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Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter: The Inspiring True Story of the Door-to-Door Salesman Who Changed Lives Paperback – June 3, 2004
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I'm not knowledgeable about cerebral palsy, and I don't even know anyone who has CP. Nonetheless, it sounds to me like a major handicap. The biggest impact that Bill Porter's story had on me was that everything the typical person would consider to be a handicap, an obstacle, a disability, or a setback, would not only be written off by Mr. Porter as unimportant, but instead considered to be a springboard to something better or more positive. There's a lesson here for everyone.
The engaging story covers 132 pages, followed by another 30-plus pages of letters received mainly in response to a 20/20 television feature on Mr. Porter that aired in December of 1997. I didn't see the show, but I'm convinced it had a profound effect on a multitude of viewers. There's also a brief afterword by Mr. Porter himself, so heartfelt that I wondered whether or not a first-person account might have made the book even better. There may not be philosophical "words to live by" on every page, but Ms. Brady just might prove to you that your life is better than you think.
Overall, I'd recommend this book to just about anyone.
Shelly Brady has written a wonderful book that belongs in every library. She and her family have been deeply blessed by their relationship with Bill Porter, and it shows in every plain-spoken word of this book.
Bill Porter is a great man, a great American and a symbol of achievement. READ THIS BOOK ABOUT THE AMAZING BILL PORTER!!!!
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This book should be a required reading in every grade school and high school. The 20/20 documentary should be required viewing as well. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Common Man
One of the most inspiring people I have ever read about. If you think you have obstacles to overcome, read this book. This is a man who knew how to overcome obstacles.Published 9 months ago by Rainy PDX
Learned so much more about Bill Porter from this book. He was an amazing man and he and Shelly had such a wonderful friendship. This book will lift your spirits.Published on April 16, 2014 by J. Steffens
A true and inspiring book of a man that did not know the meaning no,and defied the odds. A truly unbelievable and encouraging story that will make you cry, laugh and cry some more... Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by Scott Dickens
I think this true story is something that everyone should read ------ It does change a person's perspective on a lot of their own problems. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Cookie, Olive & Sadie
Everyone should read this. The movie video "Door to Door" goes well with it. It is a must have! GREAT FOR KIDS TOO.Published on January 20, 2014 by Dawn P.
I loved the "Door to Door" movie and wanted to know more about the man who it was about. This is a great book with great lessons we can all learn from.Published on May 25, 2013 by Amanda
I stumbled across a recommendation for this book somewhere along the way and made a mental note to read it someday. I am glad I did; it is really an inspirational story. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Aaron U. Bolin