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Amy Hill Hearth (pronounced HARTH) is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her areas of expertise are elder wisdom, justice issues, and women's history. HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Doubleday are among the publishers of her books. Her seven nonfiction books include the acclaimed oral history, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1993), a New York Times bestseller for more than two years. Having Our Say was adapted for Broadway and for an award-winning telefilm. Hearth's other nonfiction books include the story of a pair of married Holocaust survivors who masqueraded as Christians and worked for the Underground during World War Two, and a rare oral history of a ...more

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Amy Hill Hearth Hi Janet, the character Jackie Hart was inspired by my late mother-in-law, who really did have a radio show on WNOG called "Miss Dreamsville" back in…moreHi Janet, the character Jackie Hart was inspired by my late mother-in-law, who really did have a radio show on WNOG called "Miss Dreamsville" back in the sixties. Please give my best wishes to your book club! - Amy(less)
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If we want to take environmental concerns seriously, most of us can start by emulating the habits of our elders. Few people threw things out the way we do today, and wastefulness is a huge part of the problem.

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“Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah L. (Sadie) Delany”
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“There's an old Southern saying that if you're worried about your weight, clothes, or getting old, then you don't have any real problems.”
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“...Mama used to say that when you don't know what to do, do nothing. She meant you can try too hard to solve a problem. If you give it a little time, the answer might just come to you plain as day.”
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“Writers, naturally, dream of becoming authors. Authors dream of writing a bestseller. Bestselling authors want to write more bestsellers. And everyone hopes for big prizes. Why? Because we believe in magic." Publisher's Weekly magazine, Dec. 12, 2011”
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“When people ask me how we've lived past one hundred, I say, 'Honey, we never married. We never had husbands to worry us to death!

A. Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany”
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“Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah L. (Sadie) Delany”
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“Their story, as the Delany sisters like to say, is not meant as "black" or "women's" history, but American history. It belongs to all of us. (From the Preface of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years)”
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“It was terrifying, liberating, and risky. But one day I woke up and decided to try it." (On writing her first novel, "Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society")”
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