"The Noticer" Book Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
June 16, 2009

I loved the book The Noticer, written by Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The Traveler’s Gift. Talk about an uplifting and positive tone – you’ll find it in The Noticer. Based on a true story, The Noticer is about an old drifter by the name of Jones who has a gift for seeing what others miss and doesn’t consider any situation to be a “dead end.” Whether it’s poverty, a failing marriage, old age, lost dreams, a failing business, or an unsure future, there is hope for all of those people according to Jones. To Jones, it only takes a little “perspective” to recognize the “miracles in our moments, the seeds of greatness tucked into our struggles.”

Jones makes his way through the coastal town of Orange Beach Alabama, helping residents everywhere he turns. He offers wisdom and hope to those struggling. I love this quote: “My contention is that you are right where you are supposed to be. This may look like barren sand to you, but nothing could be further from the truth. I say to you that as you lay your head down tonight, you are sleeping on fertile ground. Think, learn, pray, plan, dream. For soon….you will become.”

Andy Andrews has also started The Noticer Project, which gives people the opportunity to notice others in their lives who have made a positive impact. Participants notice 5 other people who have made a positive impact on their lives. “The Noticer Project is meant to encourage people to step outside their busy schedules to take notice of five special people who have made a positive impact on their lives. As a result, participants in The Noticer Project not only acknowledge the contributions of other people on their lives, but they also gain a fresh perspective on their own journey.” Who will you notice?

2 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will each win a copy of the bestseller book The Noticer.


– Tell me in a comment one person you’ve “noticed” who has made a positive impact on your life (you don’t need to give names, just the relationship).


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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 29th, 2009 and the winner will be announced on this blog on Tuesday, June 30th (as well as emailed).**IF YOU SUBMIT A COMMENT AFTER 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 29TH, IT WILL BE DELETED**
– Please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win the giveaway.
– Winners must respond within 48 hours of email notification or another winner will be chosen.
– Open to US residents.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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