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Before I Got Here: The Wondrous Things We Hear When We Listen to the Souls of Our Children

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Blair Underwood, known to millions as a star of television and film, has delivered brilliant performances as a lawyer in "L.A. Law" and as a love interest in "Sex and the City;" currently, he is the voice of the title character in Nick at Nite's "Fatherhood." But his proudest accomplishment is being a loving husband and father of three children who keep him in touch with ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by Atria (first published 2005)
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Winter Sophia Rose
Aug 29, 2015 Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing
Intriguing, Moving & Sweet! A Beautiful Read! I Loved It!
Julie Paugh
Feb 06, 2016 Julie Paugh rated it did not like it
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Disappointing. With the title "Before I got here", I was expecting stories about previous lives, or remembered experiences from before this current life. However, most of the stories were just lame...like the story about the child who drew a picture of Jesus on the cross (riveting!) or the many stories about children spouting random Christian BS that they most certainly heard in Sunday school. Who on earth put this tired-ass collection together? And then took this sorry collection and then ...more
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Blair Underwood, a Golden Globe-nominated actor and recipient of several NAACP Image Awards, discusses his new book Before I Got Here: The Wondrous Things We Hear When We Listen to the Souls of Our Children.

Through conversations with his family and friends, Underwood discovered how often people have children who say things that have "left them with their jaws on the floor." Underwood created a web site as a place to collect these stories and this book is a collection of the best of the conversat
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Molly
Jun 24, 2015 Molly rated it really liked it
This definitely left me in awe and with a sense of wonder and amazement. I'll admit to sadness as well as I never got to experience my child from very young. We adopted him as a teen.

This book is a must for parents of children of all ages
Angela
May 03, 2011 Angela rated it it was amazing
A darling little book given to me from a friend. Nothing to not like about the wondrous things we'll hear when/if we listen to our children's souls speak. Delightful!
Elizabeth
Dec 15, 2008 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
When you see through a child's eyes you get a real view of what the real meaning of life really is about, before we muck it up with our adult-ness. They(children)can sometimes see more than we know.
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Blair Underwood, a Golden Globe--nominated actor, has received several NAACP Image Awards. Steven Barnes is the author of science fiction novels, including The Legacy of Heorot, and has produced such television shows as The Twilight Zone and Stargate. Tananarive Due is the American Book Award-winning author of six novels, including The Black Rose, My Soul to Keep, The Between, The Living Blood, ...more
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