Book Reviews of The Seventeen Traditions

The Seventeen Traditions
The Seventeen Traditions
Author: Ralph Nader
ISBN-13: 9780061238277
ISBN-10: 0061238279
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 160
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Ralph Nader's look back on his upbringing, and how his parents influenced his life.
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Ralph Nader's personal tales are a tribute to his parents' role in preparing him and his siblings to be an intelligent, informed adults who will prefer to question, rather than just believe.

Throughout the chapters, Ralph looks back at the history of his parents immigrating to the U.S. from Lebanon when they were 19, and becoming devoted U.S. citizens and pillars of their community. They also taught their children about their culture, customs and history of Lebanon.

I enjoyed his story-telling writing style, as if we were face-to-face across the kitchen table. Many bits of wisdom his parents shared I thought were still relevant decades later.
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Ralph Nader is a truly honest and dedicated person who has spent his life trying to make the world a better place. This book encapsulates his wisdom. If you ever wanted a pretty complete list of practical ideals to teach your kids, this is an excellent template! He's a kind, funny, warm person who has taken the time to set down the core of his way of life. It's worth a listen.