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Publisher's Summary

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet, how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." (The World According to Mister Rogers)

A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend and neighbor to generations of Americans.

There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure.

An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights, with sections titled "Understanding Love", "The Courage to Be Yourself", "The Challenge of Inner Discipline", and "We Are All Neighbors", The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.

©2004 Family Communications, Inc.; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Divion, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Winner, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2004

"Reminds readers that before we learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten, or had our first taste of chicken soup for the soul, Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one's promises, finding strength through helping others, and not being afraid to cry." (Publishers Weekly)

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Sound-bytes and Snippets

This book isn't quite what I was expecting. There are a handful of celebrity narrators taking turns sharing snippets and sound-bytes of Fred Rogers wisdom, mixed with a speech Fred presented at an awards event, and a touching foreword by Fred's wife about her life with Fred. All-in-all, not a bad book - just more of a background montage than a story.

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such a wonderful man...the world was blessed

inspirational....heartwarming and touching.....I do wish the story kept going....so very thought provoking....who doesn't love Mr. Rogers?!?!

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Pleasant bio of Fred Rogers

Was expecting something more along the lines of Fred's previous book to parents, but this was more about his background, how he came to his show and lived his life. I enjoyed hearing his wife tell of their life together. She reads with the slow, thoughtful speech of Fred, plus a lovely southern accent. The celebrity readings were a nice reminder of his philosophy to help kids understand and navigate their world. If you remember Mr. Rogers fondly, this will be a warm listen.