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The "most important lesson you learned when you were a teenager" Archive
1990. Collection of 20 autograph items from a variety of 20th century notables all answering the same question posed by a 7th/8th grade English teacher in Illinois: "We will be very grateful if you will tell us what you feel was the most important lesson you learned when you were a teenager." By profession, the correspondents consist of (most to least) entertainers, politicians, authors, athletes, military and religious. Replies consist of 9 Typed Letters Signed, 7 Autograph Notes Signed, two Typed Notes Signed and one Autograph Note Signed. Several of the ANsS and one TNS are penned on the educator's handwritten letter and another is penned on the verso of an inscribed photograph. Dates range from August 1990 to December 1999, with the majority dating from the early 1990s, sizes ranges from 8½" X 11" to 3" X 5", and condition ranges from near fine to very good. A small but fascinating collection, with answers ranging from thoughtful and inspirational to pithy and comical -- as itemized alphabetically below with brief quote from each:. 1) ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-92) prolific sci-fi author. Amusing ANS: "I don't remember if I ever learned anything at all as a teen-ager. I.A." 2) BERNARDIN, Joseph (1928-96), Archbishop of Chicago (1982-96). Outstanding, intimate, heartfelt 2-page TLS: "The lesson I learned was to be open to surprises in life, to be willing to change my mind. While I left high school with a clear course of action in mind, the road God called me to take went in a rather different direction.... Please ask your students to... walk through their teenage years with cou … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA [United States]
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