You Learn by Living

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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She was born before women had the right to vote yet went on to become one of America'真s most influential First Ladies. A Gallup poll named her one of the most admired people of the twentieth century and she remains well known as a role model for a life well lived. Roosevelt wrote You Learn by Living at the age of seventy-six, just two years before her death. The commonsense ideas'真and heartfelt ideals'真presented in this volume are as relevant today as they were five decades ago. Her keys to a fulfilling life? Some of her responses include: learning to learn, the art of maturity, and getting the best out of others.
  

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Great overview to her guiding principles. - Goodreads
Her advice is priceless and practical. - Goodreads
Eleanor gives a lot of great advice. - Goodreads
Roosevelt's advice is much more plain-spoken. - Goodreads
The advice is as relevant today as it was then. - Goodreads
She gave a lot of advice aimed at raising children. - Goodreads

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

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"Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the ... Read full review

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

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I've loved Eleanor Roosevelt ever since I was a kid. I did a book report on her in 5th grade. This book is even better than I had imagined. She was a remarkable, humble, genuinely kind and ... Read full review

Contents

Fearthe Great Enemy
23
The Uses of Time
43
The Difficult Art of Maturity M
61
Readjustment Is Endless
75
Learning to Be Useful
93
The Right to Be an Individual
109
How to Get the Best Out of People
131
Facing Responsibility
149
How Everyone Can Take Part in Politics
169
Learning to Be a Public Servant
191
AFTERWORD
205
INDEX
209
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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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