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Publisher's Summary

Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever.

Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one of the most peaceful and successful people in the world. However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to make some startling discoveries.

Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man's remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful himself.

Now you can take a similar journey through the story and use what you find to your advantage in your own work and life.

©2009 Spencer Johnson, M.D. All rights reserved. (P)2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Amazing as all his books

Loved this and so true ! It already gave me a new way to see things and will help for sure!

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Everyone should give this a listen.

This is a great fable with lots for everybody. A great reminder how to get through the valleys of life.

The afterward interview with the author is a nice bonus.

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  • jim
  • 2015-03-25

Peaks & Valley's

helped me to put things into perspective. Narration was excellent. Was reminescant of listening to one's wise old grandfather.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-09-04

awesome!

these concepts are taught in many ways from the resources I have come across in my readings, and this is just one more classic to add to my list of life changing books to live by!

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  • Matt
  • 2015-02-10

Amazing story, powerful message.

Such a well constructed story that conveys some very profound yet common sense messages. This book helps you connect the dots and gives you some good cognitions, all of which you already know to be true but somehow have been programmed to forget. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer. Justine Battle
  • 2021-03-09

Very Informative

My thoughts are being enhanced, My focus will now be on living a peaceful life. A Great Read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-09

Powerful Gift

Thank you for this lesson. It is what I hope I have modeled for my Son, however could not put effectively into words.

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  • Erika Hernandez
  • 2021-02-22

Great book to hear, very inspirational.

This book opened my eyes to see life in a more positive view. It also gave great examples of how to be successful in life. Tools that I will use in my own personal life from now on. I enjoy the authors stories this is the second book of his that I read and its as inspiring as the first book I read " Who moved my cheese "! I recommend anyone in rm need of some motivation on how to get out of stressful season in life read this book.

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  • Adnan Khan
  • 2021-02-05

great book

learned some valuable lessons mainly around being truthful to yourself. and not to rely on wishful thinking.
valuable lessons
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  • Dee_shopper
  • 2020-02-04

Insightful story, worth revisiting over and over

I love this book and have reccommended it to many friends. Simple, insightful and memorable - I get something new everytime I listen to this book!

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  • Adrian
  • 2020-01-02

One of the best books I’ve ever listen

It is the 5th time I’m listening this book in 2 years. It is life changing. Highly recommend

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  • gofaster
  • 2019-09-19

Great Book

I loved this book. The story and message was very down to earth. I love that the author took years of experience to write this book just as Who moved my cheese.

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