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Watermelon Magic: Seeds Of Wisdom, Slices Of Life Paperback – Bargain Price, April 8, 2008
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—Deepak Chopra, MD, author of The Way of the Wizard and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
"I know magic. With a flick of my wrist, a bright inspiring world unfolds before me. All I need to do is turn the pages of Watermelon Magic."
—Walter Anderson, editor of Parade magazine
"As soon as I started to read this book, I knew I wanted to read more."
—Spencer Johnson, MD, originator and co-author of The One Minute Manager
"If you compare your life to a watermelon, Wally Amos's book would be the prime slice of the Fourth of July picnic."
—Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
About the Author
Stu Glauberman is a writer and freelance magazine reporter. A native of New York City, he went west in 1966 and has been a resident of Hawaii for more than twenty years. Stu resides in Kailua, Hawaii, with his wife and two children.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is a favorite publisher of books about family with many bestselling books about family and personal dynamics.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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Top Customer Reviews
Wally has been an adventurous soul, and has a wonderful, easy and humorous way with words. He's had his ups and downs, but has known how to get by with a fearless zest for living.
The layout is excellent, and unlike some books of this type, has no wasted space. Its 9 chapters are separated by choice quotes from wise folks like Confucius and Mark Twain, and a short "Wallymelon Lesson", like: "My experiences have shown me that life truly is a journey, and the less baggage we carry the easier the ride" (pg. 38).
I particularly liked the chapter that deals with the loss of his mother, "Gaining from Loss". It was tenderly written and quite moving. Though there's no new revelation in this book, it's an easy, refreshing read, like spoonfulls of cheer, with a lot of heart.
"...we are all strands in the tapestry of life. Whatever we do to the tapestry, we do to ourselves" (pg.83).
Amos, a brilliant entrepeneur, has succeeded because of his positive attitude and his joyous approach to life. He makes lemonade from life's lemons (or watermelons) and is so warm and wise, he reminds me of the village elders from Africa.
The book is filled with anecdotes and pearls of wisdom culled from his own experience, as well as the history of our people, and also from philosophers and writers as diverse as Confucius and Booker T.
I most strongly recommend this book to anyone, African or not, to lift their spirits and find a way to smile though adversity.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was in mint condition as advertised and arrived as promised. Thank you.Published 13 months ago by Sandra Kozak
Famous Amos Cookies, what a man and love his books. He is funny and smart and a must read. The kind of book you don't put down until you are thru with reading it all.Published 19 months ago by Diana Norris