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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50th Anniversary ed.
  • 0062061577
  • 9780062061577
  • 91,035

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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 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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About Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. She married Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and was the mother of six children. She became First Lady on March 4, 1933, and went on to serve as Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and Representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. She died on November 7, 1962, at the age of seventy-eight.
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