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Life is full of challenges, and while it isn't impossible to pursue and live your dreams, it can certainly seem so. In their motivational memoir An Unlikely Ambassador and Her Diplomatic Daughter: Stories and Recipes for the Life You Want, Ambassador Mary Kramer (Ret.) and Krista Kramer Hartman share both their setbacks and successes as they tell stories about the value of good relationships, rewards of risk taking, importance of continuous learning, and benefit of a positive, grateful attitude.
Building on their family's literal legacy of gems, the coauthors share fifteen intangible but far more precious jewels-such as cherishing the people in your life, creating a vision for your future, being generous and patient, and having a sense of humor-which, when regularly worn (practiced), add value to your everyday life and ensure a rich future for you and your loved ones.
This unique memoir is a joyful celebration of life in all of its ups and downs and a clear illustration that acceptance, gratitude, and determination are, indeed, a winning combination. Laugh, learn, and be inspired as you begin to see your own life through these women's optimistic eyes.
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About the Author
Before serving as an Iowa state senator, president of the Iowa State Senate, and US ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Mary Kramer (Ret.) was a nightclub piano player, music teacher, public school administrator, retail personnel director, and vice president of human resources and community relations in the insurance industry. Inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 2009, her first memoir, More Than a Walk on the Beach, was published in 2010. Married to her best friend for nearly sixty years, Kramer is a mother of two and grandmother of four.
The ambassador's daughter, Krista Kramer Hartman, began her career as a semi-pro golfer and played a little lounge piano herself. From a successful career in real estate, she's emerged as a serial entrepreneur honored numerous times for her professional acumen and community leadership. She enjoys every opportunity to empower and develop others and currently works as a business consultant and coach. Next, she plans to become a winemaker and plant a vineyard and with her husband.