Eleanor Roosevelt – You Learn by Living


From Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the worlds 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.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Narrator: Vivienne Leheny
Duration: 5 hours 29 minutes
Released: 18 Nov 2012
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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Contrary to what you may assume,this is a book of hope. Listening to this book will remind you that depression or ‘melancholy’ as it was called in the day of Lincoln, is not a ticket to obscurity or wasted life. Lincoln’s struggle with this illness was a constant companion, which he was able to turn into a means of learning and personal growth. Shenk is a master at setting up the historical context and how Lincoln’s mental health situation interacted. Shenk also helps you understand the nature of depression and its impact on any of us who struggle with this condition. What he does not do is create an image of Lincoln as super-hero who was unimpaired by his condition. Instead, Lincoln is seen as a man who was at times beaten up by his own demons but was able to assist others as they battled their own troubled souls. The consummate student, Lincoln learned from his own experience and used his pain as a means of helping those he loved.