Out of the Maze

An A-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck

  • Wall Street Journal bestseller (3 weeks running)
  • The Straits Times bestseller (Singapore)
  • Book of the Month selection (Nov ’18), Financial Times
  • Top Ten Books (#2 Nonfiction), Yentha.com (Kerala, India)

The long-awaited sequel to Who Moved My Cheese?, the beloved 28-million-copy bestseller that became a worldwide sensation.

In his trademark storybook style that has won tens of millions of fans, Dr. Spencer Johnson once again uses a deceptively simple tale to reveal profound truths that can allow you to have less stress and enjoy more success and fulfillment, in your work and in your life.

In Who Moved My Cheese?, two mouse-sized characters named Hem and Haw were faced with unexpected change when the Cheese they loved suddenly disappeared. Haw learned how to deal with that change by setting off in search of New Cheese. But Hem remained stuck where he was. Now Out of the Maze reveals what Hem did next—and how his discoveries will help you unlock the riddle of whatever mazes you may be facing in your own life.

Follow Hem and his new friend, Hope, on their new journey, and you’ll discover how to get more out of life by thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, outside the Maze.

Written for all ages and backgrounds, this story takes less than an hour to read, yet its insights can last for a lifetime.

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Foreign Language Editions

Now also available in Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, GujaratiHindiIndonesian, Italian, JapaneseKorean, LithuanianMarathi, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)Russian, Slovak, SpanishSwedishTamil, and Thai editions. Arabic, Chinese (complex), Chinese (simplified), Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, and Vietnamese editions all coming soon!

Out of the Maze Reviews

“A calming, quick read … likely to be in huge demand as an optimistic, accessible way to start thinking about change.” — Financial Times

“This story is for everyone who is facing a difficult situation in life — which everyone does at one time or another. Has something disappeared in your life, much like the two main characters, Hem and Haw, lost their cheese? You can stop going about trying to retrieve what you’ve lost and escape from a maze of indecision. [Out of the Maze] truly can help you let go of old baggage and explore the impossible by choosing a new belief.” — Florida Times-Union

“Johnson’s powerful theme is that all of your accomplishments, all of your failures, are due to your beliefs: Whether you’re confident or insecure, cynical or positive, open-minded or inflexible. Of course it’s awfully difficult, so inconvenient, to change your beliefs. But unless you reflect on yours – and as leaders on those of the people around you – beware of remaining stuck in your maze. As you examine your beliefs, hopefully a good many of them will merely be validated and reinforced. But where they need to be replaced, prepare to expand your comfort zone. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” — East Africa Business Daily