From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks

From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks

by John Groom

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From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks by John Groom, David Noon

We live in challenging times, when even the most successful among us may occasionally become overwhelmed by problems relating to money, marriage, parenting, illness, stress, or any of the myriad challenges we all face from time to time. Tragedy to Triumph will show you how 100 people from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have faced, and eventually overcome, every sort of obstacle. Or perhaps you just enjoy reading amazing comeback stories, in which people have overcome great odds to not just survive, but thrive.
Did you know that Barack Obama suffered a crushing defeat in a congressional primary just 8 years before being elected president? Or that Albert Einstein couldn�t find a teaching job? Or that Tina Turner thought she could never be successful without her abusive husband? Or that billionaire Ross Perot got his start by borrowing $1,000 from his wife? These are just a few examples of the many humble beginnings that eventually led to stunning success.
The 100 profiles are each divided into 3 sections; At the bottom, At the Top, and The Comeback, describing how each person found their way from Tragedy to Triumph. The conclusion features an insightful analysis of the ways that you can apply the lessons from the book to your own life.
What do these comebacks prove? That no matter what your problem or background, where you�re from or the mistakes you�ve made, it�s possible to make a comeback, even when things seem hopeless. By giving 100 very diverse examples of great comebacks, we prove that a comeback is always possible, and provide many specific examples how you can move from tragedy to triumph.

What does it take to make a comeback? Resilience, of course. But moving beyond the obvious generalities authors John F. Groom and David Noon looked carefully to find what great comebacks have in common, and specific steps you can take in your own life to bounce back from whatever form of adversity you have encountered.
Groom and Noon researched people from all over the world to arrive at the 100 they think represent the greatest variety of background and adversity, as well as the most amazing and inspirational stories: These people have come back from bankruptcy, brutal accidents, crippling disease, gang rape, imprisonment, blindness, torture, repeated business failure, family tragedy and much more.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940011915260
Publisher: Attitude Media
Publication date: 10/25/2010
Series: Living Sanely Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John F. Groom is the founder of Attitude Media, which publishes traditional books, ebooks, and Internet sites. Attitude Media also produces fine art and limited edition tee shirts. Groom started Attitude Media in 1996 when he began publishing the popular Internet site Positive Press, incorporating the Positive Quote of the Day email, which now has over 42,000 subscribers. Attitude Media�s web sites and books have been featured in stories on CNN, Reuters, Playboy, the Boston Globe, USA TODAY, NPR, Fox News, and elsewhere. More information about these sites can be found at and
Groom is also the author of the Living Sanely book series. The first book in this series was Living Sanely in an Insane World: Philosophy for Real People, followed by Life Changing Advice from People You Should Know. Groom has written for The Washington Post, Builder magazine, and a wide variety of other print and online publications.

David Noon is an associate professor of American history at the University of Alaska Southeast, where his main focus is cultural and social history. Dr. Noon received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.

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