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Published by: RandomHouseAcademic on Aug 26, 2010
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Fifteen Lessons on Life,Love,and Courage

By Richard Stengel

Preface by Nelson Mandela

We long for heroes and have too few.Nelson Mandela is
the closest thing the world has to a secular saint.He
liberated a country from a system ofviolent prejudice and
helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never
been done before.

Now Timemagazine editor Rick Stengel,who collaborated
with Mandela on his bestselling autobiography and became a
cherished friend,distills Mandela’s wisdom into 15 vital life
lessons.Woven into these lessons are remarkable stories—of
Mandela’s childhood as the protégé ofa tribal king,ofhis early
days as a freedom fighter,ofthe 27-year imprisonment that
could not break him,and ofhis new and fulfilling marriage at
the age ofeighty.

This profoundly inspiring book spurs us to look within
ourselves,reconsider the things we take for granted,and
contemplate the legacy we’ll leave behind.

Do not order before 3/30/2010.

Crown | HC
978-0-307-46068-4 | 256pp.
$23.00/$27.95 Can.| Exam Copy:$11.50

Audio Edition • e-Book

About the Author

RICHARD STENGELis the editor of
Timemagazine. Stengel collaborated
with Nelson Mandela on Mandela’s best-
selling 1993 autobiography, Long Walk to
, and later served as coproducer
of the 1996 Oscar-nominated documen-
tary Mandela. He is also the author of

January Sun: One Day, Three Lives, a
South African Town
. He is married to
Mary Pfaff, and they have two sons.

March 2010

1.Courage Is Not the
Absence ofFear

2.Be Measured

3.Lead from the Front

4.Look the Part

5.Lead from the Back

6.See the Good in Others

7.Keep Your Rivals Close

8.Have a Core Principle

“Rick Stengel’s wise and moving book captures the Nelson
Mandela I have been privileged to know. . . . I was inspired
anew, and I know others will be too.”

—President Bill Clinton

“This delightfully inspiring book is a philosophical guide to
how we can aspire to achieve Mandela’s grace and how we
can draw upon his greatness as a model for the
comportment of our lives each day.”

—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

“Through anecdotes both heartwarming and heartbreaking,
this uplifting, inspiring volume makes Mandela’s hard-won
wisdom accessible to anyone who wants to play a part in
making the world a better place.”

—Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea

The 15 Lessons

9.Know When to Say No

10.Know Your Enemy

11.It’s Always Both

12.Love Makes the

13.It’s a Long Game

14.Quitting Is Leading Too

15.Find Your Own Garden



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