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A very good inspiring book,
This review is from: Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives (Hardcover)
This book is about six people who transformed their lives by over coming adversity stems from different situations that occur in their lives and changing their circumstances for the better good. After 10 years Hoda revisited the six people to find out how they were doing, and to her surprising all the people had a successful and happy ending. You will see that advesity bring out creativity, empathy, love and williness to strive to do better in people. I think the stories in the book are relatable because alot of people can identify with aleast one person story in the book. The people in the book changed their situations around because of other people in their lives, who needed them to be around for a long long time because they did not have the strength to do it on their own. The stories in the book will definitely make you shed some tears because I did. The stories are so touching and moving but you feel better due to the good outcome.
These are a few of the heartfelt stories in the book. Amy Barnes was an over weight woman who weigh almost 500 pounds, and was in an abusive relationship . She when on to lost over 340 pounds,and became a body builder and personal trianer. Linsey Beck survived a rare cancer in her early twenties and founded Fertile Hope Reproductive Preservation for cancer patients. Roxanne Quimby who lost three watressing jobs and was driving down the road and seen a man selling honey, and told him she can help packaged it and sell it and went on to build a multi million dollars company Burt's bees. Ron Clifford who pull a women from the tower escaping the september 11th attack only to find out his sister Ruth ,and four year oldniece Juliana had been on United flight 175 the second plane to hit the tower. Ten year later he talked about finding closure and dealing with PTSD. Patrick Weiland a television producer spiraled out of control after he is diagnosed with HIV ,and became addicted to crystal meth after his sister die he turned his life around.
I recommend this book for anybody who wants to read alot of inspiring stories and tips on how to overcome adversities ,you might me facing in your life. The book was a short easy read which I enjoyed alot ,and I know you will to. Overall I learned never give up, and keep positive because you never know what life as instore for you. No matter how down you feel in life there are better things out there waiting for us we just have to dig deep and find the strength to acheive them.
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2013 8:35:13 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 3:15:59 PM PST
J. Nathe says:
how critical can you be?? this is not a spelling test...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 8:39:37 AM PST
Diane M. Zielinski says:
Uh, it makes me doubt that the reviewer actually read the book ...
Posted on Feb 4, 2014 12:54:07 PM PST
Marsha A. Schauer says:
Gee, wish you hadn't told me so much about the stories and the ironies in them.
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