Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way

Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way

by Fred Rogers

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An inspiring collection of thoughts to take with us on the paths we travel in life.

For all the roads we choose to travel, and even those we don't, Fred Rogers has an observation, a story, some insights to share. Whether you're facing graduation, a new job, a new baby, marriage, any change in your life—expected or not—the wisdom that Mister Rogers offers can contribute mightily to the grace with which you handle the change.

With sections titled Who You Are Right Now, Loving and Being Loved, and Guided Drift, Fred addresses the scope of human transitions. It all comes down to knowing we're valuable, and that we're worthy of that value. As Fred would say, "You don't have to be anything more than who you are right now."

In her foreword, Joanne Rogers shares the Fred she knew. With stories from their life together, the joys as well as the struggles, Joanne shows how Fred looked at life as a journey—with the ups and downs and in-betweens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316493291
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 882
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Known as "America's Favorite Neighbor," Fred Rogers dedicated his life to serving children through public television as creator, composer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development and was ordained a Presbyterian minister, with the unique charge of working with children and families through television. Fred Rogers' relentless commitment to all that is best in people led to an astonishing array of honors, from induction into the Television Hall of Fame to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fred Rogers passed awaya in February 2003.

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Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BuddyG 6 months ago
This may be a very short book, but it's very enjoyable and contains a lot of wonderful lessons from Mister Rogers. It's the kind of book that you can hold onto for the rest of your life and randomly read it whenever you want to feel inspired or if you just want to feel good. If someone had told me when I was a child watching his television show that I'd still be learning from Mister Rogers several decades later, well, I probably wouldn't have believed them. But I think that those feelings of disbelief would have quickly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and happiness. After all, someone would be telling me that Mister Rogers was still going to be my friend and my neighbor many years later. Maybe even for forever. Who wouldn't want that? *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
JAMuckley 7 months ago
"Life's Journey's According to Mister Rogers," by Fred Rogers was a treasure trove of wisdom and nuggets of truth mined by Mister Rogers over the decades of his life as a part of the children's television show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," he advocacy for children and those rejected by society, and his overall lifestyle of showing others love and respect no matter who they were or where they were from. This books contains some profound insights from Mister Rogers seem to be uncovered right before your eyes as the light bulb turns on and your mind begins to process and take in the truths expressed. The book reads almost like you are reading through Fred Rogers' journal. Each page you discover new ideas and thoughts that are both simple yet deep. I had a pad of paper to write down my thoughts as I went along and I just kept writing. There was so much depth expressed throughout this amazing little book. This book would make the perfect gift for a graduating senior anticipating the next phase of their life. It would also be a helpful, easy read for those going through difficult transitions in life such as divorce, the death of a spouse or a parent, maybe a way to console a good friend after they lost a job. The book focuses mostly on the journey of life. It touches on themes about God, grief, loss, separation, relationships, feelings, accepting others and feeling accepted. Even if you aren't going through a difficult transition, this book will help you to see what's most important as you wade through the river of life. I received this eBook free of charge from Hachette Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Like many people my age, I grew up watching Mr. Rogers on television. It was my very favorite show for a long time. It wasn't until I got older that I could appreciate what I was being taught among the songs and imaginative play with my favorite TV personality. This book brought back all those good feelings. What a wonderful gift this book is to those of us who loved Mr. Rogers and can't wait to pass on his teachings to future generations!
Anonymous 8 months ago
There is no one I'd rather take a life journey with than Mr Rogers. He invited us into a community where everyone was safe and loved. Where the lessons he gave us will live forever. This is a book to keep next to your reading chair to visit whenever you need a little lift.
Christine_QueenofBooks 8 months ago
A really sweet, affirming book, with something for everyone. (Thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books for a free e-arc for review.) This was a really sweet, affirming book. The first section made me tear up, as I read some kind words that felt particularly relevant to my life right now. And I think that's the beauty of this book - no matter who you are, or where you are in life, there's something within its pages that will hit close to home for you. There's something in here to comfort and encourage us all. In someone else's voice, these nuggets of wisdom and advice may sound trite, but they didn't feel that way here. Given who Mister Rogers was, they felt like sincere words from an old, dear friend, who just wants the best for all of us. What a gift we've been given - in his life, and books like this that continue his legacy of kindness and love.
CRSK 8 months ago
Life, itself, is a journey. We begin life as helpless, small, needy infants and learn as we continue on this journey. Hopefully along the way we gain some insights before we need them, and if not then hopefully we learn them through experience. This book is somewhat of a guidebook to this journey. This is divided into three sections, with a very moving forward by his wife, Joanne, these sections are: Who You Are Right Now ”We can’t be expected to leave the unhappy and angry parts of ourselves at the door before coming in. We all need to feel that we can bring the whole of ourselves to the people who care about us.” Loving and Being Loved This section includes several shorter thoughts, and one story that was about the Special Olympics that was especially moving, another story about a monestary on the topic of love and success. Guided Drift ”I recently learned that in an average lifetime a person walks about sixty-five times around the world. I wonder where your steps will take you. I wonder how you’ll use the restof the miles you’re given.” Inspiring words, thoughts, to guide us on our journey. Many thanks for the ARC provided by Hachette Books
Rachel_Denise01 8 months ago
Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers is a heartwarming compilation of quotes, speeches, ante dotes, words of wisdom, and selected memories by Mr, Fred McFeely Rogers himself. I especially enjoyed this particular set of quotes in this series. Some are of his own doing, others are from some of his friends and mentors. I especially enjoyed the forward written by his wife. I also enjoyed the followup with a short biography of his life and a statement from the company he founded “Family Communications, Inc). I grew up with Mr. Rogers and I still feel as if he is a family member and friend vs a person on TV. He made a huge impact on my childhood, and I truly enjoyed this book.
Chris177 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How can you go wrong with Mr. Rogers? I am not ashamed to say I have been a fan of Fred Rogers since day one. I believe that he was a remarkable man and that he profoundly touched the lives of millions of children, of which I am one. The book is a collection of some of his insights on the world and the people around us. I truly believe that he had a gift to see through the smoke and fog to get at the heart of the emotion. Like Charles Schultz and Bill Cosby, Fred Rogers had the gift, but unlike Charles and Bill who mostly spoke to adults about being a child, Fred spoke to children about being children. He used the wisdom learned from experience (just plan living life) to inform and to educate but mostly nurture the child. This book I believe is meant for us adults that need guidance but want it simple and easy to digest. And there is no better person to speak to our inner child than Mr. Rogers!
Ti99er on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book of quotes and thoughts from Mister Rogers that were collected along his journey of life. I can remember watching Mister Rogers as a young child and though I didn't know it at the time, some of the values he taught are with me today. It was nice to reminisce with Mister Rogers, for old times sake.One quote that I took away from this book, wasn't even a quote from Mister Rogers but actually from the Dalai Lama: "Someone else's action should not determine your response."This book is filled with inspirational little tidbits and I am sure has a little something for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago