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Into the Magic Shop

Dr. Doty is the bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, a New York Times bestseller that has inspired an album (Love Yourself: Tear by K-pop sensation BTS), an upcoming podcast, and even a movie.

ABOUT THE BOOK

As a child, James Doty was deeply unhappy. He was angry, depressed, and on the verge of becoming a juvenile delinquent. Then, by chance, he stumbled into a magic shop and met a woman who taught him a series of exercises to master his pain and realize his dreams. In the years since, Dr. James Doty has built upon those teachings, exploring the connection between intellect and emotion and their synergistic power to alter the course of one’s life. Described as “part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction,” Into the Magic Shop is a must-read for those who are intent on changing their lives by changing their minds.

Dr. Doty is also working with actor Jon Hamm and producer Todd Black to create a movie based on his book.

Bestseller
This book tells the remarkable story of a neurosurgeon's quest to unravel the mystery of the link between our brains and our hearts. From the moment in his childhood when a simple act of kindness changed the course of his own life to his founding a center to study compassion at Stanford University. Jim Doty's life illustrates how each of us can make a difference. We can make the world a more compassionate place. I’m sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others.

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Laureate, The Nobel Peace Prize

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ABOUT THE Upcoming Movie

As a child, James Doty was deeply unhappy. He was angry, depressed, and on the verge of becoming a juvenile delinquent. Then, by chance, he stumbled into a magic shop and met a woman who taught him a series of exercises to master his pain and realize his dreams. In the years since, Dr. James Doty has built upon those teachings, exploring the connection between intellect and emotion and their synergistic power to alter the course of one’s life. Described as “part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction,” Into the Magic Shop is a must-read for those who are intent on changing their lives by changing their minds.

Dr. Doty is also working with actor Jon Hamm and producer Todd Black to create a movie based on his book.

Coming to Theaters in 2023

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