TURNING THIS THING AROUND on Amazon.com
Turning This Thing Around is an inspiring memoir of overcoming personal struggles. This brutally honest, deeply personal account of redemption takes readers on a moving spiritual journey. Confronted with a myriad of obstacles–a debilitating arthritic disease, narcolepsy, anxiety and depression–the author was outwardly happy, but inwardly miserable.
Pushed to the lowest point of his life, he discusses how he gradually turned things around and used his experiences to grow as a person. Supplemented by quotes from Gandhi to Dr. Wayne Dyer to Eckhart Tolle, Turning This Thing Around has universal themes that speak to nearly everyone, as we all must face challenges as part of being human. It is a self-help memoir of sorts: The author discusses not only what he had to overcome, but how he did so–and how others can, too.
Unlike many popular memoirs on the market, this is a story that more people can relate to. The author didn’t grow up in an eccentric family (Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle, memoirs by Augusten Burroughs), nor did he travel to Italy, India and Indonesia, as Elizabeth Gilbert did in Eat, Pray, Love. Rather, Turning This Thing Around is a story of a normal young man’s resiliency when battling extraordinary circumstances.
OMgosh! I am surrounded by unpacked boxes and stacks of books. Some of the titles (of my books, not my boxes) are “The Dark Night of the Soul” , “Instinct to Heal”, “My Single Mom Life” and “Mended”. And then today …I thought I’d add another to the stack – “Turning This Thing Around.”
It never made it to the stack. I cracked it opened and didn’t lay it down until the last page.
THANK YOU. Maybe it’s because I have chatted with you briefly on occasion , that I was compelled to finish it in one sitting. Or possibly it was because I can relate to more of your story than not.
And as I prepare this year “to pick up the pen ” myself I want to say thanks for the inspiration. And for reminding me of Toastmasters.
Blessings as you continue to write.
“The Glory of God is man fully alive”. St. Irenaeus
“Let it go, and embrace it”
Thank you so much for your kind words, Angie…you made my day! Honestly, at times all of the hard work and sacrifice seems a little overwhelming, but readers reaching out like this reenergizes me. I really appreciate you contacting me. Thanks for reading and all the best!!
Keith (P.S. I love the quotes at the end of your comment!)