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The Importance of Living


The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese ... Show synopsis

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Humane and humble

by HumanitiesProf on Dec 22, 2013

This is a work of profound humanity. The author does not claim originality for the age-old ideas he presents, but does make a claim for their importance, especially for the overly materialistic and overly hard-working Americans. If you admire Thoreau's insights, you'll enjoy Yutang. He writes with humor and humility.



by Corkymck on Nov 1, 2012

Lin Yutang in his day passed as a philosopher of daily life. What he is is someone who thinks within the box and has ho deep or profound thoughts of his own.

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