Reviews of Follow the Yellow Brick Road

“Effective Change and Success”

“Dr. Alibrando’s unique use of characters from a renowned children’s story provides simple, yet effective insights into how we … react to the world around us, and sets the stage for effective change and success in accomplishing the goals we’ve set for ourselves.”

— Robin Cornwall, Business Analyst, USC Business Expansion Network

“A Tool for Personal or Corporate Growth”

“Your book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, is a wonderful metaphor for understanding our lives and our relationships. I would recommend it to anyone as a tool for personal or corporate growth.”

— Dan Maltby, Ph.D., Director of the M.A. Degree Program in Organizational Leadership, Biola University.

“Helps Instruct and Guide Us Toward Growth and Change”

“Personal growth is one of the most important tasks we can undertake in life. Dr. Alibrando’s skillful use of the beloved Wizard of Oz tale as a paradigm helps instruct and guide us toward growth and change, in a warm and safe way. Change and transformation are understandable and attainable, as the book teaches us.”

— Dr. John Townsend, Radio Talk-Show Host and Best-Selling Author, including Boundaries

“Helps Us to Discover Ourselves”

“Dr. Alibrando has written an important book. He helps us to discover ourselves in the familiar Tin Man, Scarecrow or Lion. His intuitive understanding of the mind answers questions we don’t even know to ask.”

— Steve Julian, Public Radio Journalist and Host

“A Whole New Way of Understanding Interpersonal Relationships”

“In the creative use of a much beloved children’s story, Dr. Alibrando opens up a whole new way of understanding interpersonal relationships. The allegorical use of Dorothy’s three companions is both moving and motivating. Being successful in interpersonal relationships is becoming increasingly challenging in this age of disconnection, so I find the book both inspiring and illuminating — a sort of ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ for those who struggle to build meaningful relationships.”

— Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR, Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Seminary, and author of Unmasking Male Depression

“How to Turn Adversity into Positive Change and Growth”

“In his book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Dr. Alibrando uses the characters, scenes and settings from the Wizard of Oz to educate the reader how to “turn adversity into positive change and growth.”  Since almost everyone has seen and/or read the Wizard of Oz, the reader can easily understand and relate to the message that Dr. Alibrando is trying to convey.  Moreover, by connecting his message to the Wizard of Oz, the reader is more likely to retain the information because people remember stories.  In addition to conveying such useful information in such a creative manner, while reading the book, I realized that his chart ‘on how to select a therapist’ was equally applicable to selecting an attorney.  It just so happens that I will be giving a presentation on finding the right fit lawyer two months from now and I plan on incorporating that information into my lecture.”

– Mark B. Baer, Esq., Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Practitioner, Author, Lecturer, and Keynote Speaker