You Learn by Living

You Learn by Living Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

50th anniversary Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

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 age of seventy-six, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life-a powerful volume of enduring commonsense ideas and heartfelt values. Offering her own philosophy on living, she takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civic stewardship, 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  Learning to Be a Public Servant

A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening or Robert Pirsig'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 is a window into Eleanor Roosevelt herself and a trove of timeless wisdom that resonates in any era.

Book information

ISBN: 9780062061577
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pub date:
Edition: 50th anniversary Edition
DEWEY: 158.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 176g
Height: 202mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 14mm