The Memoir Shelf
Dr. Jin Kyu (Suh) Robertson
9781460989425 $14.95 http://housemaidetoharvard.blogspot.com
Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard PhD, Volume 1 is the debut American memoir (her Korean memoir has already been quite successful at a half-million copies sold) of a Korean-born woman whose career has spanned the gamut from factory girl, waitress, and housemaid to US Army Major and radio talk show host. In her story, she speaks of how to improve one's own life by seeking out opportunity and working to achieve one's dream. A handful of black-and-white photographs illustrate this inspirational life story of dedication and the drive to succeed.