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The Right Words At the Right Time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    When Magic Happens

    The Right Words at the Right Time, edited by Marlo Thomas, is a book about turning points, shifts in people¿s lives that allow them to grow and expand. Over 100 successful actors writers, musicians, athletes, artists and journalists share moments in their lives when words spoken to them had a profound effect. I really enjoyed how honest and diverse all of these stories are. Whether the person acted in opposition to what was said to them ¿ Muhammed Ali won the Gold Medal at the Olympics at seventeen after a teacher told him he wouldn¿t ever be ¿nuthin¿¿ when he was twelve years old ¿ or whether they received words of encouragement ¿ like Marlo Thomas herself, whose father told her to ¿run her own race¿ ¿ it was inspiring to see how making a difference in someone¿s life makes a huge difference in the world. While the book has a clear appeal by virtue of its use of celebrities, the impact of each story springs from its simplicity and humanity. If making a difference in people¿s lives and in your own life turns you on, I highly recommend the book Working On Yourself Doesn¿t Work by Ariel & Shya Kane. This book explores the phenomenon of transformation, a shift away from mechanical, habitual ways of relating towards being present to each moment of your life and letting magic, ease, success and well being into your life everyday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2002

    Impressive

    Marlo Thomas has assembled a large, impressive, and diverse cast of characters, and the accounts they share vary widely. You can read the book in order, or choose to flip from one celebrity's story to another. Some accounts are truly personal-- Billy Crystal's or Ellen DeGeneres's, for example. Others, like Hillary Clinton's, are no surprise and are in keeping with their public persona. Either way, there's much to be learned here, and the fact that Ms. Thomas has managed to pull this together (and is donating proceeds to her father's charity) is impressive. Also read 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold -- another great book of wisdom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    Marlo is amazing,yet again

    This woman has inspired me my entire life. This is a soul touching collection that speaks towards finding inner strenth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    Entertaining Words of Wisdom

    The Right Words at the Right Time is the perfect book for a recent graduate or someone making a life change. Its many stories show how various celebrities became successful because of wise words from others. The stories are fascinating, and give you an insight into what drives or inspires that celebrity to success. Many of the lessons and words can apply to anyone. And an added benefit of the purchase of the book is that all profits from the book are given to St. Judes Hospital for Children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2002

    Oh, the power of words!

    It's better to learn from other people's experiences sometimes. You'll be wiser after reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Inspiring

    Inspirational true stories about making a difference in someone's life.

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