When Life Gives You Lemons: Remarkable Stories of People Overcoming Adversity

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As a senior writer at People magazine,Alex Tresniowski is known for getting into the hearts and minds of ordinary and famous people alike. Now he delivers a profoundly touching and compelling celebration of extraordinary human grace under pressure. It's about transforming hardship into happiness; it is about a group of famous and not-so-famous people who've been rocked by adversity.

Rich in wisdom,hope,and intimate portraits of real people,this is a book which manages to capture...

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As a senior writer at People magazine,Alex Tresniowski is known for getting into the hearts and minds of ordinary and famous people alike. Now he delivers a profoundly touching and compelling celebration of extraordinary human grace under pressure. It's about transforming hardship into happiness; it is about a group of famous and not-so-famous people who've been rocked by adversity.

Rich in wisdom,hope,and intimate portraits of real people,this is a book which manages to capture the essence of courage,delivering a set of priceless lessons readers can immediately incorporate into their own lives. Alex Tresniowski relates 21 inspiring experiences of ordinary folks and then shows exactly how anyone can make the most of the vast stores of strength residing within us all.

Heartwarming and life-affirming,When Life Gives You Lemons promises to arm readers with the tools and the resolve they need to make the most of hard times.

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SO DOWN YOU'D NEVER PICK YOURSELF UP AGAIN. . .

Whether you're seeking a dose of inspiration,a winning edge in life,or a soul-shaking nudge in the right direction,the powerful stories in this uniquely intimate volume will help you see setbacks as opportunities to turn lemons into lemonade. When Life Gives You Lemons can enable you to build resilience and forge your way to success in whatever endeavor you pursue. Whether you measure success in points and seconds,like Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Dan Jansen; in profits and shares,like millionaire CEO Chris Gardner; in TV ratings,like talk-show host Sally Jessy Raphael; or in chocolate chips,like entrepreneur Wally Amos,you will meet the famous andnot-so-famous who hit rock bottom,and then,in their own eminently noteworthy ways,managed to bounce back to the top.

Discover just how these outstanding individuals turned hardship into happiness——and how you can benefit from the "Tips for Tough Times" and "Key Lessons" that accompany their remarkable accounts,such as:

*View failure as the freedom to take chances

*Accept that paying dues is part of the deal

*Pursue your goals with love,and you will be rewarded

*Don't let past failures become baggage

*Don't ask,Can I?——Ask,How can I?

. . . and many more invaluable pearls of hard-earned wisdom. As these profoundly human stories illustrate,it is not failure itself but how we respond to failure that defines our character and shapes our lives.

About the Author Alex Tresniowski is a senior writer for People magazine,where his features include cover stories on Paul McCartney,Kate Moss,Tiger Woods,and many others. Beyond his coverage of celebrities,Tresniowski writes about a wide variety of ordinary people who do extraordinary things; he has also written articles for Time,Instyle,and Teen People. Tresniowski is the author of the critically praised The Book of Twins,and has appeared on such popular TV shows as Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight. He lives in New York City.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071355919
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 10/20/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Standing Tall.
Unstoppable.
Frankly Speaking.
Recipe for Success.
Back from the Brink.
A Family Affair.
The Chips Are Never Down.
Thinking Big.
Flying High.
Terms of Enchantment.
Taking Stock.
Invincible Summer.
Helping Hand.
Giant Killer.
Hubble Trouble.
Chasing Perfection.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    Very Inspiring

    ***** 5 star There are lots of books on these topics. Walk down the self help aisle and how do you pick?? Well, pick this one. The stories are very well written and interesting to read even if you don't want to change your life. It is wonderful to see how real people deal with real problems in their lives Alex Tresniowski is an excellent writer I hope to see more from h

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