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Earl Hamner Jr.
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Generous Women

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Anna Quinland in a recent article wrote: "We have risen on the shoulders of all those women who have gone before us. Mrs. Quinland was writing about the status of women in today's world but I realized she could just as well be writing about "Generous Women." I wrote the book as a tribute to all those women who through their gifts have enriched my life. Those ladies include ...more
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Published 2007 by Cumbverland House (first published 2006)
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Earl
Apr 06, 2007 Earl rated it 5 of 5 stars
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What I learned from writing this book is that impiortant changes in my life and career were often determined by generosity of women. Often thier gifts were made out of love or affection. At other times they were given to me in an effort to enrich my life, or to guide me to a new plateau in my career. I also learned that by paying tribute to them I was able to dramatize how a kindness, a gift, even a small one, can mark a major transition in one's life. And lastly I learned that if each of us loo ...more
Cynthia Briggs
The writer of the Waltons and Falcon Crest writes a touching collection about the women who have played a strong role in his life. Mr. Hamner, I believe, is a national writing treasure, and in this book he honors women for the various types of influence they've had on him as a man in general and on writing career. From his tender and poignant words, it becomes clear that this true gentleman loves and respects women, which is so refreshing to know about someone these days.

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Angela
A quick enjoyable read. An authors tribute to women who have been important in his life. Starts with his mother, ends with his daughter ,with many interesting ladies in between. Author is Earl Hamner, creator of "The Waltons", so there are some interesting "Walton" stories included.
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Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (born July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia), is an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running CBS series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. As a novelist, he is best known for Spencer’s Mountain, which was inspired by his own childhood and formed the basis for both the film of the s ...more
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