Stepping Through

Stepping Through

by Attila Nemeti

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Stepping Through by Attila Nemeti

Attila Immigrates across the Soviet Union remembering his earlier life as a child in Hungary. Japan-The Gift. Arriving in Yokohama Attila discovers the "magical" life and the dark side of Japan by delivering a present to his new friend Ann. Austria-The Iron Curtain. Attila lives through an emotional rollercoaster facing again the communist police and soldiers at the Austrian Czechoslovak border. The Sauna--Gabe introduces to Attila the hardship and beauty of Austrian spa behavior. The Guardian - Finding Karen. Attila's angel in Vienna, he gets not just direction but help by her for his new life with the young handicap Bernadette. The Letter-With a language barrel Bernadette and Attila develops a unique relationship. Since the immigration Attila receives his first letter from his mom. –Julie--Attila and his new friend Julie enjoys the daily life of Vienna. Later Attila tries to find his angel unsuccessfully. -A New Trip-Attila and his new friend Tony discovering the life in the lager of immigrants. The life of uncertainty hitting hard on Attila and his experiment with hash takes him to a different dimension. –The Sound of Good Old Jazz" Good deals" on the street of Mariahilfer strasse. Tony and Attila meet face to face with illegal businesses on the streets of Vienna. Attila goes to an interview to the American Embassy where only one can succeed from a hundred applicants. United States-Welcome to United States. Arriving to Seattle, facing reality, no friends, no money, no family, Attila's anxiety and stress shock him with continuous panic attacks. –Sour Cream-The spotlessness and huge selection of the supplies of a grocery store made Attila speechless. He faces his first language barrier.

-The Storm Blew Over- A Hungarian family invited Attila for a Christmas dinner To find the families address was Attila's biggest adventure for a year.-7thHeaven—Attila has a dream where he find answers for his future: understand show to take responsibility, choose wisely and how to succeed and become a grownup.-English as a Second Language-Attila has no money to study English but he can achieve a strange arrangement with the director of ASL program of Washington University.

-My First Job- Finding his first job as a waiter Attila fight through the language barrier, but would he be able to keep it? Attila's schedule got crazy. Yin and Yang—Attila loses his job. Did he got lucky because his crazy schedule changed or is he unlucky because he doesn't have a job anymore?

-The Joyride- Attila remembers the hardship of training. Attila bough this first car as he discovered how the world most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. He receives his green card. California The Homeless Attila got robbed and without money or security he struggles as homeless the daily life of Los Angeles. He signs up for a dealer school. Air Force remembering the life as an Airforce soldier in the communist Hungary. West Meets East-Teaching Sky to swim Attila Fall in love with her. Adventure in Mexico. Love Love triangle.

-Bingo--Cheating on the game of Bingo Attila discovers the inside life of prison in Seattle.-The Ritual-- How drinking Whisky helps Attila with his spiritual and physical cleansing. Sky and Attila faces the worst accident on the freeway.

China – Hong Kong-Macao
-Honeymoon-- Sky and Attila gets married on the Hollywood hills and discover the life of "East" in Macao and Hong Kong. The visitors- Attila invites his parents to America and the CIA shows up at his door. Act of God- One of the worst earthquake in Los Angeles at the crack of dawn of January 17, 1994.

-IPO-- Initial Public Offering. Sky and Attila got fully involved with their company in the latest information revolution.
-Hungary--Home-- Attila reaches back to his past, to his roots, visiting Hungary in the first time in15years.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013241756
Publisher: First Edition Design eBook Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 492 KB

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Stepping Through 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Robert_Shardon More than 1 year ago
Stepping Through made my jaw DROP while reading. I cannot believe how many struggles and hardships Attila has been through. The way the author describes it makes you feel like you are REALLY there, experiencing it all with him. It's a genuine "pick me up" story as you watch the author overcome so many obstacles. There was times when I was on the edge of my seat wanting...NEEDING to know what was going to happen next. This was one of the first books I was invested into and couldn't put down. Sometimes we all need to open our eyes to what others have been through in order to truly appreciate what we have (both present and past)
BrendanRogers50 More than 1 year ago
No matter what you have been through in life, there is something, somewhere in this book that you can relate to. I literally felt waves of emotion while reading, and by the final page, was completely inspired. This author has been through so much, and yet, has overcome it all. Words can just not explain how this book has made me feel. It has definitely changed my life forever and I now realize that, when life looks bad-it could be so much worse. We as humans can overcome to very much if we put our mind and hearts to it. You will NOT be disappointed with Stepping Through and I will keep recommending it to everyone I know.
WorldTraveler10 More than 1 year ago
This man has led an interesting and not so easy life. A wonderful story about perseverance and the American dream.
greg74 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I have a couple of little children so I cannot devote a lot of time to reading, but once I picked this book up I found myself finding every second to read it. I took baths instead of showers so I could take a few minutes to read a chapter or so. I love the life that Attila lived. The hardships and all. I am glad he wrote this book so that we could experience his life's experiences.
Judy42JF More than 1 year ago
I found so much about this book intriging. I cannot believe the life Attila has led. What a life! So many gold nuggets