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“I have seen the power of mentoring firsthand”: Hillary Clinton on the mentors who changed her life

“I have seen the power of mentoring firsthand”: Hillary Clinton on the mentors who changed her life

by Jean Rhodes “At a time when there seems to be so little that people agree on, this is one mission worthy of bipartisan, broad-based support.” Hillary Clinton It’s hard to imagine that the political acrimony (and insanity) that has defined this year’s presidential election could get any worse. Understandably, there’s a strong urge to tune it […]

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Christiane Amanpour reflects on how riding lessons prepared her for life

Christiane Amanpour reflects on how riding lessons prepared her for life

Chapter 3 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Iranian journalist and television host, Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN and host of CNN International’s nightly interview program Amanpour reflects on the lessons her strict riding instructor taught her and how those lessons prepared her for life.       […]

There’s no substitute for someone who gets you

There’s no substitute for someone who gets you

by Laura Yoviene and Jean Rhodes We like people who “get” us–those friends and family members who seem to understand who we are at an intuitive level and yet love and appreciate us all the same. Students gravitate toward teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults who get them, which creates opportunities for these caring adults to influence students’ career choices and […]

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Fareed Zakaria recalls the two men who provided a world of inspiration in his childhood

Fareed Zakaria recalls the two men who provided a world of inspiration in his childhood

Chapter 19 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Fareed Zakaria, an Indian-born American journalist, author and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS recalls the two men who provided a world of inspiration in his childhood.            

Joy Behar reflects on the guiding women of her life
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Joy Behar reflects on the guiding women of her life

Chapter 16 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American comedian, writer, actress, and a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show The View, Joy Behar reflects on the guiding women of her life.

Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors
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Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors

Chapter 89 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, widely traveled American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator, Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors in the absence of the flesh and blood kind.        

Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life
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Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life

Chapter 57 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist, Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life.        

Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success
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Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success

Chapter 69 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, an Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honour awardee, Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success.        

Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein

Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein

In Chapter 190 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, contemporary American realist painter and son of Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein.            

Stanley Tucci recalls his father’s emphasis on the importance of art

Stanley Tucci recalls his father’s emphasis on the importance of art

In Chapter 183, of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Stanley Tucci, American actor, writer, film producer and film director, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones, and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Winchell, recalls his father’s emphasis […]