Besides being an author of self-help and advice books, Andrews, an Orange Beach native and resident, is a popular speaker to corporate, military, organization, and athletic team audiences. He spoke at the last two Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Conference at Point Clear.
“This is essential reading for anyone interested in creating a better life,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.
“Andy Andrews is a vivid storyteller and ‘The Noticer Returns’ is guaranteed to be a best-selling novel and life-changer for all who read it,” Canary said. “Andy proves once again that he is a leading expert on how to find joy, productivity, faith, peace and the ability to teach our children values in a world that gets faster and more demanding every day by simply noticing the profound meaning of life.
In an interview on his web site, www.andyandrews.com, Andrews says the book is about “a mysterious old man named Jones who changes the lives of a group of ordinary families.”
“Jones does this by ‘noticing’ little things about people and life that most people miss. He uses that gift of noticing to give these parents an entirely new perspective on what raising children is all about,” Andrews said. “Jones is actually based on a real person I met with when I was a homeless 23-year-old living under a pier on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. His name really is Jones (“Not Mr. Jones, just Jones,” he’d always say) and he really did call himself a noticer. He is one of the main reasons why I’m not still sleeping under a pier today.”
Andrews’s “The Noticer,” “The Traveler’s Gift,” and “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.