The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective
A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler’s Gift.
Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems – marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as...more
we are currently living in what i call a “chicken little era”… everywhere i turn, i’m faced with one more thing that should ...more
In the same way that Americans and Scots both speak English but may as well be speaking different languages, there are different dialects to the language of love. People sometimes come across difficulties in th ...more
I'm not and never have been a fan of certain types of self-help books (who knows maybe I'd be rich and so on if I'd listened better....LOL, oh well). Mr. Andrews has written several books and based much of his writing on his 7 decisions.
After his parents died he did (as in the book) spend some time homeless. This book purports to tell the story of how he came out of this life and came to his seven ...more
I loved Andy Andrews's The Traveler's Gift. I had no idea what was around the corner, and I know I am not reading page-turner fiction here but still, I wanted this book to have that quality so I can stay with it. I love Andrews's style of telling stories and making a great point or two across. Jones is a good strong character and I like the concept of PERSPECTIVE - yes, everything is indeed about perspective, no doubt about it - and the ...more
In this book, you travel through the lives of ordinary people who encounter a man named ‘Jones’. An unassuming character, but only at first. Once he engages you in conversation, you will never look at things in the same way again.
Very similar to the character “Baggar Vance” in the film “The Legend of Bagga ...more
BOOK REVIEW BY JO RAE JOHNSON
From a distance you may think that Jones is a homeless man, alone with no family, and only a small suitcase of belongings. Move closer and Jones would tell you he’s a man with a wealth of places to stay, friends who love him like family, and possessions meant to be shared. Jones would say you might need to change your perspective.
Andy Andrews introduces us to Jones in his latest book, The Noticer. Andy is living under a pier and has no job, v ...more
Andy Andrews has an inviting writing style, more like listening to an old friend (albeit sometimes a know it all, annoying friend), but I ...more
An old guy ("Jones") shows up around town, meeting people at pivotal periods and giving them just the advice they need to turn their life around. One of Jones's favorite sayings is "You lack perspective," and he does have a knack of saying the right thing at th ...more
It presents vignettes of stressed relationships in a small town, and then has a wizened old man appear from nowhere to encourage a different perspective of the problems. All logical and tidy.
Although the subject matter sounds deep, this was an easy read.
The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective. couldn’t have been a better choice for a ...more
"Няма значение какво е миналото ти, защото винаги можеш сам да избереш бъдещето си."
The stories ranged from a young homeless man (the author), to a couple on the brink of divorce, to an elderly lady who feels her usefulness has passed. After they all encounter a mysterious old man named Jones, their lives change. All because he allows them to see their lives and their futures with a different perspect ...more
Author: Andy Andrews
Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 2009
Number of pages: including reader’s guide, 167
Your current situation is not the problem. The problem is that you need perspective. Jones, Andy Andrews’ main character has a gift of making unique observations about people and then helping them make the adjustments necessary to get back on track. For the man fearful about his impending death, he needed to learn that the best was yet to come. For the man so driven to succeed ...more
I have never read any of Andy Andrews’ books before. I LOVED this book! I read quite a few books, but this book was simple and hit me right to the core.
Jones introduces himself saying he is a noticer. He says, “I notice things that people overlook. And you know, most of them are in plain sight.” He goes on throughout the whole book with words of wisdom to everyone he encounters.
Jones was someone I felt like could ...more
I just love the way Andy tells stories. This is the story about how changing the way you look at things can change your life. The wisdom shared in ...more
But there were good points in the book. There was a good discussion on whether when choosing a mate, ...more
|Novel People Of E...: June's selection is "The Noticer" by andy Andrews||7||8||Aug 15, 2014 02:16PM|
|Would you want someone like Jones in your life?||3||20||May 08, 2013 04:14PM|
|What's The Name o...: Man about to divorce encounters angel on beach explaining 5 types of love [s]||5||35||May 02, 2013 07:21AM|
|A new perspective||5||33||Apr 09, 2012 06:27PM|
|Goodreads Librari...: ISBN 9780785229216||7||32||Jan 11, 2012 09:43PM|
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~ Every single minute a book by Andy Andrews is sold somewhere in the world!
~ New York Times Bestselling Author of The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift