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Book review for Zach Anner's If At Birth You Don't Succeed

Book Review: If At Birth You Don’t Succeed by Zach Anner

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Hilarious yet heartfelt just begins to describe Zach Anner’s memoir If At Birth You Don’t Succeed. The author’s name may sound familiar. Anner did convince many cerebral palsy remains “the sexiest of the palsies.” A triumph achieved back in 2010.    Said year, 2010, Zach Anner entered the national spotlight. His entry video to win…

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Zachary reviews A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt

Book Review: A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt

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A perk to running your own blog entails receiving the occasional complimentary item to review. Recently I received such an item from Beaufort Books. In exchange for an honest review the company sent me a 20th anniversary edition of A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail by Jeff…

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Book Review: I'm Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Book Review: I’m Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell

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Reading I’m Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell stirred mixed emotions. Amazon categorizes the read under “humor.” The book description in-part reads “This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, overeducated, and underemployed world.” Admittedly, I failed to look…

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Book Review: I Made It By Juana M. Ortiz

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“I made it.” You can read those words different ways. One perspective relieves. Relief you survived an ordeal. Alternatively the words can represent a rally cry. Victory remains yours! You triumphed. You thrived. The latter stands the appropriate way to perceive Juana M. Ortiz’s memoir title, I Made It. For Ortiz she triumphed in multiple…

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Living This Rodeo by Shane Michael Taylor

Shane Michael Taylor Living This Rodeo

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Blogger’s Note- This week I go back to my writing archives and re-publish  my review for Shane Michael Taylor’s audio book Living This Rodeo: A Journey From Fantasy to Reality*. The review originally appeared on the now defunct Yahoo! Voices. While I first listened to Living This Rodeo four years ago, I still carry with…

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