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Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out into the Real World
is a book by Maria Shriver
Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. She has received a Peabody Award, and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of...
, published in 2000. It evolved from her commencement address at College of the Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross is an undergraduate Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA...
, during which she said "Ten Things I Wish Someone had told me at Graduation Before I Went Out in the World". They are elaborated in her book (listed as the titles of its chapters):
- First and Foremost: Pinpoint Your Passion
- No Job Is Beneath You
- Who You Work for and with Is as Important as What You Do
- Your Behavior Has Consequences
- Be Willing to Fail
- Superwoman is Dead (and Superman may be taking Viagra)
- Children Do Change Your Career (Not to Mention Your Entire Life)
- Marriage is a Hell of a Lot of Hard Work
- Don't Expect Anyone Else to Support You Financially