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Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Richard Stengel

After spending two years with Nelson Mandela collaborating on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, author and Time managing editor Stengel (You're Too Kind) felt that leaving Mandela's side "was like the sun going out of my life." In 15 compelling … see full wiki

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Author: Richard Stengel
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Crown Archetype
2 reviews about Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life,...
review by . March 23, 2010
What would Nelson Mandela do?    Toward the end of Mandela's Way, Richard Stengel asks this question. Stengel helped Mandela write his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in the early 1990s, and this question helped him "internalize [Mandela] and his ideas." Mandela's Way is biographical, but with a moral point. How can reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandela help us live?    The tradition of biography as moral exercise is as old as the Greeks and Romans, …
review by . March 09, 2010
This is hagiography, pure and simple.     The author, Richard Stengel, Managing Editor of Time Magazine, not only makes his uncritical admiration - or perhaps veneration would be the better word - absolutely clear, but goes further and labels Barack Obama "[Mandela's] true successor on the world stage" in many ways. I am not joking.     Personally I have mixed views toward Mandela. I do not doubt that he has great personal courage, but I also question his …
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