Thirteen Virtues, Seven Sins … and a whole lot more.

Drawn from Teresa’s popular blog of the same title, this book starts with Benjamin Franklin’s list of thirteen virtues and asks the question: do Franklin’s perhaps antiquated notions of virtue offer guidance to a nation increasingly divided by angry righteousness?

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Browse the reviews here.

Available in hardback, paperback and e-reader formats at your local independent booksellerBarnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. Audible.com edition coming soon.



The Utah Center for the Book, in conjunction with Utah Humanities and the Salt Lake City Public Library, has given The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off) the 2015 Utah Book Award in Non-Fiction.

Tj storytellersEtched Magazine features “A Conversation with Teresa Jordan” in its Fall issue, devoted to the storytellers of the Southwest.

SLC Weekly

The readers of Salt Lake City Weekly have chosen The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off) as their pick for the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year.

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Read “Virtue and Vice” in Continuum, the magazine of the University of Utah.

Eric Hoffer Award

The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off) was named the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize winner, selected from some 1200 nominees in nearly 20 categories.


Audible.com has purchased audio rights for The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off). Expect the audio book by Christmas.

Da Vinci Award smallThe Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off) has received an Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for cover art. The cover features one of Teresa’s “Chicken’s from the Dark Side.”

Wisdom VillageWisdom Village Publications has purchased publication rights for The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off) in India and will publish it in both English and Hindi. Wisdom Village specializes in books related to mind, body and soul, as well as ethics in business.

KPI Publishing Group in Seoul has purchased publication rights for The Year of Living Virtuously in South Korea. KPI was founded in 2005 and they’ve been publishing Business, Essay, Life Style, and Humanistic titles under 6 imprints including their essay imprint, Book Reading Wednesday and their essay line, Thinking LabThe Year will be released sometime in 2016.


Listen to Teresa’s interview with Doug Fabrizio on RadioWest.

LA timesRead Teresa’s OpEd in the Los Angeles Times on the virtue of mindfulness


Read The Wall Street Journal review of The Year of Living Virtually (Weekends Off)



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Escalante Canyon Arts Festival
Escalante, Utah
Friday, September 25, 7:30 PM
Escalante High School Auditorium
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The Illuminated Idea: The Quirky Marriage of Images and Words

A workshop on the illustrated journal
Escalante Canyon Arts Festival
Escalante, Utah
Friday, September 25, 7:30 PM
Escalante High School Auditorium
More information here