The Roosevelts: an Intimate History is on right now

haven’t read the book- but I’m talking about the tv adaptation on PBS right now
(sorry why i am even posting this is because Eleanor and FDR are my history power couple.) Minus the part where he had an affair with his secretary… they were an inspired complement of extroversion and introversion, charm, rugged practicality and actualization, with idealism, pure intellectualism and good conscience.

I’m on my phone and can’t do the read more link. thanks/ignore if you don’t give a shit. fanatical blurb is now finished anyway

The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.