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About the Author

Paul Martin earned an engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He left a career as a sales engineer to pursue his athletic dreams. He is now a public speaker. Martin and his wife, Sharon, have three children and live in Colorado. Visit him online at www.paulmartinspeaks.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450217559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450217552
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,901,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was the kick in the pants my fitness regime needed! His anecdotes where so comical, even when things weren't going as planned, and yet he keeps plugging away at his goals... I personally needed to find some motivation to keep training--and this book offered just that--and I can't wait to read the first book.
I also found paul commendable for not writing a "poor me" book--there is no remorse or self-pity, just a humorously inspiring memoir.
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As a published author and avid Tri junkie, this was a great read. Even read it twice. His writing style flows easily and the story telling ability is uncanny. I felt like I was there along for the ride. That is how a good book should be....just pulls you inside and makes you feel like a character in the corner taking it all in. Kudos!
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With humor (often self-deprecating), clarity and accessibility, Ironman and Paralympian Paul Martin shares his inimitable attitude and aptitude for turning seeming adversity into opportunity, and for taking every opportunity to seek and achieve his personal best. While I am not and never will be an elite athlete, Paul's life lessons translate easily for anyone who is seeking to live their dreams and fulfill their passions, whatever they may be. Read this book and share his journey back and forth across the globe; admire his grit, discipline and resourcefulness; laugh with him as he shares the unexpected monkey wrenches tossed at him along the way; cheer for him as he repeatedly beats the odds and sets new records for his personal best; and find yourself adopting his motto, "good things will happen", as your own personal mantra for keeping going, no matter how tough the going gets.

A wonderful follow up to his first memoir, "One Man's Leg", the format for "Drinking from my Leg" makes it an easy read - perfect for first thing in the morning, or just before bed, or as the push one might need to get from lunchtime through an afternoon full of meetings: short, digestible "nuggets" of humor, inspiration and wisdom, as only Paul can offer them.
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So far the book is interesting and inspiring. It's a bunch of emails which makes it a bit disjointed, but I'm enjoying it.
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Loved this book! He is a machine with regards to training and performance. I only wish I could put it in like this guy and get those amazing results! But omg, all the wipe outs on his bike. . . I'm a sissy! I bow to you!!! loved this and bought a few as gifts to share his optimism!
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