Posts Tagged ‘children’

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ~ Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on August 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

Here’s a heartbreaking and inspiring one to start your week ~

I dedicate this book to my six children, Madiba and

Makaziwe (my first daughter), who are now deceased,

and to Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani, and Zindzi,

whose support and love I treasure; to my twenty-one

grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who give

me great pleasure; and to all my comrades, friends, and

fellow South Africans whom I serve and whose cour-

age, determination, and patriotism remain my source

of inspiration.

Someone Will Be With You Shortly by Lisa Kogan ~ Dedication

In Biography, Books, Humor on August 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

Oprah Magazine columnist Lisa Kogan dedicated her wry autobiographical exploration of life “Someone Will Be With You Shortly” to three Js ~

For Jonathan, Julia, and Johannes Labusch

  • Julia is her daughter (who lives in NYC)
  • Johannes is her gentleman (who lives in Switzerland)
  • Jonathan is her step-son

I liked this line from the first page:

“I work at O magazine, which sounds vaguely glamorous – but mostly involves explaining why I can’t get tickets to The Oprah Winfrey Show for my podiatrist’s cousin.”

Check out her Oprah column for more and follow her on Twitter

Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm

JK Rowling dedicated her fifth Harry Potter book Order of the Phoenix ~

To Neil, Jessica, and David,

Who make my world magical.

Neil is her husband; Jessica and David are her children. 🙂

Thanks to Harry Potter Lexicon for help with all the JK Rowling dedications!

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

The dedication of this book is split seven ways: to Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stick with Harry until the very end.

Expecto Patronum! JK Rowling dedicated Deathly Hallows, her seventh and final Harry Potter book, to her mum, sister, husband and children. She arranged the words in the shape of Harry’s lightning-shaped scar. Visit the Harry Potter Lexicon to see all the secrets behind this dedication.

The dedication of this book is split seven ways:
to Neil,
to Jessica,
to David,
to Kenzie,
to Di,
to Anne,
and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

Delivering Happiness by Zappos’ Tony Hsieh – Dedication

In Books, Business on June 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Here’s an adorable dedication from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, Inc (and a big-time brand builder long before Zappos started zipping shoes around the world). Tony wrote “Delivering Happiness” about all the joy (and hard times) that Zappos survived… such as moving from the lush bay area to Las Vegas, and merging with giant Amazon. He dedicated it to Ava.

Tony Hsieh’s dedication in Delivering Happiness ~

This book is dedicated to Ava Zech and all of the other aspiring

entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow.

Happy eleventh birthday, Ava!