Mini Book Review: The Richest Man in Town by VJ Smith

Summary: This gift book published by Simple Truths is VJ Smith's story of getting to know Marty Martinson, an elderly Wal-mart greeter in Brookings, SD who affected thousands of people across the country, and all of the lessons on life he taught him. Give a little more of yourself. The only person who can make you happy is you. Be a better you.


Release Date: 2005
Age Group: Non-Fiction; Inspirational; Biography
Source: Purchased
Reviewed By: Maryn


I never could've imagined that a book with so little pages could have such a meaningful message. If I had to recommend one book to someone, this would be it. The Richest Man in Town is the kind of story that makes you want to be a better person. It is inspiring and shows how even the smallest gestures of kindness can have a lasting impact on a person's life. From now on, I'm going  to start looking for the Marty's in my life. This book touched my heart, and I will definitely re-read it when I need perspective & reminders of what matters.
All it took were simple gestures of kindness by a man named Marty and a Wal-Mart badge to forever impact my thoughts & actions, I am a better person after meeting Marty.

*Nat recommends this as a great book to gift to people {and actually requires her students to read it at the beginning of each semester}.

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