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Going the Extra Smile

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Aformer street-tough, angry, scowling man who inspired fear, now shares how a smile changed his life.

When it comes to a positive, can-do attitude, George Foreman is the champ, and in Going the Extra Smile, he sharespersonal stories and key insights about achieving victory in the ring of life.His approach is upbeat and light-hearted, but his principles have depth and are ro
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 21st 2007 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A quick easy feel good book. It is short and can be read in 60-90 minutes.
Book is broken down in sections about how smiling, keeping positive, being kind and helpful to yourself and others is the key to a quality and peaceful life.

George has come a long way from the 70s when he was positively terrifying !
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a pretty good inspirational Christian book. George Foreman tells through his personal experiences about how to live life positively by smiling, counting your blessings, being grateful, and more. There are quotes, and bible verses too. If you like books that inspire you, definitely check this one out.
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a happy book. It leaves you feeling happy which in my opinion is better than a determination to be happy. I determination to be happy sounds to me to be a grit-your-teeth-and-be-happy-no-matter-what yuck. If I walk away from a book with a grin and happiness bubbling up inside, happiness is.
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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PROS: Quick read. Sports fans (especially boxing fans) will enjoy his comparison of life to a boxing match--you may be getting knocked out, but eventually the bell will ring and there'll be another round. Christian readers will appreciate the Bible verses quoted. And folks in neither category appreciate his quotes from non-Christian folks.

CONS: May turn off non-Christian readers.
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Prior to reading George Foreman’s book, “Going the Extra Smile”, I knew very little about his personal journey, other than the fact that he is a world champion boxer and that he is the smile behind the late-night infomercials for a cooking grill bearing his name. This is not to say that “Going the Extra Smile” is an exhaustive autobiography outlining the boxing great’s trials and tribulations, rather it is more of a light-hearted discussion that incorporates some aspects of George’s personal his ...more
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm usually not into self-help or inspirational books but I enjoyed this one.

My wife had this book and asked if I was interested in reading it. Sure, I said and put it on my rather large pile of books to read where it sat, with George's smiling face looking up at me for months.

But, just this week I found out my school corporation transferred me to a different school (it was a seniority thing, not a performance thing) and I was more than a little bummed out because I like where I am at now. So,
Laura Lynch
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
George Foreman has become the champ of the can-do-attitude. In his inspirational book “Going the Extra Smile” he shares his observations on how an optimistic attitude paired with faith in God can make a huge difference. George writes how he a boxer by trade who was filled with bitterness became a positive person ready to give a smile. In an easy to read format, Foreman shares helpful tips with scriptures to reinforce his points. This book should leave you smiling and ready to share your smile wi ...more
Jun 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Although a bit religious, I found this book to be very positive and just the title helps. What stuck with me is the phrase, " and it to shall pass" Things go on and time heals wounds. If they said it so much in the Bible, then it must be true....! ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quick read, feel good, and inspiring.
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George Edward Foreman is an American former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister and author. As a professional boxer, he was nicknamed "Big George" and competed between 1969 and 1997. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. As an entrepreneur, he is known for the George Foreman Grill.

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