Publisher Maiden Lane Press, May 1, 2014
Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life by Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book you will find advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It can – and should – be read again and again, by thoughtful people of all ages.
King’s true gift is in her ability to present readers with the sort of hard-earned wisdom that will help both young and old find sustenance and renewed meaning in their lives.
Her first pearl of wisdom: sincerity is an important virtue, and once you learn to fake it, you are well on your way to success! Dare to laugh at yourself. Find kindred spirits and keep them close to you; expand your circle of friends. Know the true value time. She also advises that we try to find words to express love and gratitude but to keep in mind that it is our actions that reveal our feelings more than our words.
And as an addition to this lecture, which was delivered to a graduating class at her alma mater, University of Montevallo, King adds a new afterword on the value of becoming a lifelong reader.
“The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life” is a charming little book: witty and clever… Thanks to Cassandra King for making this little bon-bon available, and just in time for Mother’s Day.
— Don Noble, Tuscaloosa News
ADORABLE! A slim, wonderfully picture filled hardback that can also become a “reading journal” as the last 10 pages or so are lined blanks where Cassandra instructs you to write down the names of your favorite books for keepsaking. The book starts with a great introduction by Rick Bragg, follows with the lecture adaptation, then an Afterward discussing the importance of becoming a reader. This book would be a wonderful little gift for someone, if not for yourself! This book would be a wonderful little gift for someone, if not for yourself!
— Idgie – Dew on the Kudzu