Book Title: Opportunity In Disguise: How I Defeated Adversity
Author: Marc Hoberman
ISBN # :978-1938814334
Book Price: $14.95
Opportunity In Disguise: How I Defeated Adversity - Description
The things in life that help us become successful and fulfilled can be based upon both positive and negative experiences. Our friends, family, colleagues, and personal decisions all assist us in becoming the people we see in the mirror each morning. In my case, a seizure disorder has taken me on many journeys in the past 35 years. These sojourns have allowed me to delve deeply into my soul and understand the many facets of my moral fiber and the character of those with whom I choose to surround myself. Some may see my illness as a weakness; however, I view it as an incredible strength and opportunity to educate myself and others. I have disclosed my infirmity to fewer than 10 people since I was first diagnosed over 35 years ago. The search for my identity has ended, and, just begun. I believe that I have now initiated the process to seize each and every opportunity not in spite of my illness, but because of it. As an educator, I am always struggling to think of new ways to impart knowledge to others. I wrote this book to remind myself and others of the importance of self-worth and inner strength. It is my hope that readers find strength, humor, and inspiration while reading Opportunity in Disguise. This is the Second Edition, revised and updated from Marc's original publication of Adversity Defeated. Marc's story is inspirational, uplifting and an understanding of how a hardship can be overcome.
Book Title: Heroes & Giants: Second Edition
Author: Douglas B. Ashby
ISBN # :
Heroes & Giants: Second Edition - Description
Heroes and Giants Second Edition is, as the late Paul Harvey would say, "The Rest of the Story". During a career in the emergency services, you will see every imaginable type of tragedy. Author, Douglas B. Ashby who retired from the Los Angeles County Fire Department as a Battalion Chief after almost 35 years in the fire service experienced both tragedy and joy during his many years. From stories during his rising career in the fire service to tragedies he experienced in his own life when a family member was murdered, Ashby shows how it is necessary to compartmentalize some of the emotions a firefighter has on a daily basis. If you are thinking of joining the fire service or have a family member who is serving, Heroes and Giants gives a glimpse of a 30+ year career, the ups and downs and the insight to being on the front lines every day.