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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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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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What Can You Expect From the Off Balanced Memoir?

What Can You Expect from the Off Balanced Epilogue?

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“Now with a 10-year high school reunion epilogue!” You will find those words on my cerebral palsy (CP) memoir’s cover. Today I will tell you what to expect from the Off Balanced epilogue. Why Write the Off Balanced Epilogue? Before I discuss what to expect, let me spotlight why. Off Balanced documents my emotional journey…

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