You Learn by Living

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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One of the most admired people of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the age of seventy-six, just two years before her death, Roosevelt penned this simple guide toward a more fulfilling life. The commonsense ideas-and heartfelt ideals-presented in this volume are as relevant today as they were five decades ago. Her keys to a fulfilling life? Learning to Learn Fear: The Great Enemy; The Use 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; and Learning to Be a Public Servant.

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Great overview to her guiding principles. - Goodreads
Her advice is priceless and practical. - Goodreads
Great read, just not a huge page turner. - Goodreads
Eleanor gives a lot of great advice. - Goodreads
This was a selection of one of my book club members. - Goodreads
Roosevelt's advice is much more plain-spoken. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

Written in 1960, much of Eleanor Roosevelt's advice applies today just as much as it did 54 years ago. As a Baby Boomer, I lived through some of the years she spoke about, therefore can relate and I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Allie Smith - Goodreads

It was a pretty good book & an easy read. Her 11 "rules" are logical and her explanation of them, plausible. They also stand the test of time! She was apparently a pioneer of the "Self-help movement ... Read full review

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About the author (1960)

Eleanor Roosevelt, October 11, 1884 - November, 1962 Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, to Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt. Her mother died in 1892, and she and her brother went to live with Grandmother Hall. Her father died only two years later. She attended a distinguished school in England when she became of age, at 15. She met and married her distant cousin Franklin, in 1905. In Albany, Franklin served in the state Senate from 1910 to 1913, and Eleanor started her career as political helpmate. She gained a knowledge of Washington and its ways while he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. When he was stricken with polio in 1921, she tended him and became active in the women's division of the State Democratic Committee to keep his interest in politics alive. He successfully campaigned for governor in 1928 and eventually won the Presidency with Eleanor by his side. When Eleanor came to the White House in 1933, she understood social conditions better than any of her predecessors and she transformed the role of First Lady. She never shirked official entertaining. She broke precedence to hold press conferences, traveled to all parts of the country and give lectures and radio broadcasts, and also wrote a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day." After the President's death in 1945 she returned to a cottage at his Hyde Park estate. Within a year, however, she became the American spokeswoman in the United Nations. She continued her career until her strength began to wane in 1962. She died in New York City that November, and was buried at Hyde Park beside her husband.

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