ABOUT THE BOOK
What is Surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? An unexpected moment that sends you careening into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness.
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings all that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our souls, a laugh you never saw coming, and an inspiration for becoming our better selves are just some of the milestones in store for those embarking on this magical journey.
Created by William Arntz, the filmmaker who brought you What the Bleep Do We Know!?, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises takes the poetry, wisdom teachings and otherworldly visions of Deirdre Hade and the exquisite images of award-winning photographer Endre Balogh into a new world of words and pictures, of revelation and delight.
Photography & Images
From earliest childhood Endre Balogh as been an internationally-known concert violinist. For years he toured the world, playing solo recitals, concertos with orchestras, and chamber music – working with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and eminent luminaries such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnáyi, Vladimir Horowitz, and André Watts. In 2004, he severely curtailed his touring schedule to spend more time with his family and rapidly began honing his passion for photography. Soon, he was winning top awards in contests and his unique aesthetic vision and reputation for consistently beautiful work earned him an enviable reputation among his photographic peers. In 2015 he was one of only thirty-five photographers worldwide to achieve Diamond status in the 2015 Professional Photographers of America International Competition and in 2016 The Professional Photographers of California named him Number Two among the Top Ten Photographers in California. To see more, visit EndresArt.com
“The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a visual feast. It is a road map of mystical insight, poetry, breathtaking photographs and humor in a thoroughly enjoyable combination. A rare gem of inspiration. Surprises is an opening into a new dimension of experience, every page filled with wisdom and insight. It is a book to meditate on—one page a day. A book of hope for our changing times.”
—Jack Canfield, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®
“A treat for the eyes and spirit, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a whimsical and mystical map for one’s inner awakening into a richer more expansive experience of life.”
– John Gray, Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“In the world of chaos we live in, Deirdre is the connector to your higher self. She has the ability to connect you to an energy and love that makes you available to inner states of peace. She creates an alignment to the light for you to become the vessel you were born to be. Deirdre has been able to help me find peace and clarity in my body, my mind, and my spirit. To achieve great heights we all need an inspiring leader. Deirdre Hade is that person.”