Chris Rodell likes to consult with a five-year-old anytime he needs a reminder as to what is important in life. In his uplifting, humorous, and spiritual guidebook Use All the Crayons, Rodell encourages others to become universally happy by becoming more colorful, interesting, and, most importantly, fun! Rodell insists that colorful people are invited to the coolest parties; with that goal in mind, he presents over 500 tips and entertaining, Dale Carnegie-like anecdotes that provide a glimpse into how he has personally transformed his life into one not focused on money or fame, but instead on inspirational experiences, laughter, and fulfillment.
Accompanied by personal diary entries, Rodell shares simple ideas for living a more colorful life, including making balloon animals, juggling bean bags, and and understanding the advantages of getting a $75 wrist tattoo of an $18,000 Rolex instead of the real thing. Like a box of crayons, we are all born with an astounding range of color options. This creative guidebook combines instinctual DNA with a healthy dose of optimism with the hopes of teaching others how to make every day as vivacious as the brightest crayon in the box.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
This wasn't a waste of time but I was looking for something a little more indepth and inspiring.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
This book offers a unique and comical view of life. The interesting part to me is that I have not doubt what so ever that the aurthor really lives this whimsical - laugh in the face of life -way.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator was fine.
Do you think Use All the Crayons needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, I think this book was a pretty good summary of this story.
Any additional comments?
Fun, light-hearted read.