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For more than 30 years, television's Mister Rogers taught children how to become confident, well-rounded adults. His simple yet profound philosophy is that each one of us is a special person full of unique talents and abilities, and that no two people are exactly alike.

You Are Special is an inspiring collection of Fred Rogers' self-esteem boosting wisdom. Rogers also shares many private stories about his own challenges growing up, including the important role his grandfather and a few influential teachers played in his life.

Fred Rogers' short, easy-to-remember maxims and observations helped people of all ages make sense of a complicated world. Now that he is gone, this collection will remind you why he meant so much to you as a child. You Are Special will make sure you keep benefiting from his hopeful outlook on life.

©1994 Family Communications, Inc. (P)1994 Penguin HighBridge Audio

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One of the best audiobooks

To start I have over 300 audiobooks and this one has moved me the most . I've never thought so deeply or unashamed or cried so easily . Fred Rodgers in the 80's got me though my parents divorce and being a alone more frequent than not and now he's helping me deal with having a child with special needs. Thank you mr Rodgers I owe you my life

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Short and Sweet

This book is really about development of children (and adults too really but they aren't mentioned) on how to nurture others and love them.

This book is simple, sweet and informative. It's quick to listen to and isn't bogged down with someone who just wants to show you their knowledge. He seems to really care and has simple ways of teaching about life. There's a happy sad reality to it.

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Such a healing book

I can't recommend this book enough. Me. Rodgers insights into children and what they need from parents are timeless. Do your entire family a favor and listen to this book.

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Short but Sweet

Everyone's favorite neighbor reading his own book. Hearing Mr. Rogers calming voice as he tells stories and quotes lines seems to just make me feel good no matter what is going on. It is a short listen, but worth every penny.

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A must read for any parent

It went by so quickly, but I know I'll return to it again and again for wisdom.

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Fred Rogers was truly an Angel on earth

I love the pace of his voice. This is a very relaxing audio book. This is great for new parents, for parents of teenagers or just fans of Mr rogers neighborhood.

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Mr Rogers, Inspiring today as much so as he was then.

“It’s you I like”. “I like you just the way you are” My favorite most meaningful words Mr Rogers shared. Mr Rogers somehow makes me feel like a kid again every time I hear him speak it takes me back to how special he made me feel talking through the television. So easily understood then as a child and so deeply meaningful to understand now as an adult. I will forever hold his wisdom and insight in my daily life. I love this book is narrated by Fred Rogers himself.

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Mr. Rogers is special

What did you love best about You Are Special?

The book has great advice and Mr. Rogers' narration makes it easy to listen to. Much of what he says focuses on communicating with children and the value of those interactions, but honestly it's very relatable.

What did you like best about this story?

The book contains stories from his childhood and moments he remembers when he learned important lessons or gained valuable advice that helped shape his persona. Not only is the advice good, but it helps you reflect on your actions and upbringing and how those moments helped shape your life.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from You Are Special?

There are many rewarding perspectives in this book and lots of advice on communication and how to treat others. It sheds some light on human behavior and how our interactions define us and affects the people around us. I would like to take away many lessons from this book and practice these on a day to day basis.

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I've listened to this book a handful of times on my way to and from work. It sounds kinda funny to tell others that you're listening to Mr. Rogers' "You are Special" but after some of my friends listened to the book and got past the corniness of it, they also realized this book is smart, meaningful and is overall good advice and has a positive outlook on life.

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Everything you'd expect from America's favorite

Mr. Rogers dispenses advice in a calm, gentle manner and voice. The information and opinions he gives are soothing, with no shame or guilt upon the reader. Not too long but filled with golden advice from America's favorite neighbor.

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Simply a wonderful book

Hearing Fred Rogers speak with such calm encouragement is such a treat. I have listened to this book several times and I am sure I will listen to it over a dozen more. Fred Rogers dedicated his life to the development of children and his care and hard work and attention to detail comes through beautifully.