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Editorial Reviews


"This book is really brilliant and enlightening information from Wally Amos as usual."

—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

Wally Amos has been a watermelon connoisseur since early childhood and is also the father of the gourmet chocolate-chip cookie industry. His fame is grounded in quality, substance, and a unique positive mental attitude. A nationally sought-after inspirational author and lecturer, Wally is also a television host on PBS. He has received the Horatio Alger Award and the President's Awards for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Wally lives in Lanikai, Hawaii, with his wife and daughter.

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416598537
  • ASIN: B00B9ZO64G
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,408,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 26, 2002
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This is a charming, uplifting, extemely honest little book, full of nuggets of wisdom, and a glimpse into Amos' life. Measuring not much more than 5 x 7, it would make the perfect stocking stuffer, or gift for someone who needs some encouragement and a few positive thoughts.
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).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Afrikwame on February 9, 2006
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I got this book as a Kwanzaa gift from my aunt and at first, I didn't know what to expect. The title seemed a bit condescending and "Uncle Tom"-ish, and Wally Amos, the COOKIE GUY???? But since I am an open minded intellectual African, I read the book, to find that I could not put it down!

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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1997
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So many aspects to self-help. I haven't quit talking about this book since I read it 3 weeks ago. I have purchased 3 copies so far to hand out as presents. Everybody should read this no matter what your age, you will gain a positive insight. It was recommended to me by my therapist who has been passing the "word"of Watermelon Magic on to everyone who will listen. I will be giving this book as a present to everyone that I know who has a birthday this year or Christmas or just "because they need it". The only unfortunate thing is that it is not on audio tape for the blind. Work on that
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LaMujerVirtuosa on July 21, 2002
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This is a great book that gives great advice about being an individual, working hard and about other aspects of life.
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