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Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow PDF, ePub eBook In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of Oz. After a lifetime in book publishing, Peter Guzzardi had edited a remarkable group of diverse authors, from Stephen Hawking to Deepak Chopra, from Carol Burnett to Douglas In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of Oz. After a lifetime in book publishing, Peter Guzzardi had edited a remarkable group of diverse authors, from Stephen Hawking to Deepak Chopra, from Carol Burnett to Douglas Adams, from Byron Katie to Geneen Roth. Yet everything he’d learned from working with them felt oddly familiar. One day it suddenly became clear: all that wisdom had its roots in a film he’d loved as a child, The Wizard of Oz. In Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons From Over the Rainbow we discover what the most-watched film in history has to teach us. Moving seamlessly between the entertaining and profound Guzzardi invites us all to consider the value of compassion, fear, faith in ourselves, home, compassion, and more, as we each face our own heroic journey through life. With that knowledge we become free to embark on our own walk down the yellow brick road, having activated the magical power we possessed all along. Written with the grace and insight of It’s Not Easy Being Green or The World According to Mister Rogers, Emeralds of Oz is an instant classic, sure to change the way we think about this legendary movie—and our own lives.

30 review for Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dana Creighton

    Reading this book was a pleasure! What a unique way to dissect this classic.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    Audiobook. I listened quickly as my Hoopla check-out was about to expire. I'm not familiar enough with the movie to make all the connections that were described i heard Peter Guzzardi on a Hopewriters Tuesday Teaching

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Pool

    Cheerful little book about the hidden meaning of The Wizard of Oz. It’s more of a self-help book and I found it fairly superficial with lots of exclamation points throughout!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Caroline Lundby

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Peter’s ability to capture the true experience of anxiety while identifying positive ways to encourage self betterment truly makes this book a joy to read. His addition of small tidbits of life advice brings out the deeper meaning and practical usage of the 9 emeralds that encapsulate the novel. Peter’s stories of his usage of the emeralds and his experiences as a child deliver a sense genuine interest in helping make the world a better place, one person at a time. This self-help/comedy/memoir i Peter’s ability to capture the true experience of anxiety while identifying positive ways to encourage self betterment truly makes this book a joy to read. His addition of small tidbits of life advice brings out the deeper meaning and practical usage of the 9 emeralds that encapsulate the novel. Peter’s stories of his usage of the emeralds and his experiences as a child deliver a sense genuine interest in helping make the world a better place, one person at a time. This self-help/comedy/memoir is enjoyable, informative, and funny!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Hildebrand

    What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a book. As a long time fan of the 1939 MGM production of the Wizard of Oz and Frank L. Baum, I dove right in. Guzzardi gleans pearls of wisdom from the actions of our beloved cast. Lessons of compassion and understanding are hidden just beneath the surface. MGM dedicated their classic movie to the young at heart and to those who faithfully return to it again and again. This book is for anyone who loves the book as much as the movie and who is eager to What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a book. As a long time fan of the 1939 MGM production of the Wizard of Oz and Frank L. Baum, I dove right in. Guzzardi gleans pearls of wisdom from the actions of our beloved cast. Lessons of compassion and understanding are hidden just beneath the surface. MGM dedicated their classic movie to the young at heart and to those who faithfully return to it again and again. This book is for anyone who loves the book as much as the movie and who is eager to spend even more time with it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Keever

    Big wisdom, in small but beautiful package.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carol Conover

    It was the perfect little book to read after Finding Dorothy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jana

    I enjoyed the movie trivia more than the life lessons.

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    Tobi

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    Robert Maitland

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    Rachel Christiaens

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    Michelle Ella

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    Lisa

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    Ralph Bankston

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    Tara

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    Crystal Zavala

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    Samantha Wheeler

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