Isabel Paterson (January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961) was a Canadian-American journalist, novelist, political philosopher, and a leading literary critic of her day. She was slight, just over five feet tall, with a delicate taste in food and drink, a deep love of nature, and a nationally famous sense of humor. 3,553 more words
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I finished! My takeaway, some of which was intended by the author, and some of which was not necessarily intended by the author, is that it is important that we allow people to be independent thinkers, that we encourage and reward skill and excellence, that we do not base our identity and our lives on what other people think, AND ALSO that it is good to have mercy and compassion on the poor, that generosity is a beautiful thing but not something to be forced, and that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Despite studying towards my English Literature degree, most of the life-changing books I’ve read were written by authors that are, well, anything but English. I am dubious as to what that might say about me – I hope it means I’m well-read, or at least versatile, but I suspect it means I am too undisciplined or chaotic to focus on any one thing. 641 more words