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You Are Special

Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers
Written by: Fred Rogers
Narrated by: Fred Rogers
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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The beloved host of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, subject of the acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and the forthcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks, offers warm words of advice and encouragement, along with reflections on his own childhood.

For more than 50 years, Fred Rogers and his enchanting neighborhood have educated, comforted, and influenced millions of people, both young and young at heart. Organized by themes - relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more - this touching collection gathers his signature sayings and wise thoughts, all of which he enriches with his own memories of being a child and growing up. His ability to understand all kinds of people will inspire viewers past and present, and his straightforward, compassionate guidance will help show you how to get the most from life.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the abridged edition.

©1994 Family Communications, Inc. (P)1994 Penguin HighBridge Audio

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It is great, but a little short. I would have loved to hear more details on the topics he discusses.

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Timeless Wisdom From a Childhood Friend

It's what Fred Rogers says and the kindness with which he says it that makes this entire book a meaningful favourite for me. My adult heart needed to hear his voice.

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  • scotty
  • 2017-08-28

One of the best audiobooks

To start I have over 300 audiobooks and this one has moved me the most . I've never thought so deeply or unashamed or cried so easily . Fred Rodgers in the 80's got me though my parents divorce and being a alone more frequent than not and now he's helping me deal with having a child with special needs. Thank you mr Rodgers I owe you my life

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  • RayChu
  • 2013-02-17

Short and Sweet

This book is really about development of children (and adults too really but they aren't mentioned) on how to nurture others and love them.

This book is simple, sweet and informative. It's quick to listen to and isn't bogged down with someone who just wants to show you their knowledge. He seems to really care and has simple ways of teaching about life. There's a happy sad reality to it.

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  • Matthew O'Neil
  • 2018-09-03

I needed that

I was in a bad spot when I started this book. It was recommended as a means of relaxing and unwinding, all while hearing about the gifts and uniqueness each of us have. I needed it. I miss Mr. Rogers and wish we had someone like him out there today.

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  • C. K. Lyons
  • 2018-11-20

How can you not love it?!

It's Mr. Rogers, how can you NOT like the book. It is very interesting and has a lot of info that would be really beneficial to parents and educators. But it is also awesome for anyone else. He is so inspiring and in an odd way, his voice soothes me like I am a child again. I adore him and I loved this book

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  • Elizabeth Harmon
  • 2019-11-13

My favorite neighbor

I thank heaven for Mr. Rodgers. I grew up watching him and I love his thoughts here. I plan on buying a physical copy soon.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-02-27

Such a healing book

I can't recommend this book enough. Me. Rodgers insights into children and what they need from parents are timeless. Do your entire family a favor and listen to this book.

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  • Rusben
  • 2020-07-31

Do you want to know how to raise your kid?

It's a reminder of the important of our feelings, I know it talks about Kids but it made me cry. It has the answer to your questions and examples of phrases. It's short but powerful.

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  • Rebecca E. Joy
  • 2020-07-25

Read in short, thoughtful segments

I was helped by these little thoughts lines of Fred Rogers wisdom and love for children. It meant more in 5 or 10 minutes portions.

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  • Rel
  • 2020-07-22

I need all the M Rodgers I can get.

The world is a terrible unsafe place. Mr. Rodgers is the sanity I've always needed.

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  • EdMayJesusFreak
  • 2020-04-04

Great for parents

Not exactly what I was looking for, I was looking for something along the lines for myself but for any parent this is a must listen to. I wish my parents had read / listened to this when I was a child.

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