"The most powerful dose of Inspiration and Wisdom you'll find in a small package; 65 short stories that will move you." -- Emily Richett "FOX 17"
"Something You Forgot... boasts a collection of thought provoking, warm and profound stories, teaching life lessons relevant to all ages and all walks of life." -- Duane Benjamin "Urbanology Magazine"
"In this book, Mr. Takamori tells 65 stories about human nature that help us deal with loss and change and teach us to live more fully. Takamori's book is "a jewel." -- Virginia Esteban, Editor "Hoy En Delaware"
"Designed to motivate and inspire, the stories carry much in philosophy and are heavily Buddhist inspired - a very much recommended read for those who seek a more meaningful existence." -- The Midwest Book Review "October, 2009"
"The teachings resonate with the spirit and transcend barriers of culture and time. The concise passages allow for rapid reconnection with what's really important in life: Life's basic truths. Just opening the book to any page brings a refreshing reminder of the wisdom we all seek; until remember we had it all along." -- India Powell, Editorial Director "Best Self Atlanta Magazine"
"Something You Forgot.... Along the Way" is a wonderful collection of ancient stories told with a fresh and modern voice. The messages in each story are short and sweet; thoughtful and refreshing reminders of ways to find the good and best in life. Take your time and savor each; as the author says, "It is wise to make haste slowly." -- Norma Vela, Publisher "Today's Horse Trader Magazine"
"Something you Forgot..." encourages compassion, discipline, love, and teaches the perils of jealousy, greed and obsession. Takamori's 'No-Nonsense' approach is refreshing in a world where morality has become relative. Parables challenge you to live a life of greater virtue and warns us that challenges lie ahead for those who choose this path." -- Erik E. Hines, Production Director "CRN Digital Talk Radio"
"Like Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Buddhist teacher Kentetsu Takamori has a simple message: the message is about the brevity of life and the necessity to make the most of the time we have; it is about the inevitability of change; it provides valid daily lessons in humility and understanding." -- Machias Valley News Observer "October, 2009"
"This book is truly delightful. Read a little or a lot. Read it to unwind before bed at night, or with your morning coffee. There is something about these short stories and poems that gives one a positive feeling, a sense there is good in this world if we only adopt the right attitude. Reflecting on the messages is truly a guide to a good life." -- Micki Romanus "The News-Herald Litchfield"