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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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  • 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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  • MzNewton
  • 2015-12-31

Embrace your peaks and valleys

Life isn't easy, but after reading this book you will definitely approach both good and bad times differently.

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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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  • Antoine
  • 2014-12-31

A very good read

A very good read indeed. I enjoyed it and learned something from it as well. Looking forward to applying it.

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  • Charles
  • 2011-11-23

Must Read in todays Stress

This makes on examine the highs and lows of our lives. How long you want to stay in the valley or say on the mountain tops of life. Author uses the simplest of examples to make you think about your life's up's and down's. Must Read and examine.

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  • Danny
  • 2016-06-04

Very useful

One of the books that you should read at least once a year. Peaks and Valleys really gets you thinking, and the parable sucks you in.

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  • Michelle Zamora
  • 2020-12-06

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simple, practical and applicable and yet meaningful a great gift to share. I loved it

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  • LindaBird
  • 2020-11-05

Nice way to see good advice.

I like a good story and great tips for making my life move more smoothly.

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  • Upendra Singh
  • 2020-11-03

A Daily Practice…

I am able to apply the lessons from this book on a daily basis. I find this book to be practical and meaningful.  The interview with the author, in the end, was important. In this section, he explains the reason behind writing this book in parables and his humble intentions in sharing this wisdom.