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Author: Fred Rogers Narrator: Tyne Daly, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, André Watts Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN: 9780743541978
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A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend and neighbor 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 thirty 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, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Humanity-affirming thoughts.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Bits of philosophy and advice from a man who lived a life we could all emulate.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Words of courage and inspiration—simple statements that made Mister Rogers a household name.”

    Associated Press

  • “Life stories in bite-size pieces…Shares the gentle philosophy that made Rogers one of America’s most beloved public figures.”

    Knight Ridder News Service

  • “Rogers was one of the most recognizable (and beloved) people on television…This small volume collects many of his writings…Every message is infused with a simplicity and sincerity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of the 2005 Audie Award

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 babyhippoface | 2/19/2014

    " Love Mr. Rogers. Wise, kind, loving man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susannah | 2/18/2014

    " I found this book at Goodwill just when I needed to read it. Mr. Rogers speaks with such gentleness and clarity. This book is a collection of great things he said! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/12/2014

    " I love Mr. Rogers. This book provides a perfect 'snapshot' of his sweet words of love, acceptance, and wisdom shared during his too-short life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/9/2014

    " That was Fred's gift, especially to children: total attention, complete respect, immediate and unconditional love. -Henry Schuster, CNN, passing of Fred Rogers (1928-2003) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/5/2014

    " The editor of this little book promised more than he could deliver. While there are some brilliant little essays here, Fred Rogers did not always write cleverly for adults. But it's a book that does present a clear picture of what Fred cared about the most, in his own words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/3/2014

    " I learned that we all need to be a kinder part of our own neighborhood. We all make what we want out of life. Very interesting to read thoughts of Fred Rogers- "Will you be my neighbor?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 1/30/2014

    " Mister Rogers is truly my hero. To quote Bea: If I could be 1/8th as good and understanding and tolerant as him, I would be 100% better than I am right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 1/25/2014

    " If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet: how important you can be to the person you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. -Mr. Rogers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer | 1/20/2014

    " you are my friend you are special to me. I would take a bullet for this man. (if he weren't dead) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.j. | 1/8/2014

    " There is little better than this--or perhaps nothing better--when one is looking for either a wise psychologist, or a loving parent. Perhaps the former is always best as the latter anyhow. Each section, and each reading, is enough for a day's meditation or peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/6/2014

    " I have always admired Fred Rogers, and this collection of his thoughts really serves to make one think about their own life and how they affect people, and how people affects each of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clair | 12/1/2013

    " This is a cute book and would make a nice gift for a Mr. Rogers fan. The forward is written by his wife. There is a quote or thought on each page. It is a nice tribute to someone who left the world a better place because he was in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/27/2013

    " Quick easy read...maybe an hour or two. Great read for the multi-tasker...easy breaks for doing laundry and such. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliene | 11/4/2013

    " I will always have a special place in my heart for Mr. Rogers! I love him!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 10/30/2013

    " I like the short concise essays. and some of them made sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 10/29/2013

    " how could you not love anything by or about this man. (easy read) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 6/7/2013

    " This would make a great gift book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 5/12/2013

    " This was a nice Christmas present from my mom. The best surprise was finding it was autographed by none other than Mr McFeely! It's a nice collection of quotes; nothing particularly earth shattering but a great mood lifter. Fred Rogers was my hero. Still is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amatullah | 2/24/2013

    " Fun and inspirational read of quotes from Mr. Rogers. Fred Rogers is an intelligent man who helps us get back to the basics of goodness. Great quotes to share with others and consider in our own lives with reminders of what is really important in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/8/2013

    " Mister Rogers can sum up a topic and give advice in so few words with such impact and eloquence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/4/2012

    " Who doesn't love Mr. Rogers?!? Especially because he is from the Burgh, but he has some good insights. If only we all could live like him! Interesting tidbit, I once served him popcorn when I worked at the movie theatre in Pgh! HE bought a small, not butter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/2/2012

    " I grew up on Mr. Rogers' wisdom and so did my children. I cherish his gentle words of care and understanding. Thank goodness for this book. Mr Rogers lives on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 11/15/2012

    " Growing up with Mister Rogers, when a friend loaned me the book I read it and enjoyed...lots of quotes for living a good life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 10/22/2012

    " This book was a great insight to the inner thoughts of Fred Rogers... I love the way he looked at the world.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/18/2012

    " This book has meaningful words of wisdom and quotes that fit any occasion. Fred Rogers was a truly inspiring man who knew how to speak to children and adults. His simple stories and songs teach us how precious every day is as well as everyone whom we meet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lupe | 8/20/2012

    " I love anything from Mister Rogers. He had the gentlest and kindest views of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 8/1/2012

    " Quotes from Mr. Rogers! Like so many others, I grew up watching Mr. Rogers, and this was a great feel-good return to the neighborhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/8/2012

    " This book is reminder of what a special person Fred Rogers was. I particularly enjoyed the forward read by his wife, and the songs interspersed within the reading [on the audio CD, of course:]. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pointer | 1/16/2012

    " Lots of great wisdom in this collection of excerpts from one of my heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/9/2011

    " I have always loved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I like the kind and gentle ways of Mr. Rogers. This book reflects his philosophy very well. It's a great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 8/28/2011

    " nothing profound in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 5/24/2011

    " Beautiful read - truly inspirational. If you love Mister Rogers (even if you don't) this book will help you to step back and take a look at how you view life and people. Definitely full of important things to remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/1/2011

    " Quotes from Mr. Rogers! Like so many others, I grew up watching Mr. Rogers, and this was a great feel-good return to the neighborhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 4/9/2011

    " This book was a great insight to the inner thoughts of Fred Rogers... I love the way he looked at the world.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/15/2011

    " I think I saw this book at Target shortly after it came out and decided to pick it up because I had loved Mr. Rogers as a child.

    It contains a collection of things he said and songs from the TV show. The forward by his wife is also nice as well (and I rarely read or like forwards). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ. | 1/11/2011

    " There is little better than this--or perhaps nothing better--when one is looking for either a wise psychologist, or a loving parent. Perhaps the former is always best as the latter anyhow. Each section, and each reading, is enough for a day's meditation or peace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 12/28/2010

    " This was a nice Christmas present from my mom. The best surprise was finding it was autographed by none other than Mr McFeely! It's a nice collection of quotes; nothing particularly earth shattering but a great mood lifter. Fred Rogers was my hero. Still is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 8/17/2010

    " Growing up with Mister Rogers, when a friend loaned me the book I read it and enjoyed...lots of quotes for living a good life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 7/15/2010

    " Mister Rogers can sum up a topic and give advice in so few words with such impact and eloquence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/6/2010

    " Short quotes from Mr. Rogers. He was a very wise man. Nothing exciting or earth-shattering, but a good, quiet reminder of the right way to live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 summershots | 3/12/2010

    " I never thought I would miss Mister Rogers.
    Great things to memorize to make yourself nicer to others and to yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/18/2010

    " I like the short concise essays. and some of them made sense. "

About the Author

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was best known for his long-running TV show for children, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, but he was also a producer, magician, writer, puppeteer, minister, and author of multiple celebrated books. Rogers received virtually every major award in the television industry for work in his field, and dozens of others from special interest groups.

About the Narrators

Ellen Tyne Daly is an American stage and screen actress. She has won six Emmy Awards for her television work, a Tony Award and is a 2011 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.

John Lithgow is an award-winning actor who has starred on stage and in film and television. His credits include 3rd Rock from the Sun and the films Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Shrek, and Footloose, among many others. A New York Times bestselling author of several books for children, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.