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Publisher's Summary

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet, how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." ( The World According to Mister Rogers)

A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend and neighbor to generations of Americans.

There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure.

An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights, with sections titled "Understanding Love", "The Courage to Be Yourself", "The Challenge of Inner Discipline", and "We Are All Neighbors", The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.

©2004 Family Communications, Inc. (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Divion, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the critics say

  • Audie Award Winner, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2004

"Reminds readers that before we learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten, or had our first taste of chicken soup for the soul, Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one's promises, finding strength through helping others, and not being afraid to cry." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • 2017-09-27

Sound-bytes and Snippets

This book isn't quite what I was expecting. There are a handful of celebrity narrators taking turns sharing snippets and sound-bytes of Fred Rogers wisdom, mixed with a speech Fred presented at an awards event, and a touching foreword by Fred's wife about her life with Fred. All-in-all, not a bad book - just more of a background montage than a story.

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  • Valerie
  • 2011-12-05

Pleasant bio of Fred Rogers

Was expecting something more along the lines of Fred's previous book to parents, but this was more about his background, how he came to his show and lived his life. I enjoyed hearing his wife tell of their life together. She reads with the slow, thoughtful speech of Fred, plus a lovely southern accent. The celebrity readings were a nice reminder of his philosophy to help kids understand and navigate their world. If you remember Mr. Rogers fondly, this will be a warm listen.

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  • Heather A.
  • 2021-01-23

Great Book

I love this book! Took me back to my childhood. It also reminded me of what's really important.

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  • Rochelle H
  • 2019-01-21

Everyone should read this!

I love everything about this book. We need another Mr. Rogers in this world but I’m afraid we will never will. This man single-handedly made children and adults better versions of themself. This book reminded me of that.

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  • LB
  • 2022-05-26

For such a time as this 🥰

This is a timeless & timely book! A dose of Mr Rogers every day would cause us all to want to be neighbors ☀️💚!!!

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  • Stephanie Murphy
  • 2022-04-11

An inspirational book

After sharing a Mr. Rogers quote with my students, I purchased this book. I have enjoyed listening to his words of wisdom. Such a great book.

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  • Heather
  • 2020-09-19

Life as perceived by Mr. Rogers

I loved this book. It is well written, and could be read or listened to multiple times. There is a light that shines when Mr. Rogers speaks in this book. It was wonderful to hear Mrs. Rogers voice in the preface. We need his words and advice now more than ever.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-05-01

advice for all time

it was wonderful to hear Mr. Roger's words. he was and still is a role model of kindness we should all aspire to.

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  • Candace Loftus
  • 2020-01-09

Life Can Be So Simple

Fred Rogers knew how to make the ordinary extraordinary and how to help you do the same. Your eyes will be moist but your lips will part in a smile as Fred reminds us of how simple acts of kindness benefit all around us and especially ourselves. This sage advice should never be forgotten! Simple secrets for a fulfilling life.!

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  • Slinger
  • 2019-12-14

Wise words from great man...

Anyone of any age can benefit from the wisdom of Mr Rogers... Worth and and worthy of revisiting often....