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The Why Cafe Book (Paperback)- Signed Collector's Edition
The Why Cafe Book (Paperback)- Signed Collectors Edition
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Note: This book will be signed by author John P. Strelecky prior to shipping.


Maybe it was a particular coffee shop, or a bookstore, or a little hut on the beach somewhere. A place where you talked with people who understood what you were going through, and who inspired you to see the world and your life in entirely new ways. A place that because you visited there, your life was forever changed for the better.


For John, that place was a tiny little cafe in a location so remote, that it was in the middle, of the middle, of nowhere. There was good food, warm hearts, and the name The Why Are You Here Cafe displayed in light blue neon letters on the roof.


Maybe, like John, you've been at a point in your life where you felt a little lost. Things were fine, but in your heart you knew your life was destined for something more than fine. You just weren't sure where to look. For John, three questions on the cafe menu - Why are you here? Do you fear death? Are you fulfilled? - helped start him on his journey.


The Why Cafe is the inspirational account of the night it all happened. The night John learned about life, himself, and just how much you can learn from a green sea turtle.


Thanks to the overwhelming word of mouth support from fans, The Why Café became an international best-seller within weeks of its initial publication. It has now been translated into twenty-one languages and shared the best seller list with among others, Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie / The Five People You Meet in Heaven), Paulo Coehlo (The Alchemist), and Malcolm Gladwell (Blink / The Tipping Point).



Comments from Readers:


“I just finished reading The Why Cafe for the second time. In one sitting last night I reread your wonderful book. I just wanted to say thank you. Since my recovery from cancer last year, I have been trying to put pieces of my life in order and, to use your phrase, find my PFE. Your book has helped me take a look at my life in a different way.”

“I use the principles of The Why Cafe everyday in my life and it has made a huge difference, I really am on my path now!!  The most useful concept in the book for me was the story of the green sea turtle………I know many people personally resonated with that idea as well. Thanks for a life changing little book!!”

- Lori Rosen – U.S.A

“Thank you for the gift of freedom that you have given my wife and I.  After reading you book The Why Café, we restructured our business and found a way to spend time doing what is most important to us.  I gave a copy to my mother who was in a terrible slump with her marriage and job…. She has not stopped thanking me yet.  What a powerful/simple book.  Thanks again.”

- Jack Bull– Atlanta, GA

“I first saw your book at a dinner party I attended.  When I finally got the book myself, I loved it so much that I read it in one go.  The following year, I went back home to the Netherlands and took a few copies with me to give to my friends.  Their reaction was so positive, that I decided to give your book to all my friends as a Christmas present.  Your book is delightfully uplifting and every time I read it, I discover more.”

- Alex Ten Have – The Netherlands

“The Why Café is a little miracle that got me thinking about life in a completely different way. I have spent countless hours erecting the structure of my worldly experience without ever seriously considering the foundation. Your book helped me to realize that a few fundamental questions need to be answered before I continue building. I re-read it every time I feel overwhelmed or out of balance.”

- Bruce Hurley – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“I passed by your book in a store twice before I picked it up,read a bit then decided to purchase it.  I really enjoyed reading it and especially now that I am currently off work on disability as a cancer survivor.  Seems like I had everything lined up as to how and when I would retire, however my having cancer changed all of that.  I have been working on a new normal and really thinking about the questions you pose in your book.  Thank you for the additional push in what I believe the right direction.”

-J.A. Tebelman – U.S.A

“Thank you for sharing your wisdom in your book The Why Café.  I would also like to take this opportunity to share with you the fact that a copy of your book that I originally purchased only 2 weeks ago has done so many rounds among my friends and relatives that it’s looking frighteningly dog-eared and tattered.”

- Leonard Ong – Singapore

“When I first read The Why Café, I was blown away.  Finding out my PFE and finally focusing on it has totally changed my life.  Up to then my favorite all time book was Illusions by Richard Bach and it was my Bible.  I carried it everywhere. Now it has been replaced by The Why Café.”

- Kenny Star – Sedona, Arizona

“The Why Cafe has made an even greater impact on my class than I would have ever imagined.  You might ask why a college instructor in the field of Sports & Fitness would have their class read such a book? The answer is simple. In the confused world of sports today the future leaders need many examples. By reading The Why Cafe they can gain a personal perspective of themselves and hopefully focus on being a better coach, manager, teacher and most important LEADER!  John may you be blessed knowing that you have made an impact on so many! Keep it up Turtle.”

- Jon Jones – Clermont, Florida

“I enjoyed reading your book The Why Café.  You have a great message and have found a thought provoking and endearing way to express it.  We all need (daily!) reminding and your ability to simplify makes the finding and living of true essence approachable and dare I say it (that overworked conservationist’s phrase) more sustainable.”

- Richard Zanre – United Kingdom

“My husband recently purchased your book The Why Café. After reading it, I can say that it has truly changed my life. Thank you for your book.  It is amazing!”

