Teresa Jordan | The Year of Living Virtuously: Weekends Off

Join local author and artist, Teresa Jordan, for a reading and signing of her new book, The Year of Living Virtuously: Weekends Off.

Benjamin Franklin was in his early twenties when he embarked on a "bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection," intending to master the virtues of temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. He soon gave up on perfection but continued to believe that these virtues, coupled with a generous heart and a bemused acceptance of human frailty, laid the foundation for not only a good life but also a workable society.
Writer and visual artist Teresa Jordan wondered if Franklin's perhaps antiquated notions of virtue might offer guidance to a nation increasingly divided by angry righteousness. She decided to try to live his list for a year, focusing on each virtue for a week at a time and taking weekends off to attend to the seven deadly sins.
The journal she kept became this collection of beautifully illustrated essays, weaving personal anecdotes with the views of theologians, philosophers, ethicists, evolutionary biologists, and a whole range of scholars and scientists within the emerging field of consciousness studies.
Teresa Jordan offers a wry and intimate journey into a year in midlife devoted to the challenge of trying to live authentically.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Year of Living Virtuously from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Preorder your signed copy of The Year of Living Virtuously today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
84105 Salt Lake City
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ISBN: 9781619024274
Published: Counterpoint - December 16th, 2014