Monday, July 14, 2008

MOVING FORWARD:  Taking The Lead In Your Life

Dave Pelzer is an interesting, busy, man with a lot to say.  He has come from a background of severe child abuse and has risen above it.  Not only has he worked with at-risk children, carried the Olympic torch, won awards for his community service, but he is also about to leave on a trip where he will address our troops in Baghdad!

His latest book continues his theme of "you-can-do-it-if-you-Cowboy-up."   Though he assured me has has been working on this book for three years, it's as if he looked around yesterday and thought "I need to write a book for people who are going through a ton of negative stuff in their lives."   

Moving Forward is perfect for the fix we find ourselves in right now with the economy, gas prices, global warming, etc.  I like the "real world" feel of the book.  Not only does the author spice it with movie trivia, but he also has some solid solutions to offer to those among us who may be struggling.   He uses parts of his own life story to illustrate certain points and has a series of questions that make the reader take stock of himself/herself.

If you need a light at the end of the tunnel that you know isn't an on-coming train, this book may be just the ticket.  What do you think?  

hear the interview

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