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Four Minute Essays

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Over 30 penetrating essays on various subjects such as: The Price of Liberty; Pragmatism; How to Live 100 Years; Child's Play a Crime; Duty of the Rich; The Greatest Enemy; Temper of Solitude; The Civilizers; How to Keep Friends.
Paperback, 164 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Kessinger Publishing (first published May 31st 1942)
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Rosa Ramôa
Feb 27, 2017 Rosa Ramôa rated it really liked it
"O que é um amigo? Eu digo-te. O amigo é uma pessoa com quem tens a coragem de seres tu mesmo".
Kristina
Feb 21, 2012 Kristina rated it it was amazing
The essay on being kind changed my life.

The essay about our souls not being sky-y enough changed my life.

So many of the essays sincerely changed my life.

I grabbed this off the shelf at the library without knowing who Frank Crane was but that the book was small and cute and wrapped in old smelly fabric (the best kind). I'm so glad I did. Frank Crane was so wise I could cry. I wish I had a copy of four minute essays. I think it's easier to read yearly than Leaves of Grass and I love Whitman. But
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Jon Lucas
Sep 13, 2016 Jon Lucas rated it really liked it
There is a large collection of the various volumes he wrote. It's a cool concept and he takes some interesting perspectives on a wide range of topics. If you go in with an understanding of the context/time frame in which he wrote these little vignettes, I promise you'll find something that resonates with you.
Bridget LaMonica
The essays in this book are quick reads (hence the title). Some are thought provoking, some seem like fluff that goes nowhere, but a worthwhile read in any case. Mr. Crane looked at the world with such wide, admiring eyes...it's nice to see a set of essays with a positive, uplifting slant.
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