The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

Roughing It - Mark Twain - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of Roughing It:

The biography of a riverman in the Wild Wild West.

My favorite Mark Twain quote from the book:

"If you are of any account, stay at home and make your way by faithful diligence; but if you are "no account" go away from home, and then you will *have* to work"

Questions to ponder while reading Roughing It:

Do you live close to home?

Do you prefer the glitter or the gold?

My review of Roughing It:

An entertaining read.

Lots of surprising info.

Twain lived.


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