Out of the Maze
By Dr Spencer Johnson, Penguinrandomhouse, $24, hardback
This is a sequel to the bestselling (28 million copies)
Who Moved My
Cheese, which was a tale of two little people called Hem and
Haw who face sudden and alarming change when their only food, cheese, disappears. Haw adapts by setting off to find an alternative supply, but Hem is frozen into inaction. The booklet is basically advice on what to do when confronted by change.
Out of the Maze is about what Hem does next. Accompanied by a female he had not met before, who introduces him to fruit, the two set off to find not just food, but Haw.
It’s a charming story, but I have to say the massive sales surprise me. It is sound advice in fable form, and I’d have thought it better suited to young adults. —