Author: Andy Andrews
I loved this book so much. Probably because at its heart it was all about living better. In all honesty I was teetering on the edge of giving it 5 stars, and you know what that means from me. This is a short read that won't take you very long at all, but you may very well think about it for the rest of your life.
The book chronicles the interactions of the inhabitants oh a gulf coast town where Andy lives,with a strange man named Jones, the noticer. No one knows where Jones comes from, how old he is, or where he sleeps at night. They nothing about him, but he knows everything about them. He notices things that allows him to help others by changing their perspective.
So why am I reviewing this book here in a place where I would normally review productivity books? Partially just because I like it, but mostly because the whole book is about shifting paradigms, even though he does not call it that. Jones, through noticing things about the lives of others shifts their paradigms to help them become not just more productive, but also better people.
He takes his new friends through processes of self-evaluation that would be useful for all of us to go through. No matter who you are you will identify with at least one of the characters in the Noticer. Someone in the book goes through similar thoughts, or has similar weaknesses, or has passed throug similar things to you. Jones advice to them will strike a cord in you and inspire you to change something and live better.
I highly encourage you to read this book. Andy has recently brought out the sequel, The Noticer Returns, which I have not been able to read yet, but I am looking forward to doing so.
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