How to Be Like is a “character biography” series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book—by far the most exhaustive in the series—Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history.
While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this book takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney’s life into one straightforward, easy-to-read tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this book scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick.
• This is for the millions of Disney fans—those who admire his artistry or his business savvy or the products of his namesake company.
• The tone and style of the book will capture the imagination of younger readers, especially teens, in the same way as How to Be Like Mike.
• Support within the Disney world includes the daughter and grandson of Walt Disney; nephew and former vice chairman Roy Disney; and numerous Disney insiders who are already spreading the word.
Motivational speakers and a married couple (Pat is cofounder of the Orlando Magic), the Williamses make a convincing case that theirs is the best strategy for marital harmony. Giving credit to the late Dr. Ed Wheat, who made the BEST (Blessing, Edifying, Sharing, and Touching) acronym popular in the 1980s, the author pair scores point after point demonstrating the power of these four principles in keeping a marriage happy. They explain the necessity of first developing and maintaining a Christ-centered marriage, from which couples will gain the strength to persevere through life's challenges. This resilience will then necessarily spill over into the rest of the home, which in the Williamses' case includes 19 children. In seemingly effortless two-part harmony, these winsome and warm authors take turns sharing specific insights from the male/female perspective, creating a win-win game plan for every Christian family.