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Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter

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ISBN13: 9780743237826
ISBN10: 074323782x
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With more than a quarter million copies sold, award-winning teacher Hal Urban outlines twenty lessons that answer timeless questions about how to make the most of your life.

Life’s Greatest Lessons is a wise, wonderful book. In it, Hal Urban, a parent and an award-winning teacher, presents twenty principles that are as deeply rooted in common sense as they are in compassion. The topics, gathered from a lifetime of teaching both children and adults, span a wide range of readily understood concepts, including attitudes about money, understanding the real meaning of “success,” and the importance of having fun. The book will help you find the best—in the world, in others, and in yourself. Classic in its simplicity and enduring in its appeal, Life’s Greatest Lessons helps us all rediscover that the desire to live a good life is timeless.

Review:

"A wise and wonderful book. It will enrich anyone who reads it." Rabbi Harold Kushner

Review:

"Urban is...awash in good lessons; his prose, though, tends toward the bland and platitudinous, which may make the lessons hard for some to swallow." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Hal Urban originally wrote Life's Greatest Lessons to help parents teach their children about "how life works." But when the book became a sensational success with adults as well, Urban realized that no one is ever too old to learn life's most valuable lessons.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-165).

About the Author

Hal Urban was a high school teacher for many years and also taught at the University of San Francisco. He is a well-known leader in the Character Education movement and is in constant demand as a speaker at national conferences and school and community events. He raised three sons as a single father and now lives in Redwood City, California, with his wife, Cathy.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

If Someone Gave You This Book

Introduction: I Wrote This Book for Four Reasons

1. Success Is More Than Making Money

2. Life Is Hard...and Not Always Fair

3. Life Is Also Fun...and Incredibly Funny

4. We Live by Choice, Not by Chance

5. Attitude Is a Choice — the Most Important One You'll Ever Make

6. Habits Are the Key to All Success

7. Being Thankful Is a Habit — the Best One You'll Ever Have

8. Good People Build Their Lives on a Foundation of Respect

9. Honesty Is Still the Best Policy

10. Kind Words Cost Little but Accomplish Much

11. Real Motivation Comes from Within

12. Goals Are Dreams with Deadlines

13. There's No Substitute for Hard Work

14. You Have to Give Up Something to Get Something

15. Successful People Don't Find Time — They Make Time

16. No One Else Can Raise Your Self-esteem

17. The Body Needs Nutrition and Exercise — So Do the Mind and Spirit

18. It's OK to Fail — Everyone Else Has

19. Life Is Simpler When We Know What's Essential

20. Essential #1 Is Being a Good Person

Conclusion

A Few Books That Have Shaped My Thinking and My Life

Thank You

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dond1423, December 1, 2009 (view all comments by dond1423)
Excellent book. I bought this book at a time in my life when I was beginning to understand realizing 'the American dream' wasn't bringing me the happiness and fulfillment it was supposed to. Strangely enough some of the topics covered areas I was just starting to discover such as success is more than just money, it's an equation. There were also a lot of areas I hadn't thought about before that really made sense.......probably saved me some years of stress.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743237826
Author:
Urban, Hal
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
General Education
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Al Urban; Covey; wisdom; common sense; success;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
107-386
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 5.95 oz

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Product details 192 pages Fireside Books - English 9780743237826 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wise and wonderful book. It will enrich anyone who reads it."
"Review" by , "Urban is...awash in good lessons; his prose, though, tends toward the bland and platitudinous, which may make the lessons hard for some to swallow."
"Synopsis" by , Hal Urban originally wrote Life's Greatest Lessons to help parents teach their children about "how life works." But when the book became a sensational success with adults as well, Urban realized that no one is ever too old to learn life's most valuable lessons.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-165).
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