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From Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world’s most celebrated and public figures, comes this wise and intimate book on how to get the most out of life - now available on audio.

One of the most beloved figures of the 20th century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the age of 76, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life. You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring common sense ideas and heartfelt values. Offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes listeners 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

Informed by her personal experiences as a daughter, wife, parent, and diplomat, this audiobook is a window into Eleanor Roosevelt herself and a trove of timeless wisdom that resonates in any era.

©1960 Eleanor Roosevelt (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The narrator's voice ruined it for me. Forcing the pronunciation of consonants sounded synthesized.

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Un libro que en pleno 2020 te da lecciones totalmente atemporales. Te abre los ojos a la conducta humana y como, con pequeños cambios en nuestro comportamiento y constancia podemos tener un equilibrio y sacar mayor provecho del aprendizaje que nos dejan las experiencias propias y ajenas.

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I couldn't even finish the preface

The narrator didn't appear to be familiar with the material, and she certainly didn't help to make it interesting. I found it tiresome, and gave up on the book early on.

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modern ben franklin

love her insight after reading of her life. her respect for individual freedom and character insight timeless

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Great advice

Loved this book from start to finish. There was so much advice that I wish I would have had in my early years. Eleanor covered practically every facet in life. amazing.

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  • Michaela C.
  • 08-22-21

Hidden gem. Best book i ever found.

This is one of those books which you will most likely come back to with time. It offers great ideas in common sense way. While the book is outdated, the ideas are not. However, reader must be able to understand that the book was written in different time and therefore those ideas must be transferred to current situation. This might be hard for young people, who would probably find this read extremely challenging. On the other hand, it is so worth the effort and the ideas gathered in this book are extremely rewarding.

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  • Sharon
  • 08-03-20

Wonderful

One of the wisest books you will ever read. A beautifully written and perfectly narrated audiobook. I will treasure this book and revisit it often.

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  • William Gilbert Riley
  • 06-02-19

enjoyed it and very nicely read but dated.

it's a fairly short book and you can get through it pretty quickly but it does feel for a previous time and that means it is not quite as relevant for today's world.

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  • Dan
  • 01-15-19

valuable knowledge, easy listening

surprising amount of valuable knowledge, which we can all take something from. I have a new found respect for Eleanor Roosevelt who has passed on much wisdom from the many lessons she experienced through her life.
It is easy listening.