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Overview 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. "A wise and wonderful book. It will enrich anyone who reads it."--Rabbi Harold Kushner.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter by Hal Urban has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 01/01/2003
Publishers Weekly - 01/02/2003
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2003
ISBN 074323782X ISBN13 9780743237826
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More About Hal Urban
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.
Hal Urban currently resides in Redwood City, in the state of California. Hal Urban was born in 1940.
Reviews - What do customers think about Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter?
A great foundation for further exploration Jul 9, 2007
I found this book to be both inspirational and educational. Inspirational : I found myself connecting to Urban's life story and was inspired to do several of the excercises he recommends. The book is very well written and requires alot of introspection after reading. For every lesson, I found myself reading, re-reading, and re-re-reading. I read this with a pen in hand and jotted down thoughts as I read. After re-reading my thoughts on each section, I started to think deeply of what matters in my life and was inspired to think of my actions, thoughts, beliefs, etc. in a different way. Educational: A great aspect of this book is the way Urban injects the works of so many other authors into his own. I found myself writing down the names and titles of many of Urban's cited works. His use of other's ideas to further explain and strenghten his own motivated me to further my knowledge base on the subject. For an author to actively tell the reader to go and look for other's insight only proves to me the author's good intentions and credibility. Overall - I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for some help on the road of life. Urban does a great job explaining his 20 lessons, and he does an even better job in making the reader want to think about his or her own goals and rules of life.
Good, simple book Jan 15, 2007
I got this book as a present for my husband for Christmas. We always try to keep some positive reading around. He enjoyed it very much and has since passed it along to a friend. It's a very cost-effective but impactful gift and a simple, useful read.
growth May 2, 2006
As you read this book you find yourself growing with it. 20 simple lessons to follow. the overwall lesson is to learn to enjoy life .. and you will
Do I need to say more !! May 2, 2006
This book get a 5 star rating from anyone that has reviewed it... do the math. I loved this book, I read many self help book because like many of us i'm looking for that edge that will take me over the top. This book is it. This is the mentor that i've never had.. the words that i needed to hear... this book will make a change... oh and check out his Positive words.. an other gold mine
This book changed my life, my way of thinking and more. Mar 27, 2006
I know that phrase is used a lot, but I don't use it a lot. I can honestly say that about THIS book....and I read a lot of self-help books. Not because I'm "messed up", but because I LOVE to learn. If I can read a book that can help me be a better person, I will read it...and not just READ....I absorb it and put it into practice. This book did that for me. It even changed the relationship I'm in. We are very serious, but have been having some communication problems. This book caused ME to change so much that my partner also changed and now our relationship has never been better. It showed (or reminded me) what kind of person I want to be, HOW to be that person, what is important in life, how to relate better to the people in my life that matter.....and I could just go on and on, but I won't. I just wanted to say that I got it at our library and it made SUCH an impact on me that I came here and bought the book used so I can go back OFTEN and refer to things I want to constently remember. To me, it's a book that EVERY person should read. I'm giving it as gifts to my grandchildren and children for their birthdays. GREAT BOOK!!!