W hen I was 9 years-old Eleanor Roosevelt came to my elementary school in Washington D.C. to give me a prize for the best essay on Thanksgiving. The prize was a four-leave clover. Unfortunately we didn't have plastic in those days and the clover disintegrated. But, the luck remained. What could have been a tragic life became a lucky one.”
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Minerva Neiditz has lived many lives: political, academic, as wife of legislator who was a state senator, as parent of two sons, as world traveler, as teacher and professor. You will enjoy reading A Lucky Life.
Reader's Feedback“Fascinating & Wonderfully Detailed”
You are invited to comment on my book through the form on this page or via the Facebook page. Shown below are a selection of comments people have already made about A Lucky Life.
Ellen Watson(Director @ Poetry Center at Smith College)
There's no way to read this memoir without admiring her smarts, her spunk, her courage, and her resiliency – along with her engaging prose.
Michael Hager(Author of Beyond The Edge)
If being curious and deeply honest are the hallmarks of heartfelt memories then, without question, Ms. Neiditz's A Lucky Life meets and exceeds those lofty standars.
Ivan Backer(Author of My Train to Freedom)
I particularly enjoyed Minerva's description of her growing up as a young, Jewish girl in a diverse, multi-racial neighborhood. Her vivid descriptions and honest dialogues serve as an inviting introduction to her fascinating memoir.
MaryAnne Koerner(Cabaret Singer)
Minerva knows how to make lemonade out of lemons. Her life has been fascinating because of her innate curiosity and joie de vivre and her ability to connect with people. Hat's off to this book, A Lucky Life, I couldn't stop reading it. It is beautifully written , needless to say.
Sheila Tobias(Author of Math Anxiety)
I've read A Lucky Life and found it to be altogether WONDERFUL.