Andy By The Numbers

4 U.S. presidents have requested him to speak

New York Times bestsellers: How Do You Kill 11 MillionPeople? (2012); The Noticer (2009); and The Traveler’s Gift (2002)

26 books written, including The Noticer Returns, released October 1st, 2013

30+ languages in which his books have been published

51 publishers turned down the manuscript for Andy's runaway bestseller The Traveler’s Gift

Every 60 seconds a book by Andy Andrews is sold somewhere in the world

5+ million books sold worldwide

27 years married to the love of his life, Polly

2 sons that he loves to spend time with, Austin, 16, and Adam, 13

7 Decisions that became the foundation of Andrews’ career and first New York Times bestseller:

  • The buck stops here; adversity is preparation for greatness.
  • I will seek wisdom; I will choose my friends with care.
  • I am a person of action; I can make a decision and I can make it now.
  • I have a decided heart; my destiny is assured.
  • Today I will choose to be happy; I am the possessor of a grateful heart.
  • I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit; I will forgive myself.
  • I will persist without exception; I will find a way where there is no way.

35+ years with the same manager, Robert D. Smith. They met when Andrews was in the 9th grade

6 children’s books: Henry Hodges Needs a Friend (2015), The Kid Who Changed the World (2010); and The Go For it! Series (2002)

Andrews spent 2 years homeless following the deaths of his parents when he was 19

Andrews read 200 biographies of historic figures while he was homeless, allowing him to discover the 7 decisions for personal success

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