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Contagious Optimism is an uplifting book of stories and parables about amazing life turnarounds. A compendium of encouragement, it includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries, and just plain folk. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship as well as economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism offers listeners the possibility to look for and find silver linings. This is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness.

Featured in this audiobook are stories and endorsements from such "contagious optimists" as Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International, the single largest interfaith church in America; Nancy Ferrari, the "Oprah of AMRadio;" and Daniel P. Tully, CEO emeritus of Merrill Lynch.

©2013 David Mezzapelle (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Amr K.
  • 05-26-17

Impossible is nothing

have set an objective of entering the Guinness book of world record upon listening to the book

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  • Libz
  • 07-06-14

Best book I've read for a while

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  • Nicholas
  • 09-07-14

Too many platitudes

What did you like best about Contagious Optimism? What did you like least?

Not much

What was most disappointing about David Mezzapelle’s story?

There were occasional pearls but they were rare. Given that this is a work born of an America self obsessed and self absorbed in wealth creation, it struggles to step away from this core idea. And, for an avowed atheist, the references to religious practice are often toe ciurlingly awful. Sometimes very helpful, often vacuous and out dated.

What didn’t you like about David Kelly and Terri McMahon ’s performance?

I confess, I tired of the two perfumers endlessly sounding like themselves. This work would greatly have benefited from many more professional actors.

Was Contagious Optimism worth the listening time?

Barely.