Synopses & Reviews
A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans.
There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure.
An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.
Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.
"The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile."
"The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between communicating human beings can be hallowed ground."
"The more I think about it, the more I wonder if God and neighbor are somehow One. 'Loving God, Loving neighbor' the same thing? For me, coming to recognize that God loves every neighbor is the ultimate appreciation!"
"Ultimately the book isn't for kids, it's for adults who watched the show as children...Rogers taught valuable lessons about playing make-believe, keeping one's promises, finding strength through helping others and not being afraid to cry." Publishers Weekly
From the late Fred Rogers comes a timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality and honesty a testament to his legacy as a role model to millions.
Included in the collection: The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile. The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between communicating human beings can be hallowed ground. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if God and neighbor are somehow One. ???Loving God, Loving neighbor??????the same thing? For me, coming to recognize that God loves every neighbor is the ultimate appreciation These are a few of the shorter pieces that will be included in the book. We plan to have sections on Love & amp; Friendship, Individuality, and Community. The book will convey the fact that Fred Rogers was deeply intelligent about human nature, no matter the age of his listener. In speeches, transcripts, and interviews, Fred Rogers exposed his true self in order to help us understand that there is much more that unites us than divides us. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister and his thoughts on God have never been published before. They, along with other never-before-published material from interviews and behind-the-scenes in the neighborhood, as well as excerpts from You Are Special will comprise the book.
About the Author
Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for over 30 years, earned a degree in music composition and was a floor manager at NBC-TV on their earliest shows. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development and was an ordained Presbyterian minister with the unique charge to work with children and families through mass media. Rogers received every major award in television for which he was eligible, including being inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and was also the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Although Rogers died in 2003, Family Communications, Inc., the non-profit company he founded, continues his work promoting the healthy emotional, social, and intellectual development of children.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Joanne Rogers -- Courage to be yourself -- Understanding love -- Challenges of inner discipline -- We are all neighbors.