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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents


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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is still one of the best books I've read. Benjamin Franklin was remarkable by any standard. He had less than 2 years of formal education and yet he became one of our foremost statesmen of all times. Of all the things I learned in this book my favorite is his plan for self improvement. He takes 13 problems in his nature and sets out to cure them week by week. Actually, he started with 12, but a good friend told him he needed to put pride on the list:) My favorite is his problem with organization. He believes in "a place for everything and everything in its place," but regretfully reports that he did not learn this when he was young because he had a good enough memory to not have to bother, but in later life, he found that his memory was gone and it was too late to learn to be organized. My thoughts exactly!

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