The Return of the Ragpicker

The Return of the Ragpicker

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by Og Mandino
     
 

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In the sequel to The Greatest Miracle in the World, the inspirational self-help author offers a set of principles designed to point readers toward a more promising and prosperous future.

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In the sequel to The Greatest Miracle in the World, the inspirational self-help author offers a set of principles designed to point readers toward a more promising and prosperous future.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307780935
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
524,995
File size:
395 KB

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Return of the Ragpicker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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