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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Author: Robert Fulghum
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ISBN-13: 9780394573168
ISBN-10: 0394573161
Publication Date: 10/12/1988
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3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was popular when I started working in a bookstore in 1988. The advice and articles are still timely and easy to read. This would still be a good book for a graduate, teacher, or student, despite its "age".
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Helpful Score: 5
Robert Fulghum's wit and warm humor make this book a joy to read. I like that his essays are short and poignant, allowing even the busiest person a chance to sit back and reflect on the beautiful simplicities of the good things in life.

I already have two copies, so I posted one here. This is one you'll want to keep and read again and again.
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Helpful Score: 4
Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum...

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School.
These are the things I learned:
Share everything
Play fair
Don't hit people
Put things backs where you found them
Clean up your own mess
Don't take things that aren't yours
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody
And much, much more!
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was a great quick read. He has a wonderful way of turning small and everyday ordeals into great tools to teach us things we need to know.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very thoughtful book on the things you learn as a young child carry throughout your lifetime. As I taught Kindergarten, it helped me as a teacher to have a better understanding of what I needed to be passing on to my students.
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Helpful Score: 2
A modern classic, and a phenomenal bestseller, this simple collection of thoughts and gentle opinion has struck a deep chord in readers all over the world. Observing our times in his unique way, Robert Fulghum has tapped into the community that we all share and tells us something about ourselves and how to be the best we are capable of. He reminds us to share, clean up our own mess, take a nap every afternoon, and to be aware of wonder.
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Helpful Score: 1
Several members of my first grade class really took the title of this book to heart.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you want to smile and even laugh outloud some of the time, this is the book to do it with.
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Funny how a book can appeal to young and old and every walk of life.
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I could not put this book down. I found it refreshingly insightful and laughed through just about the whole read.
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Down-to-earth advice in easy doses; practical wisdom for living from a reliable veteran writer.
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Great Book! Great inspiring and funny outlook!
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Charming book, quick read. i like the "essays" format.
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Cute, funny, good light reading.
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Keep life simple, makes you smile
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The author did a great job of reading this. Great thoughts and stories, very easy to listen to.
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Good insight
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Wisdom with a good dose of fun.
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Easy and quick to read. Like it says: "Uncommon thoughts on common things."
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Fun to read - really hits home. Good book.
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This is a great little book to carry in your purse and take out when you have a few minutes to smile.
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Fulghum makes life sounds so simple and so funny.
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Great book for graduates. The basic facts of life.
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A classic that everyone must read before they "grow up"
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Inspiring, easy-to-read, great for people interested in simple and happy living.
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This is such an endearing book that you'll want to visit it time and time again. It makes you nostalgic for times when life was simple, and actually is a good choice for young adults or perhaps high school grads, who are just about to embark on their life journey. It's a good reminder of all that is good in people.
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Love it, love it, love it. I think this book is hysterical, I can just imagine myself sitting down with Mr. Fulghum and conversing about nothing and everything- for hours. A delight and one I am forever keeping and I'm sure, reading over and over !!
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A light-hearted approach to life in general, but with some good philosphy and advice.
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How true this book is
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Very enlighting, humorous look at life.
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Funny stuff. As with all the really good comedians, Mr. Fulghum finds humor in everyday things.
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Some of my 1st grade students seem to have taken the title of this book to heart.
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The title says it all !!
Wickedly entertaining..............
A lot of enjoyable common sense at work.
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Very good quick read.
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These are the things the author learned in kindergarten, things that one forgets when one enters graduate school or the boot camp we call LIFE. Share everthing. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you sorry when you hurt someone. Wash your hands before you eat.

Yes, all of us need to be reminded about the most important things that we've forgotten. He covers much more than I can type here.
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Insightful musings on how significance can be found in the smallest details and when lest expected. A modern day classic and a must for every home library!
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A handful of books have magic attached to them and "All I Really Need to Know" is one of the rare few destined to become a modern classic . . .a collection of uncommon thoughts on common things . . .
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I thought this would be a list of things the author learned in kindergarten. It's really a bunch of stories he originally published in the Kansas City Times. The actual list is on pages 6-7. How anyone comes up with this list by reading the stories is beyond me. Plus the fact that this has been going on for almost 20 years. What a load ...
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Such a wonderful compilation!!
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Little 2 to 5 page vignettes, some only indirectly related to Kindergarten (although it explains why everyone sings "Itzy Bitzy Spider"). Apparently, he used to live in my old neighborhood in Seattle (Leschi) probably in the early 80s, so some stories I can relate to, geographically.
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Funny book - makes you slow down and think!
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This book contains all the lessons we need to know to lead a successful life. It is a reminder that we learned long ago the lessons we need in Kindergarten to be successful at whatever endeavor we choose
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In a world that seems to become more and more complex, the simplicity of the thoughts expressed in this small book are particularly enjoyable.
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Robert Fulgham's bestseller account of life lessons and simple messages. Refreshing and fun to read.
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Great follow up to his previous "All I Really Need to Know..." book.
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Amusing stories and anecdotes about every day life.
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I had to read this for summer reading in high school. I really enjoyed it.

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned:

Share everything

Play fair

Dont hit people

Put things back where you found them

Clean up your own mess

Dont take things that arent yours

Say your sorry when you hurt somebody

Wash your hands before you eat

Flush

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you

Live a balenced life --learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work everyday some

Take a nap every afternoon

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together

Be aware of wonder
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This is a wonderful book about what is truly important in life. It reminds us to live each moment and think about the little things that make the world so great.
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Pretty good. Humorous too.
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Humerous read by Fulghum about everyday events.
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"Uncommon thoughts on common things."
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Here Fulghum engages us with musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow, and the best chicken-fried steak in the continental U.S.A. The little seed in the Styrofoam cup offers a reminder about our own mortality and the delicate nature of life...a spider who catches (and loses) a full-grown woman in its web one fine morning teaches us about survivng catastrophe...the love story of Jean-Francois Pilatre and his hot air balloon reminds us to be brave and unafraid to "fly"...life lessons hidden in the laundry pile...magical qualities found in a box of crayons...hide-and-seek vs. sardines - and how these games relate to the nature of God. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is brimming with the very stuff of life and the significance found in the smallest details.
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Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life-learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
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funny and sometimes instructive
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A fun read.
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it is one of the best books i have read
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this is one of my favorites
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My mother-in-law just raved and raved about this book!
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This is the tradesize paperback
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Quick read of vignettes. Truly worth it.
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Very insightful
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nonfiction...
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[from Publishers' Weekly via AMAZON] To criticize these random jottings, some of which have appeared in "Dear Abby" columns and Reader's Digest , is perhaps akin to suggesting that the American flag be used as a rag in a carwash. Fulghum, a retired Unitarian minister, does not express uncommon thoughts here: his thoughts are those we all wish were true. The book's tone is set by the title piece, in which the author sets out his credo, ranging from "share everything" to "hold hands and stick together." He goes on to relate stories of a courageous and loving Russian soldier and Mother Teresa.