A Hand to Guide Me

A Hand to Guide Me[KINDLE] ✿ A Hand to Guide Me By Denzel Washington – Heartforum.co.uk In his debut as an author, Denzel Washington shares his personal story of the mentors who helped guide his lifeWashington pens the introduction for the stories of more than of America's leading perso In his to Guide eBook ☆ debut as an author, Denzel Washington shares his personal story of the mentors who helped guide his lifeWashington pens the introduction for the stories of thanof America's leading personalities in theatre, sports, business, and politics as they tell their lifechanging stories of mentorshipContributors include Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Antwone Fisher, Bonnie Raitt, Cal Ripken, Alex Rodriguez, Dick Vitale, Whoopie Goldberg and A portion of the book's proceeds benefitmillion children currently involved in the Boys amp; Girls Clubs of America,.

Denzel Hayes to Guide eBook ☆ Washington, Jr is an American actor and director He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the s, including his portrayals of real life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Melvin B Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman BooneWashington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards for his work He is notable as.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • A Hand to Guide Me
  • Denzel Washington
  • English
  • 02 June 2017
  • 9780696230493

10 thoughts on “A Hand to Guide Me

  1. Michael says:

    Denzel Washington is my favorite actor. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to know that he has written a book paying tribute to the people that made an impact on his life. This book is more about the lessons that he learned growing up, the trials he had to overcome and how he remain tenacious to overcome every obstacle. Usually books like this is only about the author but this book was more about different people from diverse professions such as celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes,etc who all expressed gratitude to the people that made a difference in their life.

    I enjoyed every story but I think my favorites was Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Clinton,and John Singleton. It is hard to narrow down to top three, all of the stories were inspiring and very sentimental. Usually I am not a fan of books like this but this was extraordinary. Honestly this was one of the rare books that I may actually buy and lend to people that want to be encouraged. No one walks this road of life alone, there is always someone there to nudge our shoulder. Most of these stories were concise but it had such a powerful life lesson that we can learn from.

    Very inspiring read, it really made me appreciate the people that told me to never give up but to keep going!

  2. Sameh Neji says:

    Enlightening as I am often interested in who and what motivated people.. It is good to know that most people are encouraged by regular people.. this can may you reflect on who had a positive impact on your journey. kind words and act can move people to move mountains.. this book is filled with inspiring accounts .. the book gives one a rewarding experience that anyone can accomplish anything in life if you have confidence in yourself and trust those who continually encourage you to go forward with your life.. there were so many people that I didn't know had common people behind them pushing them along the way.. I was very surprised at the celebrities not being ashamed of telling their stories.. this book would be a great asset for teens who are struggling with their lives.. this book gave me confidence on some of the things that I have tried and did not believe that I made a difference in the young person's life. this book just makes me have even more respect for Mr. Washington on his views on life and his contributions to the young people.

  3. Debora Ryan says:

    This book of inspirational essays continually impressed me, so much so that I want it for my classroom. It's perfect for teaching the personal essay, and they can even be analyzed for the more complex organizational structures I prefer to teach.

    The anthology opens with an introduction from Denzel Washington, and it closes that way as well. I've always loved his voice, and as I read, I could hear it clearly in my head. Though it's mostly about The Boys and Girls Club of America, the stories are deeply personal and highly inspirational. It contains contributions from a variety of well-known sports and big screen celebrities of all ages and nationalities, but it also features poignant essays from lesser-known people we really should know about. The insight and appreciation I gained cannot be measured in mere words.

    I cannot review them all, but I can point my finger to one essay that particularly struck a chord with me. I've always known who Gloria Steinem was, but I never really knew much about her. I can tell you that her essay is one of the first I'll be reading to my middle school classes. The woman is simply amazing. She teaches us how to make heroes when we cannot find them, and she teaches us not to judge people -- because we don't know what it's like to walk in their shoes. Swin Cash, Bud Selig and John Singleton stand out for me as well. Some of the essays were duds. I now have zero respect for John Mellencamp, especially in light of the other essays in this compilation.

    In two essays, writers pointed to the same person as having been a huge influence in their lives. This serves to remind me, and other people in a position to influence the moral and social development of children, that our job is never done. Once one group of kids leaves, the next group needs us just as much, and sometimes more. When we feel like we don't have 100% left to give, dig deep because somebody needs that from us.

    For a good quote, I could literally reproduce the whole book. I took to dog-earing pages, which the media specialist will not like when I return this copy, and halfway through I found I was dog-earing 80% of the pages. So here's one quote out of hundreds:
    p. 217 John Singleton: The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They're not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion -- to care about people and about your children.

  4. RYCJ says:

    Denzel for starters surprised me with the humor... quoting such instances as; “…which is really a euphemism for saying I was on academic probation.” --Oh, that was so funny, as funny as his opening was heartfelt. Ali’s words for Mandela touched me too, and I cried on Walter Anderson’s story. George Bodenheimer laid down a quote his father gave him that had me nodding in approval; “when you’re starting out or over, make a career decision, not a money decision.”

    And there were others, many others; like wasn’t no way I wasn’t falling in love with Clinton’s Uncle Buddy, or Mellancamp, for those of us who don’t always have that hand to guide us. General Wesley Clark shared an empowering lesson… and Holly Robinson Peete left us with a beautiful story. Toni Morrison shared a revelation that caught me by surprise too. ‘Sometimes people do say things that is not so much what they said, as what we heard.’ John Singleton’s statement was another truth. “The strongest, toughest men all have compassion.” And (of course) Bernard Shaw had me smiling with the “read, read, read.” But, whoa…Ahmad Rashad! I loved it though! And kudos to Colin Powell who summed things up perfectly. There was just so much inspiration and influence; dozens of favorite stories rousing beneath that wonderful cover. Highly recommended.

  5. Christine says:

    If I knew how to add a half a star, I'd rate this at 3 1/2 stars.Moew twstinbials than real memoirs, the essays included in this book all say the same thing: we all need a mentor, we all need a positive influence when we're young.

  6. Janet says:

    I was okay but towards the end all the essays seemed to be repeats. I was struck by how many successful people came for very humble beginnings.

  7. Leila says:

    Total inspiration - Shows Denzel's compassion and heart for others. And his gratefulness for those who came along side him in life's journey.

  8. Josh Rady says:

    This autobiographical novel written by Denzel Washington as well as multiple other authors, reminds readers to recognize the effect of the people around them. Washington and the other authors speak about the effect of their friends and family, and how those people have shaped them into the people they are today. Some of the other authors include Tony Gonzalez, Hank Aaron, Whoopie Goldberg, and Michael Vick. This novel is easy for readers to connect with and for that reason it is a great read.

  9. Carlene Lee says:

    Excellent read! I especially love how Denzel has identified people who have been inspired and inspired him along his life's journey. I too believe that there is always someone or something that motivates and inspires us to be more than we are.

  10. Teri Temme says:


    Favorite quote: Whatever abilities you have, you have to use them. Do the very best you can and that's all anyone can ever expect.

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