Book Review of
You Learn By Living
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. now back in print, You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring commonsense ideas and heartfelt values. offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civic stewardship, and more. her keys to a fulfilling life?
You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt was originally published in 1960, but I was amazed at how easily it could have been written today. The title, You Learn By Living, says exactly what this book is about. Eleanor Roosevelt shares her the lessons she has learned through living her life. This book is part memoir and part lessons on living life.
She talks about fear, using time wisely, being useful, facing responsibilities, and so much more.
This book has been in my to read pile for several years. I bought the Kindle version when it was on sale awhile ago and also ended up with the print version at some point but never got around to reading it. I recently picked it up for a project I am working on, and I am so glad I did. I loved this book. It will probably one of my favorite books of the year. There were so many quotes in this book that I marked to save.
This book is just over 200 pages, so it is not a long book. This would be a great book for a high school or college student to read. It would also make a great gift for student that is graduating. I am going to encourage all three of my kids to read this book because it is full of basic reminders and tips for living a useful productive life. And the majority of the tips and thoughts in this book have held the test of time.