How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Aug 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than a thousand interviews.

"I've read every book that has ever been written about Walt Disney, going back to some that were published in the 1930s. [How to Be Like Walt] is by far the most enjoyable to read of them all!"
Tim O'Day, Disney Scholar
"How to Be Like Walt is a fitting tribute to Walt's memory and an important contribution to the Disney legacy . . . Now more than ever, we need people with the qualities Walt had: optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, boldness, perseverance, commitment to excellence, reverence for the past, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God."
Art Linkletter

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book-by far the most exhaustive in the series-Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history.

While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this book takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-read tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this book scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick.

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easy to read and a page turner - Goodreads
The writing, admittedly, is not fantastic. - Goodreads
unknown insights from the life of Walt - Goodreads
He doesn't joke when he states he 'did his research!' - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

An amazing story of an amazing man!!! I don't usually read biographies or non fiction since I have trouble paying attention to them, but this held me from page 1. Walt Disney was an incredible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cameo - Goodreads

You know how Elphias Dodge wrote that warm and loving obituary for Dumbledore in the beginning of Deathly Hallows and then he kind of just skimmed over the murkier parts of Dumbledore's past? Pat ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the Orlando Magic and author of more than 30 successful books, including four books in the How to Be Like series.

Jim Denney is a professional writer who has collaborated with Pat Williams on several books, including How to Be Like Jesus.

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