My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

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14 Critic Reviews

Inspired, white-knuckled fun from start to finish.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

“I honestly loved this book.”
—Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts

“Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, is moving, enriching, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride.”
—Julie Powell, bestselling author of Julie & Julia

In the tradition of My Year of Living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday. Fans of Sloane Crosley and Chelsea Handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth.

 

About Noelle Hancock

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Noelle Hancock is a former staff writer for the New York Observer. She was the founding writer of Us Weekly magazine's entertainment blog and helped launch the website for the popular gossip column Page Six. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, the New York Post, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Nymagazine.com, and Gawker, among other publications. Noelle frequently offers pop culture commentary on television, including VH1, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Fox & Friends. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. and now lives in Manhattan with her parakeets, Jesus and Stuart. Her parents are still holding out for law school.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 309 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for My Year With Eleanor
All: 14 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 01 2011

Inspired, white-knuckled fun from start to finish.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly on May 09 2011

She brings her experiences to vivid life and, through her interest in and compassion for Eleanor, is kinder to herself; there is plenty to entertain and inspire. 

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USA Today

Below average
Reviewed by Craig Wilson on Jun 20 2011

But after a while her memoir My Year With Eleanor reads like nothing more than a series of often-amusing experiences tied together by one theme: So what's next?

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The Columbus Dispatch

Below average
Reviewed by Margaret Quamme on Jun 05 2011

Although it's clear that Hancock stretched her limits during this year (…) the memoir leaves an unsettling sense of unfinished business.

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Her Voice

Excellent
Reviewed by Mary Ellen Cross on Jan 18 2012

There are lessons that can be gleaned from Hancock’s book.

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Unabridged Chick

Good
Reviewed by Audra on Jul 20 2011

Even though this seems a bit like a trendy project-a-year memoir, I found this book to be insightful, charming and inviting.

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The Book Chick

Below average
Reviewed by Jonita on Aug 03 2011

A little disappointingly I didn't find myself inspired by this book to go out and face my own fears one day at a time.

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Reviews by Molly

Good
Reviewed by Molly on Jul 11 2011

If you are a memoir lover, or someone looking for an inspiring and laugh out loud, un-put-downable book, then I HIGHLY recommend this fantastic 5 star book by Noelle!

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Scandalous Women

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on Jul 19 2011

Verdict - A charming and self-deprecating look at one woman's year long journey to self-discovery.

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2 Kids and Tired Books

Good
Reviewed by Holly on Jul 13 2011

While I could have done without the profanity and occasional vulgarity, this is still an eloquent and inspiring account of one woman's year of discovery. 

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Stephanie's Written Word

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie on Aug 10 2011

All in all the book was a winner and I thoroughly enjoyed following along with the author on her quest to face her fears!

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One Book Shy

Good
Reviewed by Jules on Aug 08 2011

Noelle's book has reminded me how great a lady she was and how much she had to offer us.

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Cozy Little House

Good
Reviewed by Cozy Little House on Aug 06 2011

She teaches her how to live in the moment more fully engaged.

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Dr. Burnshead

Good
Reviewed by Dr. Burnshead on Jun 11 2011

Highly Recommend this book if you want to get to know about the life of a cool person and envision what your life could be like if you conquered all your fears. 

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