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Ben & Me: From Temperance to Humility--Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues,One Unvirtuous Day at a Time [NOOK Book]

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Thirteen weeks. Thirteen virtues.

Cameron Gunn considered himself a regular guy-a pretty good husband, father, attorney, and friend.

But was there room for improvement?

A reader of history and a fan of Ben Franklin (and weary of ...
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Ben & Me: From Temperance to Humility--Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues,One Unvirtuous Day at a Time

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Overview

Thirteen weeks. Thirteen virtues.

Cameron Gunn considered himself a regular guy-a pretty good husband, father, attorney, and friend.

But was there room for improvement?

A reader of history and a fan of Ben Franklin (and weary of self-help advice that never seems to offer much help), Gunn decided to try a little experiment. He would attempt to live by Franklin's thirteen virtues, a list of lofty ideals the Founding Father held dear, as enumerated in his famous autobiography.

Would Gunn's plan to improve his life, Citizen Ben-style, prove to be a brilliant reinvention of the self-help movement or a boondoggle of revolutionary proportions?

By turns heartfelt, hilarious, and more than a little humbling, Gunn's adventure takes this ordinary man way outside his comfort zone and into a thicket of not-so-modern values. The result is an engaging mix of humor and history-with perhaps a lightning bolt of inspiration or two along the way.

Prepare to get up close and personal with everyone's favorite Founding Father.

Temperance * Silence * Order * Resolution * Frugality * Industry * Sincerity * Justice * Moderation * Cleanliness * Tranquility * Chastity * Humility


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What People Are Saying

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"Cameron Gunn did everything Ben Franklin advised-except marry a much older woman."
-A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

"Benjamin Franklin would adore this book! He'd chuckle and nod all the way through. Like Franklin's Autobiography, this is an insightful self-improvement guide wrapped in a delightful tale."
-Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101442807
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,037,733
  • File size: 732 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2010

    Definite must read!

    I found Ben and Me to be very funny, interesting and extremely well written. It causes one to look inward and think about trying to be better and/or make the world a better place, while being able to laugh at the author's trials and tribulations throughout. Interesting in both historical terms and in human nature. In short, definitley worth the read...and the effort to be more virtuous!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2010

    A wonderful "cannot put away" kind of book!

    This is a great read that would make you laugh and think about your everyday way of living. It would not make you change who you are, it would in someway... teach you a few tricks on how to make it better.... Did I mentioned that you won't stop laughing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2010

    Great read

    Enjoyed this read very much. Funny and insightful. It will make you want to try old Bens course of virtues for yourself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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