IT SEEMS TO ME by Eleanor Roosevelt


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Frankly, it seems to me that only the pulling power of Mrs. Roosevelt's name and her immense popularity warrant the publication of this slim collection of the questions and answers drawn from her magazine department. One has to read through to the wise and great women behind her answers to the queries of troubled people, for the expression of her response seems rather trite and obvious. The matter falls into topical headings such as: On Growing Up, On Getting Along with People, On Marriage, On Children, On Education, On Religion, On Adversity, On Religion, On Communism, On Foreign Policy, On Gossip, etc., etc. There are bits of self revelation, bits of insight into personalities, and unfailing courtesy, concern over other's problems, honesty in meeting curiosity often verging on impertinence. But no one could feel that these are great letters, destined to go down as literature. And their value lies, perhaps, in their honest effort to meet simple people on their own ground.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1954
Publisher: Norton