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The Year of Living Virtuously by Teresa Jordan

The Year of Living Virtuously

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The Year of Living Virtuously by Teresa Jordan
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Nov 10, 2015 | ISBN 9781619025882

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“With philosophical dexterity, she explores, searches and scrutinizes commonplace notions of right and wrong….This compelling set of reflections is poetic in its scope, and Jordan’s meditations are thought–provoking and insightful”—Deseret News Reviews

“Writer and visual artist Jordan takes a page from Benjamin Franklin and embarks on a yearlong quest to master the 13 virtues Franklin explored in his ‘project of arriving at moral perfection.’ While perfection is not in the cards, the process of trying is both fun and eye–opening.” —O Magazine

“. . .an engaging and moving collection. . .” —Wall Street Journal

“When you begin this book of modern meditations, you will simply want to keep reading it, having fallen under the spell of Teresa Jordan’s marvelous and many–faceted investigation into our notions of virtue and vice. You can open The Year of Living Virtuously to any chapter – to Lust or Greed or Gluttony, or Balance, Manners, or Moderation – and find wit and quiet wisdom. The extraordinary stories and sources Jordan draws on for her meditations, ranging from the personal to the neuro–cognitive, remind us that we can choose where to place our attention and, as we live more mindfully, not only endure the difficult moments but find the tranquility we seek.” —Judith Freeman, author of Red Water and The Long Embrace

“Thoughtful reflections on virtue and vice.. . .Jordan successfully incorporates lessons gleaned from formative moments in her own life with those from the biographies of relative unknowns and artists and thinkers as famous as Franklin, and she delves deep, especially in the more extended essays, into the essence of contrasting modes of being.. . .Jordan’s engaging collection abounds with provocative inquiry, offering plenty of food for thought.” —Kirkus Reviews

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