In My Mother Always Used to Say, well-known people share the wisdom that transformed them.
Bill Clinton served two terms as President of the USA and continues to enjoy great popularity. Could it be anything to do with his mother telling him, ‘You can do or be anything you put your mind to’?
As a young boy in Glasgow, Manchester United boss, Sir Alec Ferguson, learned to keep his feet firmly on the ground when his mother advised him, ‘Don’t get too big for your boots.’
Bestselling author Maeve Binchy grew up to understand that ‘How are you?’ is a greeting, not a question.
The mother of media consultant, Terry Pronem sagely counselled her children, ‘The only fabrics to be worn next to the skin are the natural ones.’
The gems of maternal (or paternal) wisdom contained in this book are pithy, sometimes humorous, often wry.
Valerie Bowe is a manager and group facilitator in the community sector in the areas of homelessness and community and adult education. Originally from Waterford, she lives in Dublin.
All the proceeds from this book will go to the Kitty Whittle Fund, which will be administered by Lourdes Youth and Community Service (LYCS), Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1, to provide education bursaries for lone parents.