Posts Tagged ‘mothers’

Naming for Power by Naseem Javed – dedication

In Business, History & Culture, Psychology on September 30, 2010 at 8:26 am

Naseem Javed dedicated his book “Naming for Power” (an exploration of branding and brand names) ~

“This book is dedicated
to my mother, Amtul,
my wife, Lucie,
my son, Tashi.

Also, to the twenty-six
letters of the alphabet,
especially the letters
A, B, and C, which
taught me a great deal.”

Lidia’s Italy by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich – Dedication

In Books, Cookbooks on July 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm

The fabulously-named Lidia Matticchio Bastianich wrote Lidia’s Italy, 140 Simple and delicious recipes from the ten places in Italy (that) Lidia loves most. Its sweet dedication ~

This book is dedicated to Erminia, my mother, the nonna to my children and

the bis nonna to my grandchildren. Without your unconditional love, your

unwavering guidance and support, all of this could never have happened.

Her book comes with a free DVD>

Shit My Day Says by Justin Halpern – Dedication

In Books, Humor on July 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

Justin Halpern dedicated Shit My Dad Says to his father and ~

For my dad, mom, Dan, Evan, José, and Amanda

Thank you for all your love and support.

Dan and Evan are his brothers (ten and eight years older).

Follow Justin and his dad on Twitter and Tumblr for more >>

Here’s a video preview from CBS / Huffington post >>

Harry Potter Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

The very first Harry Potter book, published thirteen years ago (30 June 1997), featured this dedication:

For Jessica, who loves stories,  for Anne, who loved them too,  and for Di, who heard this one first.

This is a multi-generational dedication from JK Rowling:

– Jessica, her daughter

– Anne, her mother

– Di, her younger sister

Source: the lovely @JKRFan

Read, more, Harry, Potter

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.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem – Dedication

In Books on June 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

Gloria Steinem’s book “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” dives deep under the skin of the 1980s women with such stories as “I Was a Playboy Bunny” and “Patricia Nixon Flying” and “Why Young Women Are More Conservative.” Her essay “Jackie Reconsidered” is pretty amazing too.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions’ dedication is: really long.

This book is gratefully dedicated to…

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, who went through boxes of past writing, sold a sampling to Holt, and thus forced me to work on this book; to Suzanne Braun Levine, who gave loving and time-consuming advice on what to keep and where to put it; to my editor, Jennifer Josephy, whose good judgment is matched only by her great patience; to Joanne Edgar, who has spent a dozen years encouraging me to make space for writing, even when I didn’t do it; to Robin Morgan, whose sisterly critiques I hope I never have to live without; to Robert Benton, whose long-ago listening to stories of a Toledo childhood helped show me that I needn’t pretend to be someone else to be a writer; to Clay Felker, who never cared what gender of journalist a news-worthy idea came from; to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution, whose fellowship provided time for most of the research herein; to Stan Pottinger for eight years of friendship, encouragement, and vitality; to Alice Walker for an honesty so strong that it lights an honest path for those around her, to Andrea Dworkin for an anger so righteous that it keeps others from confronting injustice without it; to Patricia Carbine, my friend and partner at Ms. magazine, who has given me and millions of others a forum for new ideas and dreams; to my father, Leo Steinem, who taught me to love and live with insecurity; to my mother, Ruth Nuneviller Steinem, who performed the miracle of loving others even when she could not love herself; and to all the courageous people I have met in twenty years of reporting and organizing – those women and men who dream of a justice that has yet to come and live on the edge of history.

She also quoted the Bible:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

I Samuel 15:23


Walk in My Shoes by Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on June 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

American civil rights legend Andrew Young shares parables and pieces of history with godson Kabir Sehgal in this fantastic conversational biography. Go get it.

Walk in My Shoes dedication:







Seriously ~ go read this book. Bill Clinton wrote the forward. Maya Angelou’s glowing review lights up the back cover. Go go go!

Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

In Biography on May 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

In honor of mother’s day tomorrow, we’re posting this dedication from Barack Obama’s second book.

Dedication in The Audacity of Hope by @BarackObama To the women who raised me.

To the women who raised me –

My maternal grandmother, Tutu, who’s been a rock of stability throughout my life, and my mother, whose loving spirit sustains me still.

Modern Greek Short Stories by Nicholas Kostis

In Books, Short Stories on March 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To the memory of my mother, Dionisia Kostis

– Modern Greek Short Stories translated by Nicholas Kostis

2Y&Y: Happy anniversary to the boy I met whilst reading this book. 🙂

A Gentleman Entertains by Curtis and Bridges

In Books, Self-Help on March 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

“For Joe Rowland,

who made this book possible in ways,

I hope, only he understands.”

– John Bridges

“For my mother,


for her love and her recipes.”

– Bryan Curtis

– A Gentleman Entertains: A Guide to Making Memorable Occasions Happen by Bryan Curtis and John Bridges