If You Ask Me by Eleanor Roosevelt audiobook

If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt

By Eleanor Roosevelt
Edited and with an introduction by Mary Jo Binker
Read by Cassandra Campbell  and Amanda Carlin

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501179792

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508276517

  • ISBN: 9781508276500

Runtime: 7.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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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Author Bio: Eleanor Roosevelt

Author Bio: Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the mother their six children. Aside from being first lady for twelve years she served as delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English