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10 books about overcoming obstacles
Pick up one of these featured titles on overcoming obstacles in May 2021.
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David Crow
Category: Native American & Aboriginal
This book was published 2 years ago by Sandra Jonas Publishing and takes approximately 11.9 hours to read.
David Crow presents a riveting account of his experience growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation with a mentally ill mother and violent father, an ex-con from San Quentin who groomed David to be his partner in crime. Raw and palpable, this memoir is an unforgettable testament to the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit.
L.A.’s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me by Al Moreno
Category: Law Enforcement
This book was published last year by Highpoint Lit and takes approximately 11.6 hours to read.
The Chronicles of Mad Maxine by Mjoseth
Category: Women's Adventure
This book was published last year by Jeannine Mjoseth and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.
The Chronicles of Mad Maxine tells one woman's story of training to be a lady wrestler at the Fabulous Moolah's School of Professional Wrestling. The novel, set on the 30-acre training camp in Columbia, South Carolina, is a fictionalized account of author Jeannine Mjoseth's experiences in the mid-1980s, when she became skilled at flying head scissors, the soaring suplex and the body slam. Both hardcore wrestling fans and people who've never seen a match will thrill to the raw action both inside and outside of Camp Moolah's training ring. The novel's main character, Pippi, is a passionate young reporter who wants to infiltrate the world of professional wrestling for a live-it, write-it journalism project. But she doesn't just observe the world of slaps, punches and bumps and she can't betray trainees with whom she's developed deep friendships. Instead, she throws herself into training and emerges as Mad Maxine, a 6'2" grappler with a mohawk. At the head of the enterprise is the Fabulous Moolah, an infamous lady wrestler turned manager who has clawed her way to the top from dirt-poor beginnings. Pippi gets a hard lesson about her deceitful ways during her first match for the World Wrestling Federation. Meanwhile, Pippi accepts a dangerous freelance assignment covering a KKK rally for an African American newspaper. Her wrestling and journalism worlds collide when the KKK invades Camp Moolah. Pippi and her wrestling buddies make a narrow escape from the Fabulous Moolah's clutches and speed to Albuquerque. Their mission: to rescue an underaged wrestler who Moolah has pimped out to a podiatrist with a taste for straining lady muscles.
Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena
This book was published 5 years ago by Mariner Books and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
An introduction to Spartan Races (races meant to challenge, to push, to intimidate, to test) from one of the "founding few" and creators, Joe De Sena.
The Angry Bull: A Children's Book About Managing Emotions, Staying in Control, and Calmly Overcoming Obstacles by Charlotte Dane
This book was published last year by Pkcs Media, Inc. and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Bull routinely impressed his family, friends, and teachers with his ability to control his emotions and anger. He was always upbeat and looked at the bright side of things! He could remain calm in the toughest of circumstances, and never so much as raised his voice But he wasn't always that way. Once upon a time, Bull's friend Fox showed him a simple and small tip that completely changed his approach. Find out what this tip is, and how to use it to instill emotional maturity, self-control, and mindfulness in your growing child! Teach your child: -How to deal with obstacles and hardships in life -The value of emotional control and letting things go -The costs of explosive anger, outbursts, and lashing out at the people around you -The lesson of how to be happy even when you don't get what you want Original, engaging, humorous, and re-readable. This is a children's book about building values and teaching life skills. Charlotte Dane possesses a unique understanding of child psychology, which allows her to write tales that are both educational and captivating for children. The Teach Me How! Children's Book Series is aimed at teaching children essential life skills, mindsets, and paths to success and happiness. Charlotte combines adorable and charming characters with wit and humor that even adults will enjoy. This series is perfect for children ages 3-11, and the adults that interact with them (parents, caretakers, teachers, relatives, coaches, and so on)!
The Broken Crayon That Colored Still by Santoria Marie Sawyer
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.1 hours to read.
Sexually abused and broken by the decisions of those meant to care for her, Santoria had a few life-altering decisions to make of her own. None, however, would be more important than the first. The Broken Crayon is a self-help book wrapped up in a memoir about Santoria's journey from child molestation to college graduation. Each chapter begins with a story and ends with a lesson. All together, they will inspire you to: Identify the source of your brokenness, exploit it for your own good, and forgive those involved in it, including yourself. Whether you are fifteen or fifty, if you are ready to come face to face with your own childhood trauma, then this book is for you. If you are not, buy the book anyways. Give it to that friend or relative you keep telling yourself needs it more than you... at least until your own pain demands to be felt.
Rising Above: A Green Beret's Story of Childhood Trauma and Ultimate Healing by Sean J. Rogers
This book was published this year by Houndstooth Press and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.
A simple car accident changed the path of six-year-old Sean Rogers's life forever. His single mother checked into the hospital as a vibrant young woman and checked out as a full-blown opioid addict. From that day forward, Sean's life became a silent nightmare of abuse, neglect, chronic hunger, and slow, helpless withdrawal from everything and everyone he loved. In Rising Above, Green Beret Sean Rogers chronicles the toughest battle of his life: the long, painful fight to confront his darkest fears and reclaim his life. After struggling as a young man to accept the raw trauma of his past, he eventually learned to understand and embrace it, ultimately using it to become an elite Special Forces operator. Through this profoundly honest and inspiring memoir, Rogers explores what it means to make the pain of your past work for you, showing you how to harness the truth of your own reality and take control of your destiny.
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
Category: Environmentalists & Naturalists
This book was published 5 years ago by Chicago Review Press and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
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