June 17th, 2009 by The Watermelon Guy

wallyamosWally Amos is best known for his world famous line of “Famous Amos” cookies, but he’s also an outspoken lover of watermelon. He’s often seen wearing watermelon printed clothes and he’s approached the National Watermelon Promotion Board about helping to get the word out about the joys of watermelon. (He may even appear as a guest blogger here on What About Watermelon in the future!)

In addition to being a successful entrepreneur (and a full-time resident of Hawaii), Wally has found time to write 13 books. Many of them are inspirational self-help books, including one titled “Watermelon Magic: Seeds of Wisdom, Slices of Life.” The book uses watermelon as a metaphor for life.

According to the book’s page on, “Watermelons symbolize the slurpy happiness of life for Wally Amos. From his life experiences, Wally sees many parallels between humans and watermelons. Just as the vine connects watermelons and the umbilical cord connects mother and child, we are all connected by spirit.”

I really liked the book, and I’m not just saying that because I love watermelon. In fact, I liked it so much, that I’m going to give a copy of it away to one commenter chosen at random from this entry. No, make that TWO copies to two commenters. It’s that good! If you want to buy a copy for yourself or a friend, you can get them on

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