrets of living well, from two women who did it for more than a century.
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Studio: Kodansha America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.23" Width: 4.59" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 1996
Publisher Kodansha America
ISBN 1568361661 ISBN13 9781568361666
Availability 0 units.
More About Sarah Louise Delany, Philip Turner & Amy Hill Hearth
Dr. Elizabeth Delany and Sarah Delany were born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of St. Augustine's College. Their father, born into slavery and freed by the Emancipation, was an administrator at the college andAmerica's first elected black Episcopal bishop. Sarah received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University and was New York City's first appointed black home economics teacher on the high school level.Elizabeth received her degree in dentistry from Columbia University and was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York City. The sisters retired to Mt. Vernon, New York, where Sarah, 108, still lives today. Dr. Elizabeth Delany died in September 1995, at the age of 104. Amy Hill Hearth is a Westchester correspondent for "The New York Times.""
Sarah Louise Delany currently resides in Mount Vernon, in the state of New York. Sarah Louise Delany was born in 1889.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom?
The Delaney Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom Oct 21, 2007
Delightful and insightful! I discovered these two women when I read The Delaney Sisters Having Our Say and could not wait to buy their other books!
I can't go any higher than 5 Stars??? May 20, 2007
What an experience reading about these two delightful sisters who were winners in every area of life...Back when Black people weren't accepted by most white people the one sister became a dentist of all things...Here she was Negro, a woman on top of it and going against all odds she didn't let that stop her! During the depression years they made candy and sold it at dept. stores. and survived without any kind of welfare. Never had a phone in their house. "if people wanted to talk with us they could come see us" was their motto..
The time they moved the refrigerator downstairs from an upper floor because the man they had hired kept putting them off day after day....and they were near 100 yrs old! Forget the exact age but they never let anything stop them if they needed to do it.
They did their yoga exercises and shows pictures of them. Also some simple recipes they used over the years. They never bought detergent or dishwashing liquid...made their own and the recipe is included. They even include a recipe for Rose Wine and their hot yeast rolls. The candy recipe is included also.
This book is my all-time favorite and I have ended up buying it 3 times since I am in the health care business and work with seniors and try to encourage and give them the joy and hope of this wonderful book.
The Delaney sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom
pleasantly surprised in CA Jan 11, 2005
I came across this book at a library book sale. It really wasn't anything I would normally read but the price was right and I was so pleasantly suprised at the book. I've recommented it to family, friends and my grown kids. I'm now checking out other books written about them.
Wisdom Pays Oct 30, 2001
There's nothing quite like wisdom from someone who's older and has gone through a lot. Readers will delight in the nuggets here, as well as the humor that goes along with them.
Everyday Book of Wisdom May 25, 2001
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The title is very fitting for this little book of wisdom. These ladies are living a full life and have alot of experiences to share that are common to all peoples of all walks of life. I continually found myself reading this book out loud to whoever was around. It is funny, contemplative, and inspiring. It's one you'll want to share with friends and family.