Building Extraordinary Relationships

by John Parrino



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/24/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 94
ISBN : 9780595393305

About the Book

A story for children, parents and families depicting the real and metaphysical rewards of building extraordinary relationships.

Johnny, a troubled boy and victim of taunts from self-centered peers, learns lessons from Manny, an eccentric, old man who mentors him through a dramatic metamorphosis. Through a series of mysterious encounters, their tumultuous yet heart-warming friendship transforms the boy from self-doubting to confident, from panic-stricken to empowered.

Manny's maxim is compelling: Some relationships block our personal dreams. Others catapult us to greatness. He conveys this to Johnny in his unique, irrepressible way: "Remember kid. You're only as sane as the people you choose to love."

The perplexing character of this wise, aging guru unfolds throughout the story, and the startling truth about him is revealed in the final encounter with Johnny. With Manny at his side, the boy grasps his greatest athletic goal and is simultaneously shaken by a convergence of supernatural events.

About the Author

Dr. John J. Parrino is a Clinical Psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on the management of stress in individual, love and family relationships. He is married with one daughter, and practices Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia.