Viva la Feminista – Review and Interview

August 23, 2012
Book Review – On My Honor by Shannon Henry Kleiber

I was a Junior Girl Scout from 4th to 6th grade. It was a ton of fun, but there wasn’t a troop available after we transitioned to middle school. It also did not seem like a very cool thing to keep doing. Yet the further and further I got from my Girl Scout days, the more I cherish them. OK, I don’t cherish the day my mom made me wear my uniform with knee length argyle socks, but hey, the girl time was great. The camping, the crafting and yes, even the cookie sales were filled with wonderful memories.

That is why I started the ball rolling to start a Girl Scouts troop for my daughter and try to be the best volunteer I can be to support the leaders. It is also why I jumped at the chance to read Shannon Henry Kleiber’s book on the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, On My Honor: Real Life Lessons From America’s First Girl Scout.

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Dad of Divas – Review

May 29, 2012
Book Review – On My Honor: Real Life Lessons from America’s First Girl Scout

As a co-leader of a girl scout troop I have to say that this book provided me with a ton of additional insight into the woman behind the overall organization. On top of this though the author brought forth some very humorous anecdotes about her own experiences as a Girl Scout leader. I could relate on some of the same experiences (at least some of them) and I have some others that I would have added if I had written the book myself. What I liked most was the fact that the book was so well researched and it brings the reader so much closer to the organization as well as to the history behind it and how all of this fits together into the lessons that the Girl Scout organization stands for…

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The Green Eyed Momma – Review

May 25, 2012
(Book Review) On My Honor

I did not know anything about Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low, prior to reading On My Honor, other than she founded the Girl Scouts. I loved reading about Daisy,  through the research, words, and knowledge of Shannon Henry Kleiber…

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May 4, 2012
Book Review: On My Honor, a Girl Scout Treat

When I was a young college student, I worked as a secretary at the Utah Girl Scout Council. I hadn’t been a Girl Scout growing up, and wasn’t at all acquainted with the organization’s history or purpose. But working for them, of course, afforded me a great opportunity to learn what wonderful work they do, and I, in my usual thorough way, had to find out more. So I read Lady From Savannah, a biography of the Girl Scouts’ interesting founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. My experience was apparently similar to that of another woman: Shannon Henry Kleiber, who, after having become a troop leader, recently published a similar book, called On My Honor. I recently finished this latter book, and my respect for Daisy and the organization she founded has doubled.

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American University – News

May 4, 2012
Shannon Henry Kleiber, SOC/MA ’91

The 100th anniversary of girl scouting has sparked interest in the group’s charismatic leader and given rise to several new well-reviewed books. Among them is Shannon Henry Kleiber’s On My Honor, which was praised by the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post in advance reviews.

Kleiber, herself a former Brownie, grew curious about Low’s life while leading her daughter’s troop on camping trips and heading the troop’s popular cookie drives in their Madison, Wisconsin, neighborhood. “There hadn’t been an adult biography written about Daisy since the 1950s, so I found a few things about her, but they were very old,” recalls the former Washington Post reporter.

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The Washington Post – Review

April 7, 2012
“Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts” by Stacy A. Cordery and “On My Honor: Real Life Lessons from America’s First Girl Scout” by Shannon Henry Kleiber
by Cokie Roberts

Shannon Henry Kleiber’s “On My Honor” is an inspirational how-to manual for current scouts and their leaders.

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Capital Times

April 5, 2012
Girl Scouts’ Past and Present Merge in Local Author’s Book
by Stephanie Bedford

Madison author Shannon Henry Kleiber’s new book, “On My Honor: Real Life Lessons From America’s First Girl Scout,” revitalizes Low’s fascinating story and demonstrates its ongoing inspirational power by recounting Kleiber’s own experiences as a Scout troop leader.

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