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The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective
The Noticer Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective
Author: Andy Andrews
Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780785229216
ISBN-10: 0785229213
Publication Date: 4/28/2009
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Jennmarie68 avatar reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 217 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Touching, Thought-Provoking, and Inspirational.

If I had to sum this book up in three words those are what they would be, but thankfully I'm not restricted to three words :-)

This story follows Jones and Andy. Jones is the Noticer, because he notices things that other people can't see. Through the book he comes into peoples lives at the right time, helps them gain a little perspective on the situation they are in, then moves on to help someone else.

I loved this book. Not only was it a quick read (3 hours) but I couldn't put it down. Andy Andrews writes with compassion for his characters (probably because he is one of them). Jones has a way to know exactly what each person he comes in contact needs in order to help them change their lives around. Jones' perspective on life seems so simple, yet many of us fail to see things from his perspective in our own lives.

I became so attached to this story that I cried quite a few times. I think I became attached to each character that Jones helped. And each time he helped someone he simply chalked it up to the person just needed a little perspective.

I normally don't post passages from the books I read but I think this one is worth mentioning: "Most people think it takes a long time to change. It doesn't.Change is immediate! Instantaneous! It may take a long time to decide to change... but change happens in a heartbeat!"

I think everyone should read this. It kind of makes you think about times when you've been in a bad way and what it took or would take to help you get out of it.
reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"The Noticer" is a book about an old guy most people call Jones, who has a knack for showing up in the lives of people at just the right moment. He shares a little wisdom and gives them a "new perspective" on their circumstances, with life-changing results.

It's a quick read (or maybe I just devoured it because I was so reading-deprived!), and an easy, enjoyable one, too. It's a book that will make you think about seeing things through a different set of eyes!

What's really most amazing to me is that it's based on a true story. Read it and you'll see why that's a big deal!
morbidromantic avatar reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The Noticer is more than a novel. It's a book meant to inspire people, to change lives. As Jones gives each cookie cutter problem a solution, the reader is supposed to look within their own self and life and take the advice given to heart. Jones answers questions about goals, motivation, how to act in a way that will make people want to be around you, relationships, purpose in life, and how to treat others to gain respect. There are a plethora of scenarios, and the book is not overly plot based- it is rather a book that goes from one problem to the next to give, as Jones would say, perspective to the reader.

Jones is charming and humble, even if the other characters tend to be a bit unbelievable. Of course, I understand that the characters must be a certain way to express the points of the book. While reading the book I sometimes felt that certain parts were hard to accept. As I said above, it all seemed rather cookie-cutter and too perfect in question and response.

All in all, The Noticer was an okay book. Not great, but not awful. It was a light day read that was, for sure, inspiring.
reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Reading this book really opened up my mind. I dare you to read this, apply what the author says, and see that what he is talking about really works.
reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very inspirational. Really makes you think about things differently and want to improve yourself. One chapter has the same info as the whole book "The Five Love Languages".
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laurapolk avatar reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 4 more book reviews
This was one of the best books that I've ever read. Causes you to stand back & take a good long look at yourself as others see you. Left me with a "warm fuzzy" feeling.
reviewed The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective on + 40 more book reviews
This one makes you think. All you need is a little different perspective. Read it and you'll see why. I enjoyed it!
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This is a great book to remind us all that change does come from within us. It's a short easy read that will give you some food for thought.


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