Andy Andrews

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Andy Andrews
Andy Andrews.jpg
Andy Andrews in 2010
Born (1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 60)
ResidenceOno Island, Alabama
OccupationSpeaker, Author
Spouse(s)Polly Andrews
ChildrenAustin and Adam

Andy Andrews (born May 22, 1959) is an American author of self-help/advice books and a corporate speaker, known for his 2002 bestselling book The Traveler's Gift.[1] He has written over 20 books and sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world. His books have been translated into over 20 languages. Andrews regularly speaks for corporations, organizations, athletic teams, and the U.S. military. Three of his books, The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift, and "How Do You Kill 11 Million People?" appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.[1] Andrews has appeared on The Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, MSNBC, TBN, GBTV[2] and CNBC.[3] Books by Andy Andrews are published by Thomas Nelson located in Nashville, TN.[4]


Andrews was born Birmingham, Alabama and [5] raised in Dothan, Alabama. His father was a minister of music and his mother played piano, organ, and directed the church's children’s choir programs. When Andrews was 19, he lost his mother (41) to cancer and his father (44) in an automobile accident within the span of a few months.[3] After the death of his parents, Andrews spent over a year homeless on the coast of Alabama, sleeping under the Gulf State Park Pier or an occasional garage.[3] During this time that he came up with the "seven decisions"[6] that eventually shaped the manuscript of his 2002 novel The Traveler’s Gift.

In 2009, Andrews released his second novel, The Noticer. He released his first children’s book, The Boy Who Changed the World, in 2010. An adult version of the children’s story, titled The Butterfly Effect, was also released as a gift book. Andrews is an alumnus of Auburn University.


A novel titled The Final Summit published by Thomas Nelson in Nashville, TN was released in April 2011. It features the same character of The Traveler’s Gift, David Ponder.

He is also known for his major work "The Noticer" which has been a worldwide bestseller. This book was published in 2009 by Thomas Nelson

Andy's newest book, How Do You Kill 11 Million People? - Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think, published by Thomas Nelson in Nashville, TN has been released nationwide and been featured by national media including Fox News Channel.[7]

Book list[edit]

  • Storms of Perfection 1 (1992, ISBN 0-9629620-1-5)
  • Storms of Perfection 2 (1994, ISBN 0-9629620-3-1)
  • Storms of Perfection 3 (1996, ISBN 0-9629620-5-8)
  • Storms of Perfection 4 (1997, ISBN 0-9629620-7-4)
  • Go For It: Letters from American Heroes (2002, ISBN 1-57759-776-1)
  • Go For It: Letters from Sports Heroes (2002, ISBN 1-57759-779-6)
  • Go For It: Letters from Inspirational Heroes (2002, ISBN 1-57759-778-8)
  • Go For It: Letters From Celebrity Heroes (2002, ISBN 1-57759-777-X)
  • The Traveler's Gift (2002, ISBN 978-0-7852-6428-6)
  • The Traveler’s Gift Journal (2004, ISBN 1-4041-0131-4)
  • The Young Traveler’s Gift (2004, ISBN 978-1-4003-0427-1)
  • The Lost Choice (2004, ISBN 978-0-7852-6139-1)
  • Socks for Christmas (2005, ISBN 1-4016-0239-8)
  • Island of Saints (2005)
  • Mastering the Seven Decisions (2008, ISBN 978-0-7852-6141-4)
  • The Noticer (2009, ISBN 978-0-7852-2921-6)
  • Return to Sawyerton Springs (2009, ISBN 978-0-9819709-1-2)
  • The Heart Mender (2010, ISBN 978-0-7852-6140-7)
  • The Butterfly Effect (2010, ISBN 978-1-4041-8780-1)
  • The Boy Who Changed the World (2010, ISBN 978-1-4003-1605-2)
  • The Final Summit (2011, ISBN 978-0-7852-3120-2)
  • How Do You Kill 11 Million People? (2012, ISBN 978-0-8499-4835-0)
  • The Noticer Returns (2013, ISBN 978-1-4915-1073-5)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1] "The New York Times Best Seller List", accessed 12-29-2009
  2. ^ [2][permanent dead link] "Andy Andrews on Glenn Beck TV"
  3. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Man With a Plan"
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Books by Andy Andrews Published by Thomas Nelson"
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "The Seven Decisions"
  7. ^ [3] "The Question Every American Should Be Asking"

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