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Rivas, Mim Eichler

Overview
Works: 24 works in 94 publications in 6 languages and 11,433 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Case studies  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG4928.5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mim Eichler Rivas
Finding fish : a memoir by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unflinching look at the adverse effects foster care can have on a child's life, this stunning autobiography rises above the pack of success fables from survivors of America's inner cities. Born in the 1950s to an underage single mother serving time in prison for murder, Fisher was placed in the home of a staunch minister and his wife, who appeared to be a loving couple to the series of foster care workers who monitored their home in one of Cleveland's working-class neighborhoods. Writing in a deft mix of elegant prose and forceful dialect, Fisher is especially adept at dramatizing the tactics of control and intimidation practiced by his foster mother on the abused children in her care, such as crushing Fisher's self-esteem by calling him worthless, shaming one girl after she began her period and making the boys bathe with Clorox
The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a candid memoir, a successful entrepreneur traces his journey from growing up with an abusive stepfather, to life on the streets as a homeless man with a small toddler in tow, to his triumphant battle to the top as a self-made millionaire
Start where you are : life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be by Chris Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares the life lessons that enabled him to rise from a homeless single father to a millionaire businessman and outlines steps for recovering from professional or physical setbacks and finding the motivation to pursue new challenges
Beautiful Jim Key : the lost history of a horse and a man who changed the world by Mim Eichler Rivas( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the true story of Beautiful Jim Key, an extraordinary horse who was said to have an IQ of a human sixth-grader and of his trainer Dr. William Key, a self-taught veterinarian and former slave, and relates the many abilities the horse had including tell time, read, write, and do mathematics
A game of character : a family journey from Chicago's southside to the Ivy League and beyond by Craig Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagerly anticipated inspirational memoir from Michelle Obama's brother, celebrating the extraordinary family members and mentors who have shaped his life
Becoming Dr. Q : my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon by Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the life story of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa from impoverished childhood in a tiny village in Mexico to illegal immigrant, American citizen, student at the University of California, on to Harvard Medical School, and becoming an internationally renowned neurosurgeon
The tanning of America : how hip-hop created a culture that rewrote the rules of the new economy by Steve Stoute( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fortune 500 companies need to reenergize or reinvent a lagging brand, they call Steve Stoute. In addition to marrying cultural icons with blue-chip marketers, Stoute has helped identify and activate a new generation of consumers. He traces how the "tanning" phenomenon raised a generation of black, Hispanic, white, and Asian consumers who have the same "mental complexion," based on shared experiences and values. This consumer is a mindset--not a race or age--that responds to shared values and experiences, rather than the increasingly irrelevant demographic boxes used by corporate America. Stoute believes there is a language gap that must be bridged in order to engage this market force, and this book provides that translation guide. Drawing from his company's case studies, as well as from extensive interviews with leading figures of multiple fields, Stoute presents an insider's view of how the power of popular culture is helping reinvigorate the American dream.--From publisher description
A mother for all seasons by Debbie Phelps( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mother for All Seasons is the heartfelt, intimate memoir of an everywoman -- single mom and an educator who raised three exceptional children, including the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps
Saving each other : a mystery illness, a search for the cure, a mother/daughter love story by Victoria Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson was the American Dream personified until her daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica, a little understood, incurable, and often fatal autoimmune disease that can cause blindness, paralysis, and life-threatening seizures. At the age of 14, Ali was given a terrifying prognosis of four to six years to live. Told in alternating viewpoints, they narrate their very different journeys of coming to terms with the lack of control that neither mother nor daughter have over NMO, and their efforts to take their fight to a global level
Finding fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
A game of character by Craig Robinson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craig Robinson, the brother of Michelle Obama, has enjoyed tremendous success in both the business and basketball arenas. Here he shares valuable insights on what it takes to be a great leader in all aspects of life
Beautiful Jim Key : the lost history of the world's smartest horse by Mim Eichler Rivas( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a bay stallion who was at the forefront of American popular culture between 1897 and his death in 1912 for his abilities to spell, do mathematics, and perform other tricks, in a tale that also shares the story of the horse's trainer
En busca de la felycidad by Chris Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Start where you are [life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be] by Chris Gardner( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares the life lessons that enabled him to rise from a homeless single father to a millionaire businessman and outlines steps for recovering from professional or physical setbacks and finding the motivation to pursue new challenges
The tanning of America : how hip-hop created a culture that rewrote the rules of the new economy by Steve Stoute( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business marketing genius at the forefront of today's entertainment marketing revolution helps corporate America get hip to today's new consumer--the tan generation. Drawing from his company's case studies, as well as from extensive interviews with leading figures in multiple fields, Stoute presents an insider's view of how the transcendent power of popular culture is helping reinvigorate and revitalize the American dream
A mother for all seasons by Debbie Phelps( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartfelt, intimate memoir of an everywoman, a single mom and an educator who raised three exceptional children, including Olympian Michael Phelps
Dr. Q : La historia de cómo un jornalero migrante se convirtío en neurocirujano by Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa pasó de mover canales de riego y recoger tomates, a luchar contra el cáncer cerebral
Saving each other : a mystery illness, a search for a cure : a mother-daughter love story by Victoria Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the surface, Victoria Jackson is the American Dream personified: from a troubled childhood and unfinished high school education, she overcame immeasurable odds to create a cosmetics empire valued at more than half a billion dollars. Married to Bill Guthy-self-made principal of infomercial marketing giant Guthy-Renker-Victoria's most treasured role is mother to three beautiful, beloved children, Evan, Ali, and Jackson. Suddenly, Victoria's dream life is broken as she begins to battle a mother's greatest fear. In 2008, her daughter, Ali, began experiencing unusual symp
Pogoni︠a︡ za schastʹem by Chris Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li zu dang xia : fa xian ni wei zhi de xing fu = Start where you are by Chris Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pursuit of happynessStart where you are : life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to beBeautiful Jim Key : the lost history of a horse and a man who changed the worldA game of character : a family journey from Chicago's southside to the Ivy League and beyondBecoming Dr. Q : my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeonThe tanning of America : how hip-hop created a culture that rewrote the rules of the new economyA mother for all seasonsBeautiful Jim Key : the lost history of the world's smartest horse