You Learn by Living

You Learn by Living

Eleven Keys for A More Fulfilling Life

Book - 2011 | First Harper Perennial edition, fiftieth anniversary edition.
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From one of the world's most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.

Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world's best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, the First Lady's illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Harper Perennial, 2011.
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition, fiftieth anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©1960
ISBN: 9780062061577
Branch Call Number: 158.1 ROO
Characteristics: 211 pages ;,21 cm


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Dec 01, 2013

If you want to sit down with a very wise and accomplished person and get some sage advice, here is your chance. This is not a self-help book in the traditional sense. There is no breathless call to be yourself or find your inner warrior. Instead Eleanor Roosevelt talks about the 11 keys to living a fulfilling (as in useful and rewarding) life. The best part is she does it by discussing her own challenges and experiences.
I wish I had read it when I was much younger. Enjoy

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