Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human
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Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human

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In his warm, inviting, and inclusive, style, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia manages to bring a vision of the world together within his warm embrace. Sharing the stories of his travels and his encounters with people all over the world, Buscaglia reminds us that we are all people who have the potential to share ourselves with ourselves as well as others. A lover of life an...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 12th 1986 by Ballantine Books (first published August 13th 1957)
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I read this book while in college.
It seems I read a lot of things in college that weren't quite related to college itself.
come to think of it, I believ I got a better education from all of my extra-curricular reading than the college course material itself.
But, this book was (as all of Leo Buscaglia's books are)insightful, insrpiring, funny, and some times even somber.
This book in many ways helped me to feel validated as an individual with much to offer.
Lori Frieden
This book changed my life. I read it when I was 18 and again just recently. It's simply written, not overly intellectual or indulgent. It's a short, quick read that I highly recommend.
In this book, Leo Buscaglia attempts to offer an historic view of the ethical principles that have guided our humanity. He believes that everyone is responsible through their own uniqueness for completing a portion of a vast universal canvas. Full actualization of the world, therefore, depends on one's self-actualization. Consequently, the greatest challenge to all people is to work at being fully human.
Elham Taghavimehr
Jan 25, 2008 Elham Taghavimehr rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who wants to have a new look at himself/herself
Recommended to Elham by: Leila
Inspiring words, I love such books.It makes me feel fresh. Strive every day to become fully YOU---this message is quintessential Buscaglia. At his very best in "The Art of Being Fully Human," Leo will uplift and invigorate you with his heartwarming spontaneity, his challenge to follow your dreams, and his inspiration to take new risks
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Saman Kashi
در چه بي‌شمار راه‌هايي، گسترده در ميان ستارگان
آدمي بايد خود را در جستجوي آخرين راز به دنبال كشد؟
سفر دشوار است و بي‌كران و گاه محال
امـا باز، پاري از ما را از تلاش باز نمي‌دارد
مي‌توان گفت به كاروان پيوسته‌ايم
و در نقطه‌اي خاص، تا آن‌جا كه در توان داريم سفر خواهيم كرد
امـا در يك عمر، مجال ديدن همه‌ي آن‌چه كه مي‌خواهيم
يا آموختن همه‌ي آن‌چه كه تشنه‌ي دانستنش هستيم وجود ندارد
What I couldn't explain in my journey to maturity and how like scales that have fallen from my eyes I have begun to live a fully functioning life, the author explained in crystal clear sentences; he found words to say things I've been wanting to explain to others. A profound reading that was truly enjoyable.
Is a good description about human nature, similarities and diferences of religious believes and the author's point of view about how love can help.

Contiene una buena descripcion de la naturaleza humana. Y los puntos de vista del autor acerca de como el amor puede ayudar.
One of my all time favorite books and spiritual writers. Highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn about religions, spirituality and stages in life.
Buscaglia shows how similar we all are in our experience in being human, and how we should support each other and grow from our experiences.
Muy profundo para conocerme más a mí misma y entender las diferentes etapas de la vida.
Anonna Coutee'
Get to know yourself,,,'ll see something new in this mirror everytime
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I think I have read way too many self-help books.
Josephine Winda
I really lovvvvvvvvvvveee this boook!....
Was helpful when I was grieving.
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Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia Ph.D. was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles).

Leo Buscaglia authored a number of New York Times bestselling inspirational books on love and human reticences on the subject, including The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Bus 9 to Paradise, Living Loving a...more
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