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The Yellow World: Trust Your Dreams and They'll Come True [Kindle Edition]

Albert Espinosa
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It's the book everyone's talking about. Albert Espinosa's The Yellow World is a heartwarming insight into how he has learnt to live a happy life (Mail on Sunday)

deeply moving (Top Santé)

A word-of-mouth sensation (Guardian)

The book is full of ... self-deprecating humour (Matthew Campbell The Times)

An extraordinary character (The Observer)

The Yellow World is a sunny, wildly optimistic utopia (The Sunday Times)

A spiritual classic... (Kate Spicer Sunday Times Style)

Thank you for sharing your wisdoms ... You make me smile (Elle Macpherson)

Written with a wonderful sense of mischief and a steadfast lack of self-pity - he held a farewell party for his leg on the night before its amputation. There are passages on illness and death which are curiously life-affirming (Arifa Akbar Independent, Books of the Year)

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Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about surviving cancer, so he didn't. He wrote a book instead about the Yellow World. What is the yellow world? The yellow world is a world that's within everyone's reach, a world the colour of the sun. It is the name of a way of living, of seeing life, of nourishing yourself with the lessons that you learn from good moments as well as bad ones. It is the world that makes you happy, the world you like living in. The yellow world has no rules; it is made of discoveries.



In these 23 Discoveries Albert shows us how to connect daily reality with our most distant dreams. He tells us that 'losses are positive', 'the word "pain" doesn't exist', and 'what you hide the most reveals the most about you'.



Albert Espinosa has won several battles with death, which is why his stories are so full of life. He is powerful because he never gives up. And as a last resort he bargains: he swapped a leg and a lung for his life. He has learnt how to lose in order to win. He's hyperactive and prefers losing sleep to losing experiences. If you want to tell him something it has to be very good or told very fast. He loves to provoke people but he does it to make provocations seem normal. His greatest hope is that after you have read this book you will go off in search of your yellow world.



Albert Espinosa is a bestselling author. At the age of thirteen, Albert was diagnosed with cancer, an event that changed his life forever. When he was fourteen, his left leg had to be amputated. At sixteen his left lung was removed, and when he was eighteen part of his liver was taken out. After ten years in and out of hospitals, when he was finally told that he had been cured of the disease, he realised that his illness had taught him that what is sad is not dying, but rather not knowing how to live.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 191 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1846146690
  • Publisher: Penguin (1 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096YP5CE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Read 1 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am generally not really one to sit down and take a few minutes out of my day to review items I have purchased, however only being 3 chapters into the book I felt compelled to actually share my views.

I was slightly worried when purchasing this book that it may encompass the characteristic's of just another self help book however I have found Albert's journey which he tells in the book inspirational and the lessons which he has learn't practical to everyone's life. After loosing my dad very recently to cancer, I can bring myself to understand only a minute amount of what this man has been through, and for him to have this outlook on life is truly remarkable and admiral.

An amazing read so far, and great if you ever need reminding never to sweat the small stuff.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By TheShopaholic TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
First of all, I would not call this a self help book by any stretch of the imagination so if that is what you are hoping for, don't buy it. What it is, is an entertaining comedic account of Espinosa's 10 year experience with his Cancer. The one thing it is, is upbeat and light. There is no wallowing in self pity or morose thoughts, even though he lost a leg and lung and part of his liver to Cancer (or as he would say, he exchanged them for his life) he keeps optimistic and positive throughout. It is heartwarming to read of the friends he made and lost to Cancer along the way but how each friend is remembered by the pearl of wisdom they imparted to Espinosa so that instead of grieving for his friends, he carries their inspiration with him.

