The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember [NOOK Book]

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A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans

There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this ...
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Overview

A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans

There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.

Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.
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Editorial Reviews

Tim Madigan
Life stories in bite-size pieces [that] shares the gentle philosophy that made Rogers one of America's most-beloved public figures.
Knight Ridder News Service
Los Angeles Times
Humanity-affirming thoughts.
Judy Lin
Words of courage and inspiration simple statements that made Mister Rogers a household name.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Bits of philosophy and advice from a man who lived a life we could all emulate.
Publishers Weekly
When he died in early 2003, Rogers was one of the most recognizable (and beloved) people on television, even though Mister Rogers' Neighborhood had actually stopped production a few years earlier. This small volume collects many of his writings-from songs he wrote for the show to his acceptance speech at the Television Hall of Fame-organized around themes like "The Courage to Be Yourself" and "We Are All Neighbors." The format is occasionally tantalizing: When he said, "I'm proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done," was he talking to his TV neighbors, or to one of his own children? The few biographical hints his writings offer about the show's origins and his personal life, plus an introductory reminiscence by his widow, may leave many readers eager for a full biography. Every message is infused with a simplicity and sincerity that any child could understand, as when he describes September 11 as "what some people do when they don't know anything else to do with their anger." But ultimately the book isn't for kids, it's for adults who watched the show as children-and reminds readers that before we learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten, or had our first taste of chicken soup for the soul, Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one's promises, finding strength through helping others and not being afraid to cry. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401398682
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/8/2003
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 227,939
  • File size: 202 KB

Meet the Author

Fred Rogers was the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for over 30 years. He earned a degree in music composition and was a floor manager at NBC on their earliest shows. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development. He graduated from the Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with the specific charge to continue his work with children and families through the mass media. Fred Rogers received every major award in television for which he was eligible, including two Emmys, and is a member of the Television Hall of Fame. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandsons.
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Table of Contents

Contents


Foreword BY JOANNE ROGERS..............................1
The Courage to Be Yourself.............................11
Understanding Love.....................................49
The Challenges of Inner Discipline.....................97
We Are All Neighbors...................................133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2004

    It was my pleasure to read this book!!

    This book gave me a good sense of what I am supposed to do in my current life. I am also a bid fan of books written by Michael Levine. These two books seems to go well together. I am going get myself more updated information

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2004

    Timeless words of wisdom

    Written by a man who devoted himself to helping others and making the world a better place, it serves well to remind us all of what is truly important in life. This book is definitely a 'must read'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2003

    Worth the time

    I finished this book in one hour and it was an hour well spent. What a unique view of the world Mr. Rogers had! An absolute must read for anyone who deals with children and for anyone who is remotely religious minded.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Common sense advice

    I love giving this to young people graduating from College! It always brings a smile to their face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2004

    Heart Warming Little Book of Wisdom

    Mr. Rogers was such an inspiration to me and so many others. This book is wonderful, charming and rings true. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2003

    I'll always want to be his neighbor!

    I loved Mr Rogers' Neighborhood as a kid. I never stopped loving it. When I'm home sick from work, the only thing I want to do is lie on the couch with my Kleenex box and watch the reruns on PBS. The same wonderful comfort comes from this book. Just like you see in the TV show, Fred Rogers was quite simply a good person. This books helps remind you that you too can and should be a good person! I wish I could give it six stars. Oh, here, I will ****** :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2003

    Great for kids and parents alike

    This little book is fantastic. Fred Rogers had it all figured out and we continue to learn from him. an excellent stocking stuffer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2003

    A Gentle Yet Bold Genius Made Life Better

    Mr. Rogers was one of the world's greatest teachers. Ironically, a child in front of the TV, when Mr. Rogers is on the air, will learn priceless lessons that improve life tremendously and permanently. Adults now have more to gain from this little book of Mr. Rogers' wisdom. Biographical information is interesing too. Here's to a brilliant, kind, special man. Let us all read his book and improve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    Always a friend in the neighorhood

    An easy read that will haunt you with its crip Rogerism. We grew up hearing him and now we can read his wisdom, learning the lessons we missed the first time around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Thank you Mister Rogers for being my Neighbor!

    I absolutely love this book! What a treasure! I grew up watching Mister Rogers everyday when I came home from school. As I look back, I realize what a huge role he played in my life... from enjoying 'make-believe' to doing good to others. He had such a kind, gentle spirit that captivated children's interest in the life-lessons that he was really teaching. We need to get back to that simple way of life!I look forward to that day in Heaven, when I'll get to see my neighbor again! Thank you Mister Rogers! Love, Lisa :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    Wise words from an old neighbor.

    As a child who grew up on Mister Rogers, I was thrilled to see this book. His words are wise counsel that, if heeded, would make this world a better place. This book is a wonderful tribute to the memory of the man who brightened my life and the lives of others.

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