27 Letters to My Daughter

HarperCollins. May 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781460763827. pap. SELF-HELP
In this poignant title, “advertising boss lady” and “Aussie mum” Ward writes letters to her daughter on living life and how to become herself through written motherly advice for when Ward is no longer there to guide her. Enduring treatments for a rare form of cancer and preparing for the end of her life, Ward imparts in these letters the lessons and stories of her family, where they come from, what they have overcome, and what was learned along the way. With heartfelt sincerity, Ward shares her memories and what she wants her daughter to know as she is growing up and living her life. The book is arranged by the letters, but each letter features sections of lessons and often includes parts of historical letters from previous generations of the family. The memoir is filled with many moments of laughter and heartbreak and is an inspirational and charming read with useful instructions for navigating life’s challenges.
VERDICT This book is highly recommended for those interested in self-help, inspirational stories, memoirs, and advice for living a good life.
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