July 21, 2018
11 Amazon Reviews of My New Book

If you have been enjoying my blog, there is a good chance you will enjoy my new book, Storytelling for the Revolution. What follows are 11 Amazon reviews that will give you a good sense of the ground I cover and where I'm coming from...



"Inspiring and provocative, this book reminds us all that we must act and tell our stories to the stir soul of possibility in others. What I love about Mitch's writing is that it always bends toward the positive and whispers, 'Come on. Join me in this journey'. If you are looking to transform your energy into action and use your voice to shape a positive future, you came to the right place!" -- Doug Stuke


"Mitch Ditkoff's 40 stories are like sparkling light shining on a lake on a glorious summer day. You many think I'm exaggerating. I'm not. Mitch brings his characters to life with vivid detail -- they are altogether believable: his canasta playing mother, his entrepreneurial father, his congenial family rabbi. There is the ecstatic Shlomo Carlebach. But most intriguing is of his beloved teacher, Prem, who gives Mitch two words of advice: More spice. These two words, Mitch takes to heart in this, his newest collection -- it is indeed spicy! But it's not just the splashy moments that make it into this book -- the simple quiet moments are there as well, as in 'A Bag of Small Red Berries.' Reading these stories by Mitch Ditkoff made me want to dig and recover my own stories. I was enraptured." -- Jiya Kowarsky


"After you read this book, you too will agree that we could create change in the world if we could all tell our stories. When we have the courage to tell our stories, we form a bond with each other that no one can defeat or overwhelm. The book is a compelling read because the stories are wonderful, and then, Mitch provides us with an extraordinary, step-by-step guide to using storytelling in your life: in schools, workplaces, organizations, families, among friends. His "Field Guide" is inspiring, accessible, and user-friendly! This book is original and a much-needed manual for healing our planet!" -- Susan Page


"Storytelling for the Revolution is my favorite of Mitch's books. Here we find Mitch on a mission to help unlock the tacit knowledge that we all possess in the form of remembered stories of the events of our lives. The first part of the book is a collection of some of Mitch's favorite life stories all told in that same enjoyable, but concise way we've gotten to know from Mitch's previous writings. The second part of the book, however, is a handbook for how to unlock your own innate wisdom via storytelling and how to help others do so as well. Whether Mitch is sharing a personal story that resonates with one's own life experience or is revealing the principles for discovering one's own stories and facilitating others to do so, the reader's experience is one of enjoyment. If you're interested in the art and craft of storytelling, this is the book for you. If you're not interested, it still is." -- Val Vadeboncoeur


"Mitch Ditkoff is not just a master-storyteller, he's driven to provide the rest of us with the 'how to' so we can all become master-storytellers. The reader is launched on a journey to foment their own personal revolution of the heart. It's a great guide to help us bond with each other by telling our stories and sharing our wisdom. It's a great read and it's a great guide!" -- Elizabeth Swan


"I love short stories with a message and Mitch Ditkoff is an expert at that. He has a gift. I had read two previous books by him and truly enjoyed them both. For me, this latest book is his best. I'm finding it very special because several of the stories have struck chords that not only have revived memories but have allowed me to see my present relationships much clearer. One of my favorite stories, so far, is My Father's Last Breath. The author's capacity to use the right words, in such a stunning and descriptive way, took me back in time, to my father's bedside, 33 years ago... reviving some of those emotional last moments. Fortunately, I still have a bunch of stories yet to read." -- Michael Dorfman


"Mitch taps into the deep well of our collective wisdom and reclaims the collective narrative for the greater good. Storytelling for the Revolution is a rallying cry for people to recognize their deep meaningful connections with others and reminds us that we are not alone. It is a groundbreaking work in its simplicity and profundity. An important, seminal work for our age." -- Mike Frick


"Mitch is a very old soul. A joker, a heart thinker, a midnight talker, a classic illuminated, opinionated jester. His stories run the gamut from the mystical rabbis from the shtetl, to a dissertation on Camembert, to the truly profound. Some are traditional, some autobiographical, some probably entirely fabricated. He awakens my own stories, the ones I always promise myself I will write someday. Except he does write his, and many others. I am so glad he does. Because his stories touch me, entertain me and make me think. They also awaken my humanity. Like any good story should, each one has a moral, something juicy to absorb or ponder." -- Jean Paul Peretz


"Mitch is a great storyteller, and his stories are always filled with meaning, words that inspire and transform us as we read. With a combination of spice and humor, his words give me an insight into my own life experiences. This is a great book. You can open to any one of the many stories and find a surprise that hits you right at home in yourself." -- Sharon Jeffers


"I love a good story and Mitch tells and writes the best. I was laughing out loud for some and moved to tears from others. It's a book you don't want to put down. The stories and their insightful messages linger and made me contemplate my life. I highly recommend Storytelling for the Revolution as a must read and a great gift." -- Claudia Hirsch


"This book is a reflection of the vast knowledge of Mitch Ditkoff. He is a prolific writer/storyteller and, in this book, he shares this wisdom, humor and insight so brilliantly. I loved it! Thanks for reminding me how important storytelling really is in all of our lives!" -- Dr. Beverly Nelson


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