I have survived Cancer and so I know that positivity throughout really does make a difference, too many people continue to live in fear of death after their diagnosis and that can just drag you down but the author's way of looking at life is inspirational and although it is not really an instructional book on how to.... the whole foundation of his approach is one that can be taken up by any of us going through a difficult time. Too many of us today see imperfection as a problem and Espinosa is trying to say, accept the negatives and the things they change, there is no right way there are just many facets which one can look at and see things in a different way. Losses should be embraced and then let go and then embrace the changes they bring not mourned. For each loss leaves a space for something else to enter your life, welcome it. And my piece of inspiration is as far as cancer is concerned, 'Cancer is not a battle but an endurance test - do not waste your strength trying to beat it when you need to save everything you have for the long haul.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to revisit 11 April 2013
By Bob's Mum TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I hugely respect Albert, and his vision of 'The Yellow World' he presents to us in this book. It is a very different sort of read, sometimes philosophical, sometimes diary/memoir, sometimes advice, sometimes instructional; but never dull.

Albert takes us through his 23 discoveries which chart a positive approach to life ( and death ) following a long and obviously painful cancer battle. The book is easy to read, but I preferred to dip in and out and ponder a while before reading further. I'm glad I did, as I now often revisit certain parts for further appreciation whenever my life becomes a less than yellow place.

Recommended most highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By L. Day
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Almost everyone, including the author has mentioned that this isn't a self-help book. However I did find it helpful in a variety ways. Even just from the very obvious of "My god what the heck have I got to feel sorry for myself about when you look what this guy has been through?" type thing. But more subtly, given that Espinosa is astonishingly sanguine about his own difficult experiences it did make me reconsider some of my own choices.
The 23 discoveries were interesting. During some of them it became very apparent that Spinoza is Spanish. Perhaps some of his comments are more surprising to an English audience - perhaps it's just me. I did find the 'sharing out the life' of his friends who had died section very moving.
I've lent it to two friends - one loved it and one hated - and not the way around that I guessed I would be. I actually think it's one of those books that you have to decide about for yourself - perhaps it has different messages for us all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 18 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this in response to an article in the Sundat Times. Disappointed with the book compared to newspaper review. It's an interesting read from perspective of a cancer patient particularly one who spent a lot of time in hospital during his youth but not the inspirational book I expected it to be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Glib 23 July 2014
By D E Barker VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
It is with real regret that I find myself writing this review. When I ordered it through the Amazon Vine programme I was expecting to receive a deeply inspirational book which I could give to a friend currently fighting cancer. This book, however, is a set of rather glib suggestions concerning positive thinking. It was written by a man who suffered from cancer in his teenage years, and as such may well appeal to other male adolescent cancer sufferers. However, it would be a totally inappropriate book for any woman, and not only because it contains chapters on the importance of wanking and the like. The section on Yellow People becomes more and more daft as it continues. I'm sure we have all come across people who have changed the direction of our lives. To me these would be Yellow People. However the author insists that to become Yellow these people would have had to spend the night with us without having sex. What nonsense!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written.
Although it's an autobiography-I found this hard going. Not beach use of the subject matter-just because of the way in which it's written. Read more
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Published 26 days ago by 'Rock Chick'
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice read
A sweet book. I enjoyed it very much, I had suspected it might be a bit heavy or cliched but I was pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nicolette Laurence
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what the title suggests
I was under the impression that this book was about capturing your own dreams - like a self help book. However this is not where this book leads the reader. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. mckay
3.0 out of 5 stars Great cover, name and idea, book so so
I really wanted to like this - the guy has recovered from a truly dreadful catalogue of cancer-dominated setbacks and illnesses. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Supertzar
4.0 out of 5 stars I tried to get into it, but...
I really wanted to like this book and get a lot from it but in truth I just couldn't get it. In fairness I gave it to my wife to read and she loved it citing it as one of the most... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. A. C. Thorne
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking
I was interested in this book as a survivor of cancer myself and found I identified with a lot of what the author was saying.
Published 4 months ago by Dancerbird
4.0 out of 5 stars very interesting book
I must confess I chose this book based mostly on its lovely title. It intrigued me. I've enjoyed it so far (not quite at the end of it yet) Certainly more food for thought than... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jay Rainbow
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