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- DescriptionInarguably one of the most profoundly affecting memoirs of the decade, Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard Ph.D. by Jin Kyu (Suh) Robertson is a major stroke of genius, hard work, and faith. In it there is major drama, major heart, major grit, and a major in the U.S. Army. And if one uses the half a million copies sold in Korea as any indication, it's destined to be a major success. It's destined to inspire, motivate, empower, encourage, entertain, and educate, which seems like an awful lot for one book, but then you haven't met the woman who wrote it. Robertson's experience has been lauded as one of America's greatest success stories. Her success is evidence that people create the lives they want, and there's thing that can stand in the way of opportunity. It's true that we have choice at our birth and it's true that we often have choice as to how we die. But how we live? That's a whole other matter. We have one life. This life and Jin Robertson is proof that it can be the life we want if we're willing to give their best and take a few chances. In seventeen engaging chapters with titles like An Unwanted Baby Girl in Wollae and My First Love Ends: My American Dream Begins, the author uses a flashback approach beginning a flashback approach beginning with her Ph.D. from Harvard, which was a far cry from her beginnings in the U.S. But that's America for you. From factory girl to waitress, Jin came to America alone at age twenty-two as a housemaid with little English, a one-way ticket and $100 to her name. At twenty-eight, Jin, a mother of an infant daughter, joined the U.S. Army as a private to escape an abusive marriage. With determination, imagination, and sheer will, she retired as a U.S. Army major, received a master's then a doctorate-both from Harvard. World, meet Dr. Robertson. World, get ready to dream a major dream-and lead an incredible life. Live the life you are meant to live and have courage to claim what's yours!
- Author BiographyDr. Jin Kyu (Suh) Robertson was born and raised in Korea. She worked as a factory girl, waitress, and a housemaid. At age 22, she immigrated to America to become a housemaid (a position she found through a Korean newspaper ad) with practically no English and had only one-way ticket and $100 to her name. At the age of 28, Jin, a mother of eight months old baby-girl, joined the U.S. Army as a private to escape from the domestic violence. Later she retired as a U.S. Army major, received MA (at the age of 43) and Ph.D. (at the age of 57) both from Harvard. This single mother raised her daughter, an Army Brat, to be selected as a Presidential Scholar (an honor given to only 141 of 2.5 million high school graduating seniors), graduate from Harvard, become a U.S. Army officer and receive a master's degree from Princeton. Korean major TV's made documentaries of her American dream story that inspired and motivated millions of Koreans, a number of which were saved from the verge of suicides. She is Korea's most popular inspirational/ motivational speaker (over 1,800 speeches), and a bestselling author of the books chronicling her amazing story that has sold more than a half million copies. Jin was also a popular host of radio talk show, American Dreams: The Sky Is The Limit on the Voice America/World Talk Radio. Currently, she is preparing her bestselling autobiography series Volume 3 and pursuing her inspirational/motivational speaking activities to inspire billions of people in the world. Jin lives in Seoul, Korea. She is a proud mother of her two children, Jasmin and Grant Cho. Dr. Jin Kyu (Suh) Robertson is proof we have the power to have better and happier lives-especially if we choose to act on our own behalf. In her American debut memoir, Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard PhD, she shows readers how to position themselves for opportunity-and live a life of success. For more information about the author, check her official website, www.drjinrobertson.com (English) and http: //cafe.daum.net/ilovecon (Korean).
- Author(s)Jin Kyu Robertson
- Date of Publication20/12/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight390 g
- Width203 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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