69 pages 2 hours read

Who Moved My Cheese?

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1998

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Who Moved My Cheese?

  • Genre: Nonfiction; business; motivational
  • Originally Published: 1998
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile 900L; college/adult
  • Structure/Length: Introduction and 3 chapters; approx. 95 pages; approx. 1 hour, 40 minutes on audio
  • Central Concern: Using a simple parable that compares the actions of two mice and two people in a maze, the book teaches lessons about preparing for change and enjoying the challenges of new situations.

Spencer Johnson, Author

  • Bio: 1938-2017; born in South Dakota and grew up in Los Angeles; earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Southern California and went on to study medicine; as a doctor, became convinced that people’s ailments were often not physical but in their minds or souls; wrote historical biographies for children before coauthoring The One Minute Manager; took time to get input from many people before publishing each of his short books; gained a loyal following and sold millions of copies of his books
  • Other Works: The One Minute Manager (with Kenneth Blanchard; 1982); The Precious Present (1984); Peaks and Valleys (2009); Out of the Maze: An A-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck (2018)

CENTRAL THEMES connected and noted throughout this Teaching Unit:

  • Action in the Face of Adversity
  • Seek Out Simple Solutions
  • How to Search for Cheese

STUDY OBJECTIVES: In accomplishing the components of this Unit, students will:

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