When asked what he does, Robert Fulghum usually replies that he is a philosopher, and explains that what he likes to do is to think about everyday things and then to express what he thinks by writing, speaking or painting. This is a collection of his favourite observations, written over the years, that reveal simple truths about small lives with big meanings.
Robert Fulghum was born in 1937 in Waco, Texas. He has several academic degrees, worked as a singing cowboy in guest ranches in Texas, Colorado and Montana, and rode in local rodeos. For twenty years, he was an ordained parish minister at Seattle's Edmonds Unitarian Church, where he is now minister emeritus. Fulghum has travelled twice around the world, living in Thailand, Greece, Japan (in a Buddhist monastery) and France. He now lives on a houseboat in Seattle and spends his time sailing.