The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage

About The Way of Oz

You've met them in your own life: the influential mentor who made a difference. The public servant whose energy and dedication were an inspiration to all. The business leader who overcame adversity and succeeded in an admirable endeavor. The visionary who drew an entire community or organization together.

You may not realize that you've also met them in a classic of American literature and cinema.

The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage is centered on the original Wizard of Oz stories and the life of their creator, L. Frank Baum. The Way of Oz provides a road map for personal and professional growth using the magical archetypes of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and the Wizard. Innovative, thought-provoking and fascinating, The Way of Oz invites readers to take an extraordinary journey—a journey like no other.

As a companion to the book, this website offers Extra Resources—such as helpful articles, support materials, and introductory information—and houses Multimedia—including videos featured in The Way of Oz, as well as interviews and presentations about the book. You can also learn more about Bob Smith, the author of The Way of Oz.

The Way of Oz was published by Texas Tech University Press on September 1, 2012.

May The Way of Oz be of benefit to all who learn of its tenets and principles as we collectively journey down life's Yellow Brick Road.