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Andy Andrews
Born Andy Andrews
May 22, 1959 (1959-05-22) (age 50)
Orange Beach, Alabama, U.S.
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Andy Andrews is a New York Times Best-Selling Author[1], Storyteller, Speaker and Fisherman.


He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Berry High School in 1977. He began a career in home-spun standup comedy and eventually toured with musicians such as Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks and Joan Rivers. He was twice voted "Comedian of the Year" by the National Association for Campus Activities.

Rogers encouraged him to put some of his observations from his voracious reading of the biographies of successful people into his act. The motivational element gradually eclipsed the humor, prompting him to write a novel which incorporated seven basic observations about success.

The book, The Traveler's Gift (2002, ISBN 0785264280), which was rejected 51 times before being accepted by Thomas Nelson, was an instant success and has become a national best-seller, translated into 20 languages. It has become a component of programs used by the United States armed forces, Microsoft, General Motors, Major League Baseball and the National Football League.


  1. ^ [1], "The New York Times Best Seller List", accessed 12-29-2009
  • "Andy Andrews" at Bhamwiki - accessed March 8, 2009
  • Kemp, Kathy (May 4, 2008) "Andrews helped self, now others." Birmingham News

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