Robert Fulghum is the bestselling author of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten" and numerous other books. He grew up in Waco, Texas. He now divides his time among Seattle, Utah, and Crete.
Fulghum, who came to fame in 1988 with his best-selling All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, returns after ten years with more insightful and often funny observations of the world's idiosyncrasies. This time around, he ponders questions that he still asks himself: "What on earth have I done? What in the name of God am I doing? What will I think of next? And who do I think I am?" In trying to answer these, Fulghum doesn't miss anything, and he wants to make sure that his readers don't either. In the chapter titled "The Last Stages of Life and Why a Limited Opportunity for Lion Hunting Shapes Mine," Fulghum points out that the Masai tribe that lives along the Kenya/Tanzania border admires and reveres its elders, while ours warehouses the elderly in extended-care facilities. Fulghum feels that the Masai way is the better way, but tribe members must kill a lion in order to prove their worthiness. Since there aren't many lions in Fulghum's neighborhood, he has to figure out a better way-a way of his own. And so he does. An inspiring read; recommended for all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/07.]-Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.