This book was recommended to me by a friend... And I must say I was a bit skeptical after reading the book jacket, but I was wrong. Fabulously captivating! There is some tasty nugget of truth on nearly every page. Will recommend over and over.
This book was an easy listen with life applications of how to look at any situation with hope by taking inventory of your perspective. Loved it! Will buy all of his books!
This book was so good! It gave me so much more perspective on everything in America. And, also will make you laugh a bit at the interesting character of Jones. Everyone in America need s to read this book and this would be a better world for it. :)
Wow. This was my first Andy Andrews book but it wont be my last. The reader makes such a difference in how enjoyable and gripping a good book can be and Andy Andrews was fabulous.
This was a wonderful story, I found it to be thoughtful, provoking and a bit life changing as the main character interacts and helps the towns people with their life struggles. it was a delightful listen.
"The Go Giver" both allow you to see how easier it is to influence another's life for the better,
Parts of it brought me to tears...very enjoyable book!
This is a book I will listen to several times to grasp it all. I listen to a lot of stuff like this but hearing it as you do in this book really brings perspective to little things in life.
When I first started listening to the book I was about to engage in a difficult conversation with a person I love dearly. Having "read" the first 3 chapters by the time the conversation took place I had received a good reminder that the person I love dearly has a perspective different than mine, and that if I could step outside myself for long enough to listen to that perspective, the conversation might end differently than if I refused to listen. So I think that what I liked best about the book that it offered a simple concept, and it offered the lesson pretty quickly.
It depends on the friend. Friends who like cliches and fairytales might enjoy the entirety of this book. And folks who like easy reads might find it engaging throughout. However, those who are searching for a bit more depth in literature, or who don't appreciate trite endings, probably wouldn't be satisfied.
The Noticer reminded me to think before speaking, question before accusing and finish what I started.
I thought this was a good book - not bad, not fabulous. I picked it up at my brothers' suggestion since my brother seldom suggests books for me to read. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if the ending hadn't been so corny and exaggerated. ... Also, while I think I understand what the author was doing when deciding to create a "Raceless" protagonist, there was something that bothered me about that decision. Maybe, if the author hadn't brought attention to the unidentifiable race (such as simply not mentioning the skin color or eye shape at all), that would have been enough. Instead, the author brought to attention that different folks called him by different names (one traditionally african /american name, and another a traditional hispanic name) and couldn't identify his skin color. That action discredited the reader, in my opinion; it told me that the author did not have confidence in the reader to see beyond the color him/herself, and so needed to blatantly (but not directly?) point out that "Any Man" (emph. on Man) could be so wise to point out the power of perspective.
Maybe I'm all wet on my interpretation, but I took that away. Decent book overall; I'm appreciative of the recommendation. For most, though, I'd probably be inclined to simply share the moral of the story than suggest someone read it...
Yes, It is heart warming and full of important life lessons
None, it's one of a kind
His telling of his story
The end where the boy was under the bridge
Tell us about yourself!
I have already listened to it 3 times. I take something different from it each time.
I love that the book is set at the Gulf Coast. I grew up close by & I can picture everything he's talking about. It make it very personal.
I enjoyed this book and so I bought hard copies gave it to many others. It lifts the spirit. His other book The Travelers Gift was even better. Enjoyed both of his books...and will read The Summit next.