Like My Mother Always Said...
In Like My Mother Always Said, McHugh collects the wonderful and laugh-worthy words that our moms have told us in their attempts to be helpful and instructive. (Whether they succeed or not is another thing entirely!)
Like My Father Always Said...
From quips to short anecdotes, the book is divided up into all the sage and nutty information we’ve garnered from our fathers in chapters such as “Growing Up Right,” “The Facts of Life,” “Dad’s Soft Spot,” “Got It from Grandpa,” “The Sporting Life,” and “Ask Your Mother.”
One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better
This is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of McHugh’s journey to reclaim the better part of herself when she discovered that a distant relative was soon to be canonized as a saint. Each page represents a day in that year, inspiring readers to make even the smallest changes to do the same.
A Good Book for a Bad Day
No holier-than-thou collection of aphorisms or trite, sugary advice, A Good Book for a Bad Day is a hip, fun, smart collection of portable wisdom that will cheer you on just when you need it most.
Erin McHugh is a former publishing executive and the award-winning author of more than 20 books of trivia, history, and children's titles.
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Like My Teacher Always Said...
Erin McHugh’s last two books, Like My Mother Always Said . . . and Like My Father Always Said . . ., pulled together a rainbow of savvy, humorous, and questionable wisdom from parents. Her next volume leaves home and heads for the classroom to celebrate what we gleaned from perhaps the most obvious candidates for learning: our teachers.
Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political Suicide, a history of the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics.
Second Chances: An inspiring collection of do-overs that have made people's lives brighter
Second Chances is a hopeful and thoughtful compendium of anecdotes from people who have wanted another chance at something—and have taken it. It’s the big stuff like going back to college after the kids have grown up, as well as the little things like getting a judo belt when you thought you could hardly manage a push-up. The book collects the hopeful examples of people who found a leg up, another spurt of energy, a hidden talent, or even an untapped strength, sometimes with the unexpected help of friends or strangers.