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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User Review  - Eeva Nikunen - Goodreads

I think this is the best book about Walt Disney I've ever read. The book takes a very personal look into Walt Disney's life and career and there's so many things that can be learned from the way Walt lived his life. I really enjoyed this book. Read full review

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The is the most amazing books I ever read. I'll be reading it again and again. 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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