Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier

Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier

by Noah Galloway

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455596935
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 830,885
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sergeant NOAH GALLOWAY was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three months into his second tour of duty, he experienced a life changing injury— losing his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack. After a long stint in recovery and rehabilitation, Noah became a motivational speaker and fitness activist. A father of three, Noah currently resides in Alabaster, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Survival

Chapter 1 Alive (December 2005) 1

Chapter 2 Harsh Realities (December 2005-January 2006) 9

Chapter 3 Uncle Johnny and the Open Door (January 2006) 17

Chapter 4 Turning Point 21

Chapter 5 A Blast from the Past 37

Chapter 6 Transition to Independence (May-August 2006) 45

Chapter 7 I'm Out of the Army Now 55

Part 2 Challenges

Chapter 8 A Life Begins; A Marriage Ends (2004-2005) 61

Chapter 9 Return to Combat (September 2005) 83

Chapter 10 And Then I Got Blown Up (December 2005) 103

Chapter 11 Sweet Home Alabama (September 2006-March 2007) 119

Chapter 12 Finding a New Normal (2007-2009) 125

Chapter 13 Slowly Filling with Darkness (2007-2009) 131

Chapter 14 Ten Days in the County Jail 137

Chapter 15 Final Kick in the Pants (2010) 159

Chapter 16 Tornadoes and Terrorists 165

Chapter 17 Let's Go Racing 175

Chapter 18 Operation Proper Exit 187

Part 3 Renewal

Chapter 19 Getting Attention in a Good Way 197

Chapter 20 The Bottom Falls Out-Again 211

Chapter 21 The Girl on the Radio 217

Chapter 22 Stumbling into the Limelight 229

Chapter 23 Long-Distance Love (October 2013-February 2014) 237

Chapter 24 Suddenly My Dance Card Was Full (2015) 243

Chapter 25 Personal Growth and Loss 261

Conclusion 267

Acknowledgments 271

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Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. As a veteran it really touched home for me. As an injured Veteran it really was nice hear someone struggled also. That you may be down but not forever and you find that strength in family. Thank you Noah!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
This story moved me to tears, stirred my thoughts, made me smile, and really opened my eyes to what life is like for soldiers returning home and the struggles they deal with. Noah has faced far more in his life than one person should have to, and it was uplifting and inspiring to see him never let it defeat him, if anything it only made him stronger. He is a truly a remarkable man, with a very courageous spirit, and true example of an American hero! I watched him on Dancing With The Stars and American Grit, and often said he should write and book, because I knew it would be a very inspiring read and I have to say it truly exceeded all of my expectations and left me in complete awe! Reading his inspiring story was a very memorable experience for me, one I know that will linger with me for a very long time! Highly recommend you pick up this book, it is a remarkable story of resilience and a true testament to the unwavering strength of the human spirit! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by FaithWords / Center Street Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
JIllRC More than 1 year ago
Living with No Excuses is an inspiring autobiography by Noah Galloway. He reveals his experiences with being a solider, being injured by enemy explosives and working to recover from two amputations and other injuries and then afterwards dedicating himself to fitness, ran marathons and implemented a new lifestyle. But the book is more than just about the physical challenges, he tells the highs and lows, from his son's health problems at birth, divorce and fighting depression to being a father to his children, meeting the President and being on Dancing with the Stars. His efforts and energy to encourage others to persevere is my favorite theme. This book is about the Boy Next Door that becomes our American Hero.
Penny_Marie More than 1 year ago
I first saw Noah on Dancing with the Stars. I was really impressed at how he didn’t let anything hold him back. I’ve seen a few videos and interviews after that and upon hearing about his book I anxiously awaited its arrival. The book is very inspirational but what I loved about it even more is that Noah tells his whole story, the good, the bad, his triumphs and his failures. I love how even though life got unbearably tough to handle, he overcame and used his experiences to continue to be a better person, not just for him, but for his children. So many people struggle, and hold bitterness and anger around them never seeing that there is more to life than that one moment in time that they are struggling with. What I love about Noah’s book is his courage to go on, to keep making his life better no matter what obstacles are brought his way. There is a way to overcome, you just need to be patient, diligent and continue to look for the good and be willing to fight for what you want. Noah I hope you continue with your journey of speaking and sharing your story and most of all being a life coach to all of us, because you are genuinely good at it. I hope we will see more books in the future too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a positive experience… two words… NOAH GALLOWAY. Yup, NOAH GALLOWAY! If you looking to be inspired, feel better about yourself and the world around you… check out Noah Galloway and his new book LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES. Noah follows his TV appearances (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing With The Stars, American Grit) and his motivational YouTube videos, with this autobiographical book. Another two words… READ IT… you will be glad you did!!! Bill Aupperlee- Manchester Center, Vermont
GunsBlazing More than 1 year ago
As a fellow amputee, this book was such an inspiration to me. I am a source of inspiration to others but Noah is def where I get mine! Both amputee vets in Bama. What could be better?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so motivating and inspirational. I recently met Noah and he is as amazing as his story.
OakTreeReviews More than 1 year ago
Noah Galloway was a young American who joined the military following September 11. In 2005, during his second deployment, he was injured in an IED attack, losing his left arm above the elbow and his left leg above the knee. Galloway’s book Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier chronicles his journey after losing his arm and leg, showing how he was able to overcome adversity and adapt to a new life. Living with No Excuses is a good book for someone who has seen Noah Galloway on TV (perhaps during his appearance on Dancing with the Stars) and wants to learn more about his backstory and personal life, including his two marriages. The book also features eight pages of color photographs showcasing Noah, his family, his army days, and his appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Throughout the book, Noah writes in a conversational style; while reading the text, you can almost hear his voice. The memoir also includes darker parts of Galloway’s story, including repeated drunk driving incidents and a brief stay in prison. Though he served his country fighting for America and is an American hero, Galloway also endangered people back home with his drunk driving. Noah also chronicles his struggles with depression and addiction; the sharing of his struggles will hopefully help others fighting depression and addiction. I enjoyed reading about Galloway’s various life experiences. Through the trauma that he has unfortunately had to endure in his life, Galloway has been able to be a positive force for others, showing that you can accomplish great things in the face of adversity. *I received this book for review*
Gilito More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!! I think is a book for people to read and see how people suffer in the war. A very remarkable book.
westgirlds More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for my honest review. The first time I saw Noah Galloway on Dancing With The Stars I wanted to know more about him. His biography was very well written and honest! He gave us the good and the bad of his life! Thank you for shining light on depression and it can affect anyone. Learning about how he conquered obstacles after his accident made me feel blessed with my life. There is always someone else who had it rougher than ourselves. Mr. Galloway was honest about his errors in life, his triumphs and his love of his family! I finished this book in one day since I could not put it down! Thank you for your service to our country Noah! This is one of the best biographies I have read in a long time! I don't think you will be disappointed in this book.
YvonneP More than 1 year ago
Noah takes you through his extraordinary journey of struggles and triumphs.The hard truth of the aftermath of war and the courage of a soldier that found his way back to a life he fought with honor to protect. Definitely a "must read" for all soldiers and their families and also for every American to understand what our soldiers sacrifice for the love of this country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book! I couldn't put it down! Noah is an inspiration!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, amazing story, amazing man. Everyone must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, amazing story, amazing man. Everyone must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing Story about the courage of an average guy doing extraordinary things. This isn't a Reality TV, this is Real Life. Everyone should read this and realize, you can beat life's challenge S!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have a nasty mouth. Your parents must be proud...