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Patti's Pearls: Lessons In Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Oct 1 2001


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio (Oct. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586211889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586211882
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.8 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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By A. Wade on May 12 2003
Format: Hardcover
What a blessing! This book will encourage your heart and soul.
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Format: Hardcover
Patti's Pearls was a inspirational read for me. She shared
some lessons of wisdom which was passed on to her.
It was as if you were having a sister girl conversation and she was and did tell it like it is as she sees it .
So much truth to the words of wisdom and great lessons to think about.
I highly recommend Patti's Pearl for a fast and inspirational read. Who knows you might even learn something from her book of life. I sure did.
You might understand some things in your life. Patti, 4.5* for sharing your words of wisdom .
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Format: Hardcover
In Patti's Pearls, singer/entertainer Patti LaBelle with Ebony columnist, Laura Randolph Lancaster, gives her readers lessons, anecdotes, and pearls of wisdom that she has culled over the years. She takes incidents from her life as an entertainer, daughter, sister, and mother to reveal the fears, trials and joys of life.
Each chapter is headed by a title that will grab and take hold of your senses and make you contemplate, such as "Many a false step is made by standing still", "If you can't be the tablecloth, don't be the dishrag", and "The best way to predict your future is to create it". She shares the heartaches of losing her sisters to illness and the fickle world of show business. She shares candidly the heartache of the end of her long-time marriage and the determination to move on, hopeful that the future promises a brighter future.
This is a little book with big ambitions, not unlike many of the feel-good, self-help books that are offered by many entertainers who want to share their triumphs over adversities. This book is forthright but does not have a preachy tone that can be a turn-off as some other similar books do. I keep this book next to my bed to grab and read a chapter at will for a quick uplifting pick-me-up. Tell it Patti!
Dera Williams
APOOO BookClub
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Format: Hardcover
For 40 years as a singer, Patti LaBelle has mesmerized us with a style that many imitate but rarely duplicate. The stylistic rendering of this diva of song from her third Literary effort, Patti's Pearls: Lessons In Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously, are self-help inspirational guidelines delivered in a believable idiom much like her singing -- with invigorating energy that implores one to sit up and listen. After listening, I couldn't help but bring to mind my own upbringing, remembering much of the same logic being dispensed here. Written in tandem with her longtime friend, Laura Randolph Lancaster, this offering is in audio form which adds a different, if not compelling. version in light of Patti's stage machinations.
If the intent is to truly inspire, cajole, and motivate, one easily wonders whether these "pearls" are a direct result from personal tragedy, mayhem, or situations from being there. One thing that I feel listeners will agree with is her candor and down-to-earth voice capturing valuable lessons. If you're looking for something different, perhaps you must take a look at yourself before giving this audio-book a chance, especially if it's perceived that they all are one and the same. I feel that to each his own, and one must give a meaningful listen to get the gist of what this author is trying to say. I recommend it¡¦listen for what it's worth. This would be "the perfect anecdote for the ultimate secret of happiness; to grow wise before you grow old" as Patti opined in one of her pearly delights. Give it a shot!
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Format: Hardcover
Here is a novel that anyone can pick up and learn something about Ms. LaBelle and themselves. With this book, Patti has given her story in 145 pages, including the life lessons that she's learned, from rectifing mistakes, forgiving past discretions, and moving on from tragedies and life's pitfalls. Not every bad time is to be mire with regret and left to stewed over, and every good moment to be taken for granted. With this offering, Patti's not just reciting her stories, but giving insight on how we can live day to day and see the possibilites that we have to offer ourselves and to the world at large. Very inspirational and extremely provoking, Patti LaBelle is a real testement to all of us with love in our hearts and hopes of a better tomorrow.
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Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be one of the most inspirational books I have yet to read. Each one of Patti's pearls was a joy to read. I know that each of the pearls was a lesson that I may have to someday face. And even though I am 19, I have already gone through some things in that book that helped me face who I am today. I have learned to except who I am. I have always been uncomfotable about being overweight. But through reading this book it helped me understand so many things about who I am and who I should aim to please. It also helped me realize that I cannot go out to search for love, but in the end love will find me. I refer to this book everytime I need to refer to it (which is very often). I immediatley told my mother about the book after reading it (as well as while reading it). She couldn't wait for me to finish so she went out and bought the book for herself. I tell everyone I come across about this book and I would recommend it to every woman that steps on this earth. It is short and sweet and in turn will teach you somethings that you never knew about yourself (as well as Patti). I feel like I know her though this book. I just wish I was able to tell her in person that I really enjoyed this book and how it has impacted my life. PLEASE DON'T HESITATE...GET IT TODAY!!!!
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