The Cookie Never Crumbles: Practical Recipes for Everyday Living

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9780312304980: The Cookie Never Crumbles: Practical Recipes for Everyday Living

Wally Amos is a man of wisdom, a man of humor, and a man of joy. And he has learned the greatest secret in life: you can be happy no matter what. In this inspiring collection of "recipes," Wally will show you how adversarial situations are often blessings in disguise, and how the lessons we are to learn in life sometimes come from the most unexpected places. The Cookie Never Crumbles is Wally's philosophy, and this book will show you, through touching, hilarious, thought-provoking stories, how you can adopt this philosophy for yourself. From Wally's childhood, up through his days in the entertainment business, to the creation of "Famous Amos" cookies, and to his current way of life, Wally Amos will make you laugh, make you dream, and make you think. Read this book and learn why The Cookie Never Crumbles.

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How many times has someone tried to console you by saying, "That's the way the cookie crumbles"? The message implies that whatever we were hoping for was destined to crumble and fall apart. "Well, that logic just doesn't hold water," claims Wally Amos, author of The Cookie Never Crumbles. "It totally slanders the nature of the cookie. When the cookie breaks apart, you don't lose that cookie, you get lots of little cookies." Amos excels at this sort of optimistic, kitchen-table wisdom, as evidenced by the success of his previous book, The Famous Amos Story, which tells the story of building his cookie empire. (Although it's probably safe to assume that cowriter Eden-Lee Murray has perfected the cozy style of writing.) Written in a cookbook format, the narrative often crumbles into clichés. In his opening chapter, "Essential Ingredients for Your Personal Pantry," he includes the "Basics," such as "Honesty, Integrity, Positive Loving Attitude...." Yet his "Recipe for Recovery" is a poignant observation on how to rebuild after disaster strikes. Like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this is a spiritually safe book--nondenominational, inoffensive, and full of tasty, inspirational morsels. There are even a few real cookie recipes, such as "Classic Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies and "Courage Coconut Cookies." --Gail Hudson

About the Author:

Wally Amos is an author, a public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of The National Center for Family Literacy and lives on Oahu, Hawaii. Visit: www.wallyamos.com

Eden-Lee Murray is a professional actress, director, drama coach, and writer. She lives in Honolulu with her family. Together, she and her husband created the Jellinek & Murray Literary Agency in 1995.

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