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The award-winning New York Times best seller that inspired BTS' K-pop song 'Magic Shop'.

The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life. 

Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround: the remarkable woman he met at the Cactus Rabbit Magic Shop, who devoted the summer to transforming his mind and opening his heart.

In this uplifting memoir, Jim explains the visualisation techniques Ruth taught him that gave him the self-esteem to imagine a new future for himself. He examines the science behind mindfulness and why the skills he learned - of focus and attention - now help him to think fast and keep calm in the operating theatre. And he shows us what is possible when you start to change your brain and your heart. Into the Magic Shop imparts some powerful life lessons about how to live better and inspires us to believe that we all have inside us the capacity to change our own destiny.

©2016 James Doty (P)2020 2020 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Love it! Will listen over and over!

Fascinating, enlightening and heartbreakingly warming! I will be recommending to many family and friends and likely acquaintances.

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Beautiful story with lovely guided meditation

This story takes you through the life of Jim whilst teaching you the value of breath work meditation and visualising. It’s a perfect start for anyone beginning their journey into sitting still and being and wonderful bio of a kind human.

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the magic shop brilliant

excellent brilliant book I recommend the book it is very Insight full the book will open your mind and heart.

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  • 18-06-2020

Lovely story and educational.

Beautiful book and if you’re interested in science too then you’ll love it! Share with your family.

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Beautiful narrative

The narrator has such a calm voice, and it tells a really beautiful well crafted story on someone’s life which is so inspiring and encouraging

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  • Wafa
  • 13-06-2020

Inspiring and life changing

An amazing, inspiring and life changing book. Listened to it 3 times and I'm sure I will be going back to some parts of it specially the alphabet of the heart and the face of God.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-2020

life changing book

its a story that will definitely change your perspective about life . the real magic is within us

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  • K Merryweather
  • 24-10-2020

Inspirational

I heard of James Doty on Sam Harris’ Waking Up App and this book didn’t disappoint. Very interesting and inspirational while being very honest. Extremely moving in places and a beautiful story.

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  • Lin Lee
  • 23-10-2020

Remarkable and moving account of a life

I heard Dr Doty's interview with Sam Harris. His sincerity and wisdom are obvious.

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  • Sabrina Bruehwiler
  • 25-11-2020

My absolute favourite book!

I loved every second of it. The story that evolves through the inner and outer world is incredibly beautiful! I am sad the book is finished!

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  • 03-11-2020

Wish every single human read this book!

Extraordinary explanation of using the power of mind & heart and how it corresponds to neuroscience ❤ Thank u Dr. Dorty!

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  • 31-10-2020

Exceptional

Compelling, extremely useful, loved it. In a world with so much loss and grief this has given me hope to cope better.

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  • chaz761
  • 09-09-2020

A must read

Just read it today Make time in your life and read it Today Very good

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  • 28-08-2020

Absolutely loved it

What a great listen. Very interesting life story and life lessons for the listeners. Great morning and evening routine

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2020

Magical

Recommended to his book by a friend and I love it. Very inspiring and emotional.

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  • David Bailey
  • 12-05-2020

Eye opening

Absolutely loved every second. It felt like I was experiencing Dr. Doty's life, through his own eyes.

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  • Josefine R.
  • 07-05-2020

magical to say the least

the story is seriously amazing! I didn't wanna pause it at all! now I wanna buy the physical book and read it again.

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