- Stacy Heckman – Clermont, Florida

“Hello, I am writing to thank you for your beautiful work on “The Why Café”.    I have been committed to living my passion for quite some time, and it is always refreshing and wonderful to hear other’s stories and to be inspired and moved by them.  And as always, it is amazing how God brings us what we need at the exact moment we need it. What was even more interesting, was how and when the message came to me – it was definitely a “Why Café” type of experience. It was delivered by a true angel,  on a day that I needed it most. I think even the most purpose driven and passion filled people have challenging days and I was having a whopper of one!   I had traveled to Orlando for what turned out to be a disappointing and overall pretty lousy trip. Sitting in my car in the pouring rain in the parking lot of the Outback restaurant somewhere in the outskirts of Orlando, I found myself with tears in my eyes asking myself WHY I was on this trip.  I was really struggling and felt like coming on this trip had been one huge mistake. I almost decided to forget about dinner and go back to my hotel, but something drew me in and I ended up eating at the bar in Outback and eventually chatting with someone. We immediately realized we were of similar mindsets and shared a common life philosophy.  By the end of the evening he gave me a copy of your book and I read it on the flight home the next morning. I passed it to a friend who finished it the following day and emailed me a message saying “It all makes lots of sense.  Add to the purpose of your trip -  ME being enlightened too…..”   Ah, the power of passing it on!  I no longer feel that my Orlando trip was one of the biggest mistakes of my life, but yet one of the most fulfilling.”

“Be proud of the way you have touched so many others through your book The Why Café.  It is a marvelous achievement.  I have bought copies for other people that I know, who are asking the same questions you pose in the book.  You would smile to think of the wonderful reactions I have received.”

- Mery et Lescher – Sydney, Australia

“I was given The Why Café as a birthday gift.  Having accumulated a large self-improvement book library I was not the least bit interested in reading yet another self-help book at this point in my life.  After a few days I decided to read the introduction.  Five hours later, I had completed the book and was singing it’s praises about how it changed my life. (I didn’t even realize it needed changing).”

- Gianna Bari Lassiter, President, MentorSource, LLC

“I read The Why Café on my flight to Bejing yesterday and really enjoyed it.  The truth of the matter is that I could not put it down once I started it.  Many books entertain me.  Your book caused me to think and reflect about my own reason for being.”

- Lin No – Beijing, China

“I have recently graduated from high school and will be attending summer school at UCF very soon.  I read The Why Café about 1 year ago and I fell in love with it.  I could not put it down until I was finished.  The messages in this book are so unique and helpful that I believe everyone should read it. I find myself recommending it to anyone and everyone, especially those who are my age.”

- Olivia Riches- Orlando, FL

“Every time I read your delightful book my heart expands and the path between my heart and my mind is clear.  It feels incredibly good.”

- Dr. Barbara Bicking – Germany

“I must say  since reading the Why Café I have been thinking about my PFE and will instigate a few changes in my life. Many Thanks.”

- Patricia  Abbott – U.S.A

“I finished your book and …………!  It made me speechless.  Seriously, it might be a small book yet it has such a profound impact that it can change one’s life!  As for my mother, the impact was the same.  After I read the book I told her about it and she was very curious to read it herself.  This is what she said ‘The Why Café taught me in a couple of hours more about life than all other books.’”

- Daniel Oostenbrink – Zwolle, The Netherlands

“I read “The Why Cafe” for the second time today. The first time I inhaled it. Gulp! Affirmed my PFE! Off I went… I felt very “led” to re-read it this week. Wow! What an impact the second time! Because I knew the story, I wasn’t rushing to “find out what happens next.” I was able to savor it–just like the narrator savors his breakfast special and rhubarb pie.  I so enjoyed the story, loving the nuances that I had missed in my rush to read the first time: How the narrator takes a bigger bite than he could handle and has to chew for a while, just as he is ingesting a new concept or piece of wisdom that is just a little larger than he is comfortable with.  The pace, the detail… it’s perfect. I just wanted to let you know how much I love “The Why Cafe” and how delicious it was when I sat down for a “second helping.”

- Patricia Crisafulli – Park Ridge, IL

“I bought two additional copies of your book from Amazon, U.S.  Why two?  Because I’ve fallen in love with the idea you present inside and I wanted to share it with my friends.  One copy went from Poland to Mallorca Island in Spain.  The second took an even longer trip from Poland to Paris, France, then to Bern, Switzerland.”

- Andrzej Gab – Warsaw, Poland

“I want to thank you for “The Why Café”. It’s a beautiful book that has a wonderful message. I already passed it on to my neighbor to read. I have been on a spiritual path for many years and books like this one have been my faithful companions and guidance. It’s a wonderful book, a wake-up call book. I will be getting some to give to people. ”

“Excellent book!  After reading it I was truly inspired to go do the things I’ve always wanted to.  I’ve given The Why Café to numerous friends already and will continue to do so.

- Darren Yaphe – Quebec, Canada

“When I read your book, I could not put it down. In fact, I was so deeply touched and humored by your fantastic way of illustrating such a profound paradigm shift– that I just had to write my thoughts down right then and there! So, since I was on a plane at the time, with nothing to write on– the Giorgio Armani, perfume ad, became my outlet! The points you write about are simple and I’m sure we have all heard some variation of them in some way or another. However, what’s so powerful about this little book is the way you articulate and illustrate these points; creatively, humorously, vividly and profoundly. Your book inspires people to stop surviving life and start living life, passionately! I guess it’s true that big things come in small packages. Thank you Why Cafe!”

- Christy Vannetta – Charlotte, N.C.

Your book “The Why Cafe” is a small book with such a big, positive, transforming message.  I read it over and over again, each time taking something new away from it.  Thank you for writing it!”

- Marsha Rubin – Naples, FL