My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle HancockMy Year With Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock

My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir

byNoelle Hancock

Paperback | June 5, 2012

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“I honestly loved this book.”
—Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts

“Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, is moving, enriching, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride.”
—Julie Powell, bestselling author of Julie & Julia

In the tradition of My Year of Living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday. Fans of Sloane Crosley and Chelsea Handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth.

NOELLE HANCOCKis a former staff writer for theNew York Observer. Her work has appeared inGQ,Gawker,Us Weekly, and elsewhere. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Yale University. She lives in Manhattan with her parakeets, Jesus and Stuart. Her parents are still holding out for law school.
Title:My Year With Eleanor: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061875015

ISBN - 13:9780061875014


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining and Inspiring Although this book wasn't mind blowing and inspirational, it was very enjoyable to read. I learned a lot of things about Eleanor Roosevelt and I also became a little more fearless.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacked Depth Noelle Hancock's "Year of Fear" was inspired by the Eleanor Roosevelt quotation "Do one thing everyday that scares you." and while I admire the premise I felt Hancock sort of loses her purpose as the year goes on - instead of finding activities that will challenge her and allow for introspection (which I think was her original purpose) she finds herself running down hallways naked and having sex in borrowed bridal suites. The story is light and fun with Hancock writing in a humourous chick lit voice but I was expecting something a little deeper which may be the cause of my disappointment; however, I still enjoyed the ride.
Date published: 2013-06-17

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