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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson Narrator: Kurt Andersen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Redefining the classic essay, this modern edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous work, Self-Reliance, includes self-reflections from both historical and contemporary luminaries. With quotes from the likes of Henry Ford and Helen Keller to modern-day thought leaders like Jesse Dylan, Steve Pressfield, and Milton Glaser, we're reminded of the relevance of Emerson’s powerful words today. Emerson’s words are timeless. Persuasive and convincing, he challenges readers to define their own sense of accomplishment and asks them to measure themselves against their own standards, not those of society. This famous orator has utter faith in individualism and doesn’t invoke beyond what is humanly possible, he just believes deeply that each of us is capable of greatness. He asks us to define that greatness for ourselves and to be true to ourselves. At times harsh, at times comforting, Emerson’s words guide the reader to challenge their own beliefs and sense of self. This modern edition of Self-Reliance is ideal for graduates or those who are in the midst of a career or lifestyle change. Emerson's sage guidance wrapped in modern-day reflections is a great reminder about the potential within us all and that life is what you make of it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 7/2/2011

    " Short but important book! (essay?) Makes you think a lot what it means to be a man... As a woman, this is interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maria | 4/16/2011

    " Si fuera homosexual, definitivamente "saldría del clóset" con el texto de este ensayo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aaron | 12/31/2010

    " For how much I liked Thoreau, I was surprised I couldn't much tolerate Emerson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 10/16/2010

    " I love Ralph Waldo! I can only understand 1 out of every 5 things he says, but the parts I am getting are brilliant. I hear the American Scholar essay is fantastic. Can't wait to read it. "

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