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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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  • Wil D
  • 2020-10-06

Great Advice for Raising Kids

Mr. Rodgers was an icon to so many kids and parents looked up to. This audiobook, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, gives us a wonderful view of the man who so many of us admired. It also gives excellent advice on how to relate to you children and make them more resilient. If you were, or are a Mr. Rodgers fan, and would like some great parenting or grandparenting tips, then listen to this audiobook.

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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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  • Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • 2021-02-12

Fred Rogers

I really enjoyed this audible book as a movie tie-in to the movie with the same name. I found the movie extremely interesting and this audible book had great narration.

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  • Sadie Röckins
  • 2021-01-14

So weird

I finished because it was short, but the first section was so weird that it left me... creeped out? I think it was the writing and narration that so strangely idolized Mr. Rogers, but I also actually got tired of Mr. Rogers' morality when it was his writing. I'm a bad person I guess, but that's how it struck me. The second section of the book is basically an overview of child psychology.

I WANT to love Mr. Rogers, I really do, because we need more goodness in the world. But ever since I was a kid (I'm 43 now) he struck me as a mix of dorky and creepy.

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  • Kelly Liptrap
  • 2020-10-14

always a beautiful day

I adored Mr Roger's growning up and now to think back on those times and have insight into his work makes me love him even more

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  • ashleylachell
  • 2020-10-12

Great for parents

I wasn’t expecting this to be such a phenomenal book on parenting. Highly recommend to any and all parents.

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  • Edna Krack
  • 2020-10-12

WORDS OF WONDERFUL WISDOM!

I wish that I heard these words a long time ago. Such wonderful words of wisdom such an intelligent man. I could not stop listening it was really good.