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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Review - The Forever Box by Kristin Clark Taylor

About the Book:

In the engaging tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie-a unique memoir of friendship, family, and irreplaceable memories.

Throughout her life and career, Kristin Clark Taylor, the first woman of color appointed to Director of White House Media Relations, has gathered mementos to keep in her "forever box." From historical family documents to old love letters to a bit of antique lace, each item tells a story. Here, Taylor shares those stories in a heartwarming memoir of enduring bonds and friendships, and of the people who have made a difference in her life all woven into Taylor's simple, inspiring, yet profound concept of the meaning of forever.

I was first attracted to this book by the sheer beauty of the cover - it just takes your breath away, or at least it did mine!

But I was pleasantly surprised to find that this lovely book is a charming memoir of author Kristin Clark Taylor's life, and how preserving memories from her childhood, and her life, became so important, and how the reader can also find great satisfaction gathering their memories as well.

Taylor shares wonderful rememberances of her life through stories of her mother, her grandmother, and the warm and loving atmosphere of the neighborhood she grew up in as a child. The emotional and heart-touching tales all have a lovely moral to share, and reflect the tender soul of the author.

I highly recommend this book for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, any woman who want to preserve precious memories.

About the Author:

Kristin Clark Taylor was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is a former journalist and a founding member of USA Today's original creation and launch team, where she worked on the newspaper's editorial board.

Also a former White House adviser, Ms. Taylor worked for then-Vice President George H. W. Bush as a writer and deputy press secretary. After he became president, she accepted the post of director of White House media relations, making her the first woman of color to serve in this capacity.

As a corporate executive, Ms. Taylor has managed public relations for two Fortune 500 companies. She is now an author, lecturer, and communications consultant. Ms. Taylor lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area and is currently at work on her fifth book.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm glad to hear that the book was just a good as the beautiful cover.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

It was very good, Alexis! Thanks for dropping by!