You don’t know what you’ve got until you
lose it is a simple saying with a whole lot of truth
Torrance, CA, April 15, 2010 -
Kentetsu Takamori is a revered, best-selling author
in his native Japan where his latest book,
Something You Forgot…Along the Way: Stories of
Wisdom and Learning (Ichimannendo Publishing),
has sold well over 650,000 copies. Translated into
English, it has received so much attention in this
country that it has been ordered by major hospitals,
such as, UCLA Medical Center, Cedars Sinai, St.
Luke’s, Huntington Beach Hospital, just to name a
few, who believe its inspiring messages will help
patients and families alike.
The old adage ‘the best things come in small
packages’ totally describes this amazing book that
has a total of sixty-five short stories that bring
Takamori’s philosophy to life – a philosophy that is
so simple in its wisdom of ‘what we have is not ours
forever.’ Undoubtedly, if we didn’t know how much
longer we would have with family and friends – we
would cherish every moment with them.
Takamori’s stories guide us to see deeper into life,
focusing on the importance of honor and
perseverance, and demonstrating that success only
comes through the fruit of our efforts. For anyone
dealing with the results of a poor economy, a lost
job, or lost housing or business, this is a
must-read to find positive answers to believe in.
Its heart-warming stories show what it means to
learn from life experiences in order to better
ourselves and the world we live in, believing that
once we accept the inevitability of change we have
taken the first step towards a brighter future.
The lesson in each story is honesty, the frankness
unforgettable – drawing readers in to its direct and
unapologetic message. Each page exudes sincerity
and goodness, motivating the reader to want to
become a better person – truly a worthy read for
anyone seeking a meaningful existence.
Mr. Takamori has an Irish representative, Frank
Costelloe, who represents him in the United States
for interviews or guest appearances, and he does it
with flair and charm as only the Irish can do.
of Hoyen Delaware: “Takamori’s book is a jewel.”
Keith Lorenz: “It is small
enough to put in your pocket but large enough to
change your life.”
Midwest Book Review: “The
stories carry much in philosophy and are heavily
Bonnie Neely of
RealTravelAdventures.com: “I highly recommend
Duane Benjamin of Urbanology
Magazine: “Warm and profound stories.”
Jerry Groebner, Lake Region
Times: “Why did I forget these simple things?”
Karen Hinson, Machias Valley
News Observer: “It provides valid daily lessons
in humility and understanding"