The Return of the Ragpicker

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Here is a simple yet powerful set of principles designed to point you, your family, and your entire community toward a more promising, prosperous, and fulfilling tomorrow.

The long-awaited sequel to Mandino's bestseller The Greatest Miracle in the World. The most widely-read inspirational self-help author in the world shares more of the wisdom, love, and motivation that have brought his books such phenomenal acclaim and success--more than 25 million copies in ...

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Overview

Here is a simple yet powerful set of principles designed to point you, your family, and your entire community toward a more promising, prosperous, and fulfilling tomorrow.

The long-awaited sequel to Mandino's bestseller The Greatest Miracle in the World. The most widely-read inspirational self-help author in the world shares more of the wisdom, love, and motivation that have brought his books such phenomenal acclaim and success--more than 25 million copies in print--as he is once again visited by Simon Potter, the "ragpicker" who changed his life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the first of his bestsellers, The Greatest Miracle in the World (1975), Mandino wrote about the mystic and inspiring figure of Simon Potter the Ragpicker, who rescued drunks and others from life's dumping grounds with the help of a credo he called God's Memorandum. Here he reappears, bringing a new set of principles--basically the Golden Rule plus added strictures against destroying the earth, humanity's only home. Fans of the author's earlier self-help guides will find all they seek here, and will presumably overlook the elaborately melodramatic close and contrived narrative device. Others may balk at Simon's lengthy recitation of Mandino's numerous achievements: million-plus book sales, awards, crowded lectures, guest spots on national TV, etc. All impressive and true, but focused on the author instead of the message. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Mandino has written 14 very successful books about achieving success and happiness. His fans are numerous and loyal. If you did not know this already, his latest work will practically scream it at you. Those who finish this pretentious, book-length resume, fleshed out by a meager plot, will know all about Mandino's many awards, his talented children, and the cassette versions of his books. The simplistic and incidental use of God and religion, and the gross misuse of the Hebrew work Mizpah (Genesis, 31:49) is distressing. The last ten pages are interesting and contain some good advice--for readers who have never read the Bible, taken a class in psychology, or listened to their mothers. These few pages are good, but do not justify the book's purchase.-- Kenneth M. Locke, Sellersville, Pa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553299939
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 207,431
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.85 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Can change your life

    I have always been a fan of Og, but this is the book that
    made me cry. Touching and I am sure it is too truthful for some
    people. I will reread many it times as I have done with all his work. At one time I was the rag someone picked and I will always be grateful.

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