What on Earth Have I Done?

What on Earth Have I Done?

Stories, Observations, and Affirmations

Book - 2007
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For the last couple of years, Fulghum has been traveling the world--from Seattle to the Moab Desert to Crete--looking for a few fellow travelers interested in thinking along with him as he delights in the unexpected. Here is an armchair tour of everyday life as seen by one of America's great essayists, a man who has two feet planted firmly on the earth, one eye on the heavens and, at times, a tongue planted firmly in his cheek.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312365493
0312365497
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm

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CatherineG_1 Sep 18, 2010

I am very biased. Fulghum, the author of "Everything I know I learned in Kindergarten," never fails to make me laugh and this book is no exception.
My only disappointment is that he does not pump these books out like Harlequin romances.
His everyday take on life is refreshing and for me, lightly thought provoking.

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

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DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

Remember that book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”? First it was a book, then a poster that hung on every university student’s wall and in every teacher’s classroom.
Well, the author of that “simply living” guide was Robert Fulghum (that’s Ful-jum) and he is back with his latest book of ‘stories, observations and affirmations’.
He traveled looking for other people like him, people who are willing to embrace their childlike enthusiasm, people who can turn mundane things into extraordinary experiences, and people who can find wonder in the world each day by looking around them with from different perspectives.
Thus he learned the difference between kalimera (good morning) and calamari (squid) in Crete, came to be wearing a giant rabbit suit in Seattle, and found artesian water from Fiji in the middle of the Moab desert in Utah.
For anyone who delights in finding the profound in everyday living, or who needs an uplifting laugh, What On Earth Have I Done? is a quick, quirky, conversational read sure to raise the spirits of even the gloomiest Gus.

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