Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Tomorrow is Now

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Review - Tomorrow is Now

About the Book
As relevant and influential now as it was in 1962, TOMORROW IS NOW (Penguin Classics; On-Sale: October 30th, 2012; $15.00; 978-0-14-310699-9; Also available as an e-book) is Eleanor Roosevelt’s manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, the most influential First Lady in American history traces the country’s struggle to embrace democracy and presents her declaration against fear, timidity, complacency, and national arrogance.

An open, unrestrained look into her mind and heart as well as a clarion call to action, TOMORROW IS NOW is the work Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stay alive to finish writing. For this edition, former U.S. President Bill Clinton contributes a new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black provides an authoritative introduction focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career.

In this short but powerful book, it is possible to see the mind of the greatest First Lady of American history tackle the problems of modern society and attempt to reach an understanding of how to have faith in the fundamental dignity of mankind.

About the Author
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and over the course of his long tenure in the White House, Eleanor led many welfare organizations and fought for the rights of consumers, women, and minorities. Eleanor Roosevelt is widely considered one of America’s greatest First Ladies.

My Take on the Book
This was such an interesting book, and one that has stood the test of time. I have always been impressed with Eleanor Roosevelt, for her humanitarian efforts and strong willed determination in everything that she did in her life, and all of this truly was shown in the writing of this book. I was amazed to see how relevant the concepts here are today, so many years after the book was originally published. I love the empowering tone of the book and how it uplifts the young and encourages them to reach for more! I truly believe that all should read this book as it will make you think differently about how we see our youth and what they can and should be able to accomplish in today's society! 

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