The Noticer

Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.

“Many people ignore ‘small stuff,’ claiming to have an eye on the bigger picture, never understanding that the bigger picture is composed entirely of small stuff.”

Andy Andrews

Your chance to regroup, take a breath, and begin your life again awaits in the simple wisdom and heartwarming story of a man named Jones.

Poverty. A failing marriage. Old age. Lost dreams. A failing business. An unsure future. To the residents of Orange Beach, Alabama, these desperations are dead ends. Hopeless, barren places with no chance of change.

But to an old drifter named Jones with a gift for seeing what others miss, there is no such thing as a dead end. It only takes a little “perspective,” he says, to recognize the miracles in our moments, the seeds of greatness tucked into our struggles.

Based on a remarkable true story, The Noticer beautifully blends fiction, allegory, and inspiration. It provides simple, yet powerful distinctions about love, relationships, value, and integrity and will inspire readers to take that first step toward a major life change.

The Noticer is an entertaining, inspiring, and educational life instruction manual for better living.”

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Chapter 1, 2:45

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Reviews from Pioneers, Frontrunners, Innovators, and Leaders

“Andrews brings a track record, wordsmith skills and, best of all, an imagination.”

Publishers Weekly

The Noticer is completely absorbing. Anything less than stunning would be an understatement. This is not just one of the best books I have read. This is the best book I have ever read in my life.”

Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Fame Golfer

“Andy Andrews has done it again. The Noticer is packed with one astonishing breakthrough after another. This book will transform your life.”

Pat Simpson, America’s Most Trusted Home Improvement Expert, HGTV

“While this powerful story grapples with life’s biggest questions, it remains a sheer pleasure to read. The Noticer is intimately crafted and filled with hope!”

Gloria Gonzalez, Founder & CCO, Eight Elements West; COO, Warriors Live On

What They're Saying About The Noticer


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    JapLau #nowreading The Noticer - Andy Andrews. Great book, can’t stop reading it...about life and the way u look at it.

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    Mysfaith I am reading Andy Andrews book, The Noticer. It is one of the best books I have ever read. All of his books are great reads. It’s a life gift.

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    jwfmartin Read The Noticer by @andyandrews this week. It should be required reading.

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    CassonBlitz @kurt13warner PERSPECTIVE: you must read The Noticer by Andy Andrews then. EXCELLENT little read.


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    Kim Riley Wright I never heard of you until my son gave me The Noticer to read. He read it in his high school Leadership class. What a wonderful book. I am forever changed. Thank you for bringing Jones into my life.

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    Jenny Huck Monroe I absolutely love your books. I have shared healthy doses of perspective w/ many people since reading The Noticer. It has blessed many lives! Thank you Andy, God bless you!

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    Greg Schmidt Just got done reading The Noticer!! AWESOME BOOK! Keep inspiring, Andy!

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    Tiajuan Miller I just finished The Noticer and I have to say that I am sooo blessed to have read it! Andy I will meet you and we will work together on some level I just know it!

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    Victoria Jenkins Hello, honestly I had never heard of you until a friend game me The Noticer...I read it and am a changed person...thats a lot considering I am 45!...I gave my copy to my 18 yr old son to read also...bought a copy for my sister and have just ordered 3 more of your books from Amazon...I can’t wait to read them all and pass them on. I truly believe The Noticer ranks in my Top 10 if not 5 and Ive been an avid reader since I was young. Thank you!

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    Tricia Basden Rajewski I’m about halfway through The Noticer. Got the book from a friend. Hadn’t heard of you before (no offense). Probably wouldn’t have picked the book up in the bookstore. Thank God for my friend. It’s like every chapter in this book is speaking to me. It’s so, so important. Thank you for writing. I’ll keep reading.


  • “The Noticer is astonishing and captivating.” Just Another New Blog

  • “I have one word for this book: POWERFUL.” Lori’s Reflections

  • “I was left comforted by the thought that perspective is something that may come in handy in my own life once in a while!” Chick with Books

  • “Each chapter holds a new lesson and great insight.” Simply Aubs

  • “This book is one to keep handy, to re-read and highlight certain lines and hidden clues to enrich your life.” The Burton Review

  • “The story is written in such an engaging fashion, you will find the wisdom practical no matter where you are in life.” WaystationOne

  • “I have to say out of all the books that I have ever reviewed this is by far the best.” Justin’s Refuge

  • “I found the book to be entertaining as well as life changing.” Glimpses of Truth

  • “I would have to say that The Noticer is the best book I have read all year.” Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

  • “I’m left touched by this book in a way that I cannot truly explain, but I do know that my first reading of it will not be my last.” Feet on the Ground

  • “I give this the highest recommendation possible.” Monty Rainey

  • “Amazing, inspirational, encouraging are just a few of the many words that could be used to describe this book.” Klauer54

  • “I gave a copy to each of my grandchildren with the inscription that I wish I had that guidance when I was their age.” Wyoming Miss

  • “You will be hard pressed to read this book and not be touched by it.” Jim Whitaker

  • “If you want to start noticing life, begin by noticing this book.” Conrade Yap

  • “Thought provoking only begins to touch the tip of this book.” Jackie D. Garrison

  • “I can read it over and over, and still find something I missed previously.” Joseph A Pena

  • “My perspective on how I view things in this world has changed forever.” Louis J. Casillas

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  • Title: The Noticer
  • Author: Andy Andrews
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Date of Publication: April 28, 2009
  • Retail Price: $17.99 US (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7852-2921-6
  • Pages: 176 pages

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Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist and in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and at military bases worldwide. Zig Ziglar said, "Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.” Andy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift. He lives in Orange Beach, Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.

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