You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

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One of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the ageof seventy-six, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life. nowback in print, You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring commonsenseideas and heartfelt values. offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civicstewardship, and more. her keys to a ...

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Overview

One of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the ageof seventy-six, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life. nowback in print, You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring commonsenseideas and heartfelt values. offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civicstewardship, and more. her keys to a fulfilling life?

Learning to Learn • Fear—the Great Enemy • The Uses of Time • The Difficult Art of Maturity • Readjustment is Endless • Learning to Be Useful• the Right to Be an Individual • How to Get the Best Out of People •Facing Responsibility • How Everyone Can Take Part in Politics • Learningto Be a Public Servant

Informed by her personal experiences as a daughter, wife, parent, anddiplomat, this book is a window into Eleanor Roosevelt herself and a troveof timeless wisdom that resonates in any era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062061577
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 50
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 96,426
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued in her role as an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist. This year marks the 125th year since her birth.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

1 Learning to Learn 1

2 Fear-the Great Enemy 23

3 The Uses of Time 43

4 The Difficult Art of Maturity 61

5 Readjustment Is Endless 75

6 Learning to Be Useful 93

7 The Right to Be an Individual 109

8 How to Get the Best Out of People 131

9 Facing Responsibility 149

10 How Everyone Can Take Part in Politics 169

11 Learning to Be a Public Servant 191

Afterword 205

Index 209

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Like sitting down with a wise accomplished grandmother or older friend. Makes you think, inspires you and increases your admiration for this intelligent and accomplished legend.

    I treasure this book. A friend gave it to me during a difficult time in my life and it was so comforting. I have done the same - giving it to family members and friends. Eleanor's insights guide my life and help me to bravely accept change and make the most of daily life. She never preaches but rather gently explains the philosophies that made her such a model of integrity. I am surprised this isn't a more well known book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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