The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom
The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom Author:Amy Hill Hearth, A. Elizabeth Delany, Sarah Delany An inspirational and delightful guidebook on how to live long and well, written by feisty centenarian sisters who do yoga every morning, this no-nonsense manual could add years to your life. Authors of the bestselling Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (also written with Hearth), Sarah, now 105 years old, and Bessie, 103, were a... more »mong the first African American professional women in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Raleigh, N.C., to an ex-slave turned Episcopal bishop and a free-born mother of mixed racial parentage, the Delany sisters rejected marriage proposals to live together and pursue careers-Sarah a high-school teacher, Bessie a dentist. Their homespun, plucky advice-exercise regularly, don't smoke or drink, shun credit cards, spend more time with family-reflects their perception that people today are too rushed, self-centered, overworked, lack consideration and "rot their brains" watching TV. Interspersed with family photographs and documents, recipes and numbered lists of pointers for right living.« less
This is a book about two sisters, one is 103 and the other is 105 years old. They give their views and experiences of life both past and present. I found it to be a very interesting book, in fact I read it twice.