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Selections from Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Leaned in Kindergarten:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Selections from Uh-Oh:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum found his way onto the refrigerator doors of millions of people with his first published essay, "All I Really Need to Know I Leaned in Kindergarten."  Since that time, dozens of his humorous, insightful essays have been published and well-received. Having worked as a singing cowboy, an IBM salesman, a painter, symphony conductor and Unitarian minister, Fulghum has an enormous wealth of colorful experience to draw upon in his writings.

All I Really Need 

All I Really Need to Know I Leaned in Kindergarten (review or buy) began as Robert Fulghum’s attempt to write a simple credo. In his capacity as a Unitarian minister, he shared his statement of belief with his congregation, then read it at a primary school celebration. As fate would have it, Senator Dan Evans was in the audience. The speech made it back to Washington, D.C., where it was entered into the Congressional Record. Since then, Mr. Fulghum’s essays have brought smiles and warm insights to millions of people.


In Uh-Oh (review or buy), as in Robert Fulghum’s earlier collections of essays, Mr. Fulghum explores the philosophy of "uh-oh," the Salvation Army Band, fireflies and funerals, and a "possibles bag." Once again, Mr. Fulghum celebrates everyday life in all its richness while exploring its philosophical questions. "Don’t worry if this has happened to you," he writes. "Worry if it doesn’t."