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How Roland Rolls by Jim Carrey

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Over the past 20 years, Carrey has made us laugh with his block-buster comedic films (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, Liar, Liar and Bruce Almighty), provoked us with his serious ones (Man on the Moon, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and enchanted us with his family fare (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mr. Popper’s Penguins.)

In his latest project, Carrey entertains, enlightens and inspires with “How Roland Rolls.”   It is a small, simple book for kids that encourages one to dream big and challenge limitations.  It charmingly and wittily presents the universal truth of humanity’s interconnectedness and unity through the metaphor of a wave in the sea. Roland, the wave, is afraid that “one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he’s struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave — he’s the whole big, wide ocean!”

The book is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Rob Nason, who provides glorious visual accompaniment to Carrey’s beautiful message.


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More Reviews of “How Roland Rolls:”

“Philosophers and scientists struggle to understand cosmic consciousness, but Jim Carrey explains it with elegant simplicity to the child in all of us. We are the ocean rolling along as Roland the Wave becoming raindrop, river, cloud, and becoming the life throb of ages dancing in us this moment.”
Deepak Chopra
Author, Teacher, Physician

“Jim Carrey does for children what he does for adults, using humor and light- heartedness to reveal deeper insights. Like all great fairy tales, How Roland Rolls addresses ultimate truth in a fanciful package. Bravo.”
Marianne Williamson
Author, Teacher

“Carrey’s created a charming, fun to read, beautifully illustrated book with Roland the wave as a metaphor for the interrelatedness of everything in the world.”
Jane Fonda


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