Watermelon Magic is talk from the soul using watermelons as a metaphor for life. Watermelons symbolize the slurpy happiness of life for Wally Amos (formerly known as “Famous Amos”). From his life experiences, Wally sees many parallels between humans and watermelons. Just as the vine connects watermelons and the umbilical cord connects mother and child, we are all connected by spirit. Wally shares his personal path to wisdom and tells how he never lost his humor, joy, and positive outlook on life in the process. He shows us how to overcome adversity and make healthy choices—how to reframe and rethink challenging situations in positive, optimistic, and uplifting terms.
A master storyteller, Wally believes we all have a choice in our own happiness—no matter who we are, no matter what we’ve been through—and his stories will touch you at the very depth of your soul. If these ideas and beliefs speak to you, grab them like slices of watermelon, devour them, and have fun! Look out for the seeds, and live life to the fullest!
Wally Amos has been a watermelon connoisseur since early childhood and is also the father of the gourmet chocolate-chip cookie industry. His fame is grounded in quality, substance, and a unique positive mental attitude. A nationally sought-after inspirational author and lecturer, Wally is also a television host on PBS. He has received the Horatio Alger Award and the President's Awards for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Wally lives in Lanikai, Hawaii, with his wife and daughter.
Stu Glauberman is a writer and freelance magazine reporter. A native of New York City, he went west in 1966 and has been a resident of Hawaii for more than twenty years. Stu resides in Kailua, Hawaii, with his wife and two children.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (April 8, 2008)