Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dala Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high deser...

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Title:Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
Author:James R. Doty
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Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart Reviews

  • Steven
    Jan 07, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

  • Alex Givant
    Jun 27, 2017

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

    ????????????? ??????? ????????????, ??????? ??????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ???: ??????? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ???? ? ????? ????. ...

  • Claire McAlpine
    Feb 20, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

  • Charlene
    Sep 12, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

  • Sue Smith
    Feb 08, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Jul 16, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

  • Patrice
    Oct 08, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

    ????????????? ??????? ????????????, ??????? ??????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ???: ??????? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ???? ? ????? ????. ...

    I highly recommend this to EVERYONE! ...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley, for an honest review. Please note that this book is not set to publish until February 2016. Honestly, great book. It is well written and engages the reader. There are instances where the author explains things in ...

  • Vanessa
    Mar 24, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

  • Amina
    Apr 10, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

  • teavious
    May 17, 2018

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Mar 09, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

  • Patricia
    Apr 01, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

  • Maureen
    Jan 01, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

  • Grace
    Apr 23, 2017

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

    ????????????? ??????? ????????????, ??????? ??????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ???: ??????? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ???? ? ????? ????. ...

    I highly recommend this to EVERYONE! ...

  • Rob Slaven
    Jan 10, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

  • Angie McDonald
    Sep 09, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

  • Jancee Wright
    Dec 31, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

  • Darth J
    Mar 16, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

  • Penmouse
    Oct 26, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

  • Dana
    Jan 13, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

  • Angie
    Jan 10, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

  • Justin
    Oct 19, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

    ????????????? ??????? ????????????, ??????? ??????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ???: ??????? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ???? ? ????? ????. ...

    I highly recommend this to EVERYONE! ...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley, for an honest review. Please note that this book is not set to publish until February 2016. Honestly, great book. It is well written and engages the reader. There are instances where the author explains things in ...

    Intriguing and thought provoking read! Not knowing what to expect from this book I was surprised to find it speaking directly to my own experiences and beliefs! I devoured this book all the while thinking "finally, someone who put this in simple understandable terms and a story!". I...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. I tend to read many books in the narrative self help genre. I enjoy authors like Dan Millman, Paulo Coelho, and Carlos Castaneda. This book fits well among the aforementioned authors' works. It is an enjoyable read th...

  • Justin
    Sep 22, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

  • AMEERA
    Jun 30, 2018

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

  • Diane  Holcomb
    Jan 02, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

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    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

  • Myrthe
    Oct 28, 2015

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

  • Jeanie
    Feb 06, 2016

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...

    It is the story of James, a little boy who grew up to be more than an ordinary neurosurgeon.. James grew up in an unstable house, with a depressed mom and a drunken dad, he was really poor but he has always had that "caring thing".. One day, he went to a magic shop to buy a plastic th...

    Into the Magic Shop is a testament of how one person can change the life of another by making time to help someone in need of help. James R. Doty, MD was a poor kid growing up in Lancaster, California with a poor family background. Thanks to the compassion of Ruth, who he met at a ...

    Fantastic book with some very very interesting insights. I love it when I pick up a book for no other reason than it speaks to me and then discover it was probably put in my path for a reason. Loved this book for that!!! If everyone followed this man's advice there wouldn't be half the...

    I guess I was expecting a medical memoir - a genre I seek out. But this book was a combination of a guide to meditation which then continued in the vein of "The Secret" (best selling self-help book). Although the author had a few medical stories, his self-avowed arrogance and his poor ...

    Fascinating amalgam of science, esoterica, and philosophy that neither bored nor pandered to the reader. Note: I received this via NetGalley for an honest review. ...

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    I highly recommend this to EVERYONE! ...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley, for an honest review. Please note that this book is not set to publish until February 2016. Honestly, great book. It is well written and engages the reader. There are instances where the author explains things in ...

    Intriguing and thought provoking read! Not knowing what to expect from this book I was surprised to find it speaking directly to my own experiences and beliefs! I devoured this book all the while thinking "finally, someone who put this in simple understandable terms and a story!". I...

  • Lumière
    Jul 16, 2018

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Sep 01, 2017

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

  • Joanne Freitas
    Mar 13, 2018

    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the directo...

    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that ...

    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring an...

    This book changed me in some way !* ...

    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when ...

    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! One of those rare ?books? where, as I'm ?reading? it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to! ...more ...

    ????? ?????? ?? ???????. ?????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????.. ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? : ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????...

    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his...

    I received a free advance reading copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. FTC guidelines: check! Into the Magic Shop is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stra...

    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I?m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-s...

    This was basically Tuesdays With Morrie with some neuroscience thrown in. Far too sensational. Far too exaggerated. Far too ...... everything. Was he really that insightful at such a young age? Is any of that even true? Was Ruth that insightful? I doubt it. This reads more like a morph...

    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging...

    Back in college, one of the first people I met was a girl named Sarah. We met at orientation, but I left thinking that we would never be friends. Our personalities just seemed too different. She looked every bit the hippie, with long flowing skirts, healthy snacks, and a soft voice. Lu...

    For me this memoir divides into four topics: - Author's heartbreaking youth and teenage years - Discussion of and instruction in "the magic" - Author overcoming incredible odds to reach - and then lose - incredible wealth - Author's redemption by re-orienting his focus from buil...

    Doty?s ?magic tricks? and ?powers? of the heart and brain are meditation and visualization. He claims that you can do and have whatever you want if you use these techniques, but, realistically, they?ll just influence your attitude, confidence and resolve. You still need to ...

    Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart This story will make you love Ruth. And like little Jim and root for him. And then hate big Jim. And then come to like big Jim again.Jim Doty has been both a good guy and a b...

    A friend at the bookstore where I work received an advance copy of this book and told me, "You've got to read this! It's the best explanation of mindfulness I've ever seen." She flipped through three-quarters of the book, saying, "I read this much in the first sitting." Well, mindf...

    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a quality spiritual tale along the lines of Coelho,Castenada and Millman. The author is genuine and the story is well told and engaging. The author breaks down the lessons from the story into a handful o...

    This dude is wildly narcissistic. He fabricates a simple and digestible story so that he can reframe meditation and mindfulness as his own unique idea to sell books to the masses. For being a neurosurgeon, there's little science in this book. His own selfish desires and egocentric life...

    Um grande livro, que nos faz refletir e nos ensina muito coisas. Opinião futuramente no blog. ...