Name: The Noticer ReturnsAuthor: Andy Andrews
Now, if you have read my blog in the past you probably know that I am very stingy with my stars. I very rarely give five stars to anything. If I do, it is because I recomended it totally and completely, I think it is among the best in its class, and I believe everyone should read it during their life. Clearly all those things apply to this book, since I have given it 5 stars.
Of course, since I thought very highly of the first Noticer (my review here) you probably are not surprised that I also felt this one was incredible. In this story Andy again encounters Jones, the old man of unknow age and origin with a large share of perspective. The majority of the story revolves around the members of Jones's "parenting class" which is made up of a small group of couples that he has hand picked to join him on the journey.
Jones's primary concern in this book is the lack of standards the world has accepted about raising children. While Jones also teaches a good deal about personal development and buisness, which is similar to the first book, it is the parenting conversations that I think make this a 5 star book. Parenting, and the lack there of, is one of the biggest problems that we currently face. Andy has said elsewhere that "Parenting is the fulcrum society rests upon." I don't know that there could be a truer statement.
One thing I like about Jones is that he doesn't mince words, he tells it like it is. I appreciate that because you don't do anybody any good by not telling them the truth. Jones has the right way of doing this because he loves the people that he talks to. He may say things that bother them, but it's always to make them better in the end.
I don't want to ruin the book for you, but let me just say that the reading is quick and easy, but the thinking is not. I hope you will read this book and leave a comment below to let us all know what you thought. And remember, live better.
You can purchase The Noticer Returns here (affiliate link)