Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews




"I am a noticer," he said. "It is my gift. While others may be able to sing well or run fast, I notice things that other people overlook. And, you know, most of them are in plain sight."


A young Andy, homeless and living under a pier, meets an unusual man named Jones and suddenly his life is changed. Jones has a gift, a gift of giving us perspective. He helps people notice the things and people and circumstances that were there all along but have gone unnoticed. He brings perspective, and that makes all the difference.

This work of fiction reads like a memoir. Author Andy Andrews takes us on a journey of a mysterious man and how his view of the world impacts everyone around him, as seen through the eyes of the young Andy. He dispenses little bits of wisdom all the way through, some familiar and at times somewhat cliche, but written in a way that may be more easily digestible to those who need it most. Andrews takes the core of these lessons and creates a wonderful, inspiring story that pricks at your heart.

This is not my typical genre of choice but I found that I quite enjoyed it. If you're looking for an easy read that's inspirational and heart warming, go ahead and pick up this little book. It may just give you a little more perspective.


The Noticer is being released tomorrow, April 28th. In the meantime, here is a little goodie from YouTube to whet your appetite;



Also, be sure and check out The Noticer Project. This is a movement to notice five influential people in your life.

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