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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