At the center of many good stories – inspiring, entertaining, admittedly corny – is Marie Claire Lim Moore. Ask her about the time she and her family sat down with former Philippine President Corazon Aquino. Or the time she built houses in Mexico alongside former American President Jimmy Carter. Equally engaging are her every day experiences and perspective on life. You will be interested to hear what she thinks is a relationship “deal breaker” or why Christmas should be regulated or why kids shouldn’t say, “I’m bored.”
After spending the early part of her childhood in Vancouver growing up with ‘80s sitcoms and Philippine People Power demonstrations, Claire moved to New York City at the age of twelve and attended the United Nations International School where she sang on stage with Debbie Gibson and received her high school diploma from Kofi Annan. She went on to study at Yale, climb the corporate ladder at Citi and jet set around the world.
Don’t Forget the Soap is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire’s life: stories from the tight-knit Filipino community in Vancouver mix with memories of her move to New York, experiences at Yale and travels as a young executive. Underlying this narrative is the story of a global citizen who does not want to forget the fundamental values that come along with the “immigrant experience” as she and her husband raise their children in the increasingly glitzy expat bubble of Singapore. Her parents continue to remain a big influence in her life and her mother’s reminders a grounding force. These stories will warm the heart and resonate with people of any culture.
What Readers Are Saying (Over 30 5/5 star reviews on Amazon)
"Impossible to read without laughing out loud, being awed by her inspirational stories of achievement and karmic rewards, and smiling long after you've put it down."
"A mix of childhood memoir, immigrant experiences and mother knows best -- such as fitting in at the new school and not forgetting where you came from -- the book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions that leave a lasting warmth in your heart."
"...the author is a Yale-educated corporate executive who seems to enjoy juggling her career and family, likes to throw in community service and politics for fun and somehow finds the time to watch TV and write this book. As a woman, I want to know how she does it. As the mother of two daughters, I would like to know how my girls could do it too. Lucky for us, Ms. Lim Moore shares with us the secret of her success: practical advice from her fabulous Filipina mother. Well worth the read and future re-reads."
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