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on 20 January 2010
The reason for buying this book was because I'd always seen inspirational quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt so decided to see if she'd written any books. As it turns out she's written loads but this one seemed to be the essence of her learning and experience.
Its a brilliant book, so elegantly written and easy to read. It was written in 1960 so some of the references will obviously be out of date(eg the cold war and Russia). But other than that her observations are spot on. You finish the book feeling motivated to get out there and experience life and try to be a better person in the process. It'll be a book I will definitely keep and re-read.