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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Top Disney: 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney

If I were to make a Top Ten list of my favorite things, a good book would be number two right after a trip to Disney World. 
Every once in a while the magic collides and I come across a good Disney related book that keeps me up reading until all hours. I recently had the opportunity to preview Top Disney: 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond by Christopher Lucas. I need to catch up on some shut eye because instead of counting sheep I've been reimagining my own lists as my head hits the pillow.

Christopher Lucas has set "Top Disney" up in an interesting manner.  He compiled one hundred lists of Disney's greatest milestones and achievements.  Each of the lists is self contained which allows the reader to enjoy the book from cover to cover or to chose topics at leisure.  Mr. Lucas' goal was to tell the Disney story in an easy to follow way.  He manages to accomplish this while presenting the facts of about a hundred years of Disney history to us in a fun way. 

"Top Disney" is organized into the following sections:

Lists about...

  • Walt Disney
  • The Disney Company
  • Disney Films
  • Disney Characters
  • Cast Members (aka: Who we all want to be when we grow up)
  • Disney Television and other Media
  • Parks and attractions
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Christopher Lucas and Mickey!
The amount of research that Christopher Lucas put into "Top Disney" is incredible. Dave Smith (Author: Disney A to Z) the ultimate Disney expert gave Mr. Lucas kudos on his "fine book."  There is a staggering amount of information on the pages.  What could have come across as dry and text-bookish seems like an adventure through the parks.  You can choose to read each section in a frenzy. Or you take your time and jump from topic to topic as if you are park hopping.

My favorite sections in the book are the lists of the "Most Informative Books" that are provided for future reading pleasure.  After all “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main. Best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” (Walt Disney)

Thank you Christopher Lucas and the team at Lyons Press for the opportunity to review Top Disney: 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond.
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Top Disney is available Friday April 19,2019.  It is available to pre-order on Amazon and will be available at other major retailers.


Disclosure:

I was provided a PDF version of "Top Disney" to facilitate a review.  This did not influence my review which is based on my own honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. I participate in the Amazon Services LLC associates program. This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small percentage of income by linking to Amazon products. This is no cost to you and helps me continue to run my site.

About the Author:


Christopher Lucas is an actor, author, motivational speaker and a lifelong fan of all things Disney.
His admiration for Walt led Chris to create a one person show about Disney called “Of Mouse and Man,” which has been performed in schools, theaters, museums and other venues around the country since 2001.
He is also the co‐author of Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story”, the critically acclaimed book about his father released by Simon & Schuster and Derek Jeter Publishing in April 2015.
Christopher has been a professional actor for over thirty years.  He has appeared in People Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Soap Opera Weekly, the New York Times and other national publications.
Christopher promises to one day take his teenaged boys on a vacation that doesn’t involve a Disney park.
He can be reached at TopDisneyBook.Com

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