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If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt by [Roosevelt, Eleanor]
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“Roosevelt emerges as blunt and opinionated, but also open, compassionate, and genuinely interested in others…Quotable and surprisingly timely, this optimistic book is both bracing and comforting.” (Publishers Weekly)

"The America that emerges through this 20-year sampling of Roosevelt's advice column is at once familiar and very long gone. We're still wrestling, of course, with arguments over civil liberties, national health care, the Electoral College and institutionalized racism and sexism. Roosevelt gamely weighed in on those "hot button" topics. But then there are a whole slew of other letters here that come out of an America so earnest it almost seems like the product of a work of speculative fiction . . . There's something very democratic about this 20-plus-year monthly "conversation" of sorts."— NPR's "Fresh Air"

"Heartwarming, smart, and at times even humorous, this book highlights a collection of Roosevelt's best columns and allows her warm wit and wisdom to shine as an uplifting and timely 'advice guide.'" — Woman's World

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Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years.

In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular press conferences, her activism on behalf of women, minorities, and youth, her lecture tours, and her syndicated newspaper column. When Ladies Home Journal offered her an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. “If You Ask Me” quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages.

Over the twenty years that Eleanor wrote her advice column, no question was too trivial and no topic was out of bounds. Practical, warm-hearted, and often witty, Eleanor’s answers were so forthright her editors included a disclaimer that her views were not necessarily those of the magazines or the Roosevelt administration. Asked, for example, if she had any Republican friends, she replied, “I hope so.” Queried about whether or when she would retire, she said, “I never plan ahead.” As for the suggestion that federal or state governments build public bomb shelters, she considered the idea “nonsense.” Covering a wide variety of topics—everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture—these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt’s warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2609 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (9 October 2018)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CL2F7SL
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,059,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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