The Cookie Never Crumbles: Practical Recipes for Everyday Living

The Cookie Never Crumbles: Practical Recipes for Everyday Living

by Wally Amos, Eden-Lee Murray
     
 

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Wally Amos is a Man of Wisdom, a man of humor, and a man of joy. And he has learned the greatest secret in life: You can be happy no matter what. In this inspiring collection of "recipes," Wally will show you how adversarial situations are often blessings in disguise, and how the lessons we learn in life sometimes come from the most unexpected places. The Cookie Never… See more details below

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Wally Amos is a Man of Wisdom, a man of humor, and a man of joy. And he has learned the greatest secret in life: You can be happy no matter what. In this inspiring collection of "recipes," Wally will show you how adversarial situations are often blessings in disguise, and how the lessons we learn in life sometimes come from the most unexpected places. The Cookie Never Crumbles is Wally's philosophy, and this book will show you, through touching, hilarious, thought-provoking stories, how you can adopt this philosophy for yourself. From Wally's childhood, up through his days in the entertainment business, to the creation of "Famous Amos" cookies, and to his current way of life, Wally Amos struggled, adapted, and finally triumphed. His inspirational advice will make you laugh, make you dream, and make you think. Read this book and learn why The Cookie Never Crumbles.

Editorial Reviews

Maya Angelou
Wally Amos loves love, loves people, and loves God. He also loves to talk and I am among the millions who love to listen to him.
Colin L. Powell
The theme is as powerful as it is simple: life is a joyful experience if you let it be...Look for the blessings, he coaches, they're often disguised.
Publishers Weekly
A fifth book from the founder of the famous cookie company, this collection of cheerful vignettes presents approaches to life's challenges in a series of "recipes" for success (e.g., "Humble Pie I: Know When to Fish, and When to Cut Bait"), drawing on ingredients such as experience, appreciation, perseverance and faith, as well as on philosophical traditions (in chapters titled "The Tao of the Cookie," "The Karma of the Cookie"). Amos (The Famous Amos Story) is relentlessly optimistic about overcoming everyday obstacles and enthusiastic about sharing with others the strategies that have worked for him. While each "recipe" can stand alone, a narrative strand runs through the book outlining Amos's successes and failures in business and in life, though unfortunately these biographical details can be distractingly repetitive. Amos, with author Murray, manages to salvage an inspirational lesson from every setback and tries to show how the reader can use his formulas to achieve the same results ("expect lumps... but whether a lump is flour or sugar, it's still part of the batter of Life!"). He makes frequent references to religious faith as a staple ingredient, though escapes an overt religious didacticism that might be off-putting to some. Offering general business wisdom, lessons for personal life, an introduction by Neale Donald Walsch and a few actual cookie recipes at the end, Amos serves up a little lite wisdom for everyone. (Oct. 5) Forecast: Standing squarely on the shoulders of pan-inspirational giants like Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and with a national author tour and radio campaign, thisbook will find a ready-made initial audience. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780312304980
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/08/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.63(d)

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