This book of wisdom and
life lessons that
Marjorie Margolies gained
as an athlete, educator,
reporter, congressperson,
adoption advocate, parent,
and world traveler
provides readers with
an abundance of upbeat
prescriptive advice and

Marjorie Margolies is a former member of Congress from Pennsylvania, a journalist, a women’s rights advocate, and a serendipitous mother many times over. She is perhaps best remembered for being the first unmarried American to adopt a foreign child and for casting the deciding vote in favor of President Clinton’s 1993 budget, the Omnibus Reconciliation Act.

Born in Philadelphia, Margolies graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a journalist with NBC and its owned and operated stations for 25 years, winning five Emmy Awards. She is currently a faculty member at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and at last count, her family consisted of 11 children and 21 grandchildren.