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Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit Hardcover – October 30, 2012
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After being injured in Iraq, J.R. Martinez became a motivational speaker, soap star, and winner of season thirteen of Dancing With the Stars. Martinez lives in LA.
Top Customer Reviews
On a footnote.... I am so relieved that he was/is not further burdened with the necessity of dealing with Veterans Affairs or Congress. His book has re-ignited my goal of forcing change in the Veterans Affairs and in Congress so our veterans can get prompt and adequate care from those we must rely on by uniting all our veterans to speak as one at the polls. Unified Veterans of America
READ THIS BOOK!! Thank you J.R.
However, I felt that the book lacked emotion and was mainly a narrative that was just reporting the facts. I never felt that I was "there" with J.R. The words, descriptions and syntax never drew me in to where I felt emotionally connected to the characters in the story. However, the acccount of how J.R triumphed after his accident is heartwarming.
A previous reviewer, a veteran like myself. (although I would be the first to say I was NOT a combat veteran), claimed that the book was "not what" he "expected". Yes, the author was crystal clear by honestly admitting that, as a new recruit, he repeatedly defied authority while on active duty. Many a servicemember in his age group has. In fact that is what military service claims to do "make men out of boys". Many of these same defiant individuals, with time, adjust to military service and become the finest of soldiers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read this after one of my students suffered from a 35% burn. Very inspiring.Published 6 months ago by R. Kelly
Met this man in person. But after reading his book, you can't help but be inspired to be the best you ban be and make your life meaningful.Published 7 months ago by Terri Mlotek
Great read. I had heard his story but reading his feelings was touching! Very inspirational God bless you & thank you for your servicePublished 14 months ago by Karen Jo
What an awe inspiring story!! God bless you & thank you for your service!!!Published 16 months ago by Grams
I did love this book. I also have a lot of admiration for this courageous man.Published 18 months ago by Suzette Paradis
A very inspiring book. It shows one that you can overcome hardships, if you work on it. JR Is an amazing man. God Bless him and his family.Published 18 months ago by Carol Taylor