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This is My Story

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  66 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published 1939 by Garden City Publishing Co.
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Aida
Mar 10, 2016 Aida rated it really liked it
Eleanor Franklin writes a story about her early life up through post-WWI and when her husband first fell ill with Polio. It's an interesting account of her upbringing, her education, her early married life, and her becoming an independent socially educated woman. I felt sorry for her while reading about her childhood, which Eleanor describes as being ignored by her mother and extended family members because she wasn't pretty or intelligent. In addition, she was looked at as clumsy, awkward and u ...more
Susan
Jul 26, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is such a graceful book, right from the opening line. She's honest in the best way, without being hurtful, but with an insightful approach to herself and those around her. I wrote down a thousand quotes from this book. Who is like her today?
Susan Albert
Oct 05, 2014 Susan Albert rated it it was amazing
In its time (written in 1936), a surprisingly candid & revealing memoir of ER's childhood, courtship and family years, through FDR's illnesss and her entry into politics. Ends in 1928, when FDR becomes governor of NY. Written at Lorena Hickok's urging to define herself to her public and to earn money, most of which ER used to bail her children out of various scrapes. This is the book on which most ER biographies are based.
Susan
Jan 19, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Fascinating insight into one of the heroes in my life.
Melissa
Nov 04, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This was such a great book. Eleanor Roosevelt was way beyond her time. I think she might have even inspired me to start journaling. There are many life lessons that I've gleaned from this book and it was a quick, easy read to boot.
Jean Corrigan
May 26, 2013 Jean Corrigan rated it really liked it
An inspiration - a life well lived
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Nov 27, 2013 Sayed added it
Too good
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, she continued to be an internationally prominent author and speaker for the New Deal coalition ...more
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