Apr 6, 2017

If I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins - Book Review

If I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger SelvesIf I'd Known Then: Women in their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published April 22nd 2008 by Da Capo Press

If you could send a letter back in time to yourself, what would it say? Following in the tradition of the bestselling What I Know Now™ comes a new collection that will speak directly to young women. Editor Ellyn Spragins asked women under forty to write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they'd had when they were younger. Readers will recognize familiar names as well as meet new voices in these wonderfully candid missives, including: author Hope Edelman; actress Jessica Alba; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julia Foudy; activist Zainab Salbi; actress Danica McKellar; and author Plum Sykes. A perfect gift at graduation or for any important young woman in your life, If I'd Known Then offers rare glimpses into the personal stories of extraordinary young women-and will inspire readers to live their best lives.


This is one of those books everyone should take time to read. Most of us usually compare our lives to the perfect lives we think these women have, but now we learn that they had some pretty hard times too.

It kind of makes you want to say "Hey my life really isn't that bad."
This book is for young woman to realized that they are not alone in what they're feeling or going through.



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