BOOK REVIEW – THE NOTICER

August 14th, 2012 by Gallagher John No Comments

Recently, I completed The Noticer  by Andy Andrews.  It was a gift from a friend and I really enjoyed this book.  Actually, this is the third Andy Andrews book I have completed this year.  I also read The Traveler’s Gift and The Final Summit.  I have really enjoyed the author’s style of writing with his mix of interesting history, vivid imagery and timely humor.

In the Noticer, Andrews tells the story of how a wise old man known as Jones has an impact on many in his community.  His favorite quip: “It’s all about perspective”  results in many a positive outcome in difficult circumstances.

I found the book  difficult to put down once I got started as the stories were both well written and  very relevant to my story.  While the statement “It’s about perspective” sounds like a simple statement, it can also be a very challenging call to action if you allow it.

Often, your perspectives can be  clouded by your own experiences and internal stories you make up about what might happen.

Jones’ wisdom is bestowed upon several folks during and  at the end of the story with these compelling words and a call to action:

“The reason an answer is not often found in the midst of crisis is that many times, at that very moment, a specific answer does not exist.  In desperate times, more than anything else, folks need perspective…Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found.”

I loved this read.   Does a situation or challenge you are currently facing need a change in perspective to help you get to an answer? Be the first to comment and share this review via Twitter and I will send you a copy of the  book for your enjoyment.