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The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks in theaters Thanksgiving, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighbor

Tom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, "Can You Say...Hero?", has been hailed as a classic of magazine writing. Now, his moving story of meeting and observing the beloved host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is the inspiration for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

Here, Junod’s unforgettable piece appears for the first time in audiobook form alongside an inspiring collection of advice and encouragement from Mister Rogers himself. Covering topics like relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more, Rogers' signature sayings and wise thoughts are included here. Pairing the definitive portrait of a national icon with his own instructions for living your best, kindest life, this audiobook is a timeless treasure for Mister Rogers fans.

Movie Picture Artwork © 2019 Tristar Pictures, Inc. All rights reserved.

©2019 Fred Rogers (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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ready To be a mon

This was not what I expected, some biography of Mr Roger. Instead, at 56, i am ready To become a mother. oh Well.

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  • Consuelo Beck-Sagué
  • 2019-11-24

It’s a beautiful day in THIS neighborhood!

In the Times through which we are living, this is an amazing experience! Before the concepts of trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences and child-centered anything, this man was pioneering a concept of childhood “edutainment” that was so pure, so sparkling, so true. The Esquire article is a winner. The interspersed Rogers reading Rogers and Rogers read by a sensitive professional reading was a treat. As a pediatrician and mom, I am enthusiastic and appreciative. As a former child, I am tearful, grateful, and prayerful.

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  • Debbie Meredith
  • 2019-12-22

Do you know that You are Very special ?

I found valuable key notes from Fred Rogers concerning how to relate to our little ones, even to our selves and one another as grownups. A valuable resource to listen and apply! I also was able to relax as I listened because the content is presented in the usual soothing way of Mr Rogers .. I am ready to listen to it again..

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  • GreenestFairy
  • 2020-01-06

Words of wisdom no matter your age.

Mr. Rogers is the hero and role model we should all seek to become. His words and compassion are timeless, even if so simple in concept. Even his messages about how to treat children are super relatable and relevant to those of us without children and can help to strengthen our bonds and communication with others, since we are all still children inside. This is a well delivered book and is worth a listen. Anyone who doesn’t get something from this, may not be ready to listen and grow.

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  • 2019-12-20

comforting

comforting. I sobbed during the movie and Tom Hanks nailed the role. I love Tom Hanks and I love Fred Rogers. I have cried so much today with the movie and the book and I bought every book he ever wrote, his other movie and a biography. thank God for this man. good book, comforting voice. ok gotta go cry again. it's a narrator but there is also a fair amount of actual Fred Rogers talking. it was a little confusing at first but the narrator is speaking as if he is Fred Rogers- for the first hour of the book I thought he was just some person with their own perspective.

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  • 2020-05-19

It's a really easy read and enjoyable especially..

If you love Mr. Rogers, then you will love his words of wisdom. Everything made sense and did follow the events in the recent movie.

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  • Clinton L. Holladay
  • 2020-03-13

Amazing

Best book on the planet! Mr. Rogers is an educational figure to us all. No matter what we look like or where we come from.

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  • Margaret M. Paur
  • 2020-02-11

I'd give it a 10 stars if I could

Absolutely loved it! I will certainly listen to it again and again. This book is so needed in todays world with all of the divides in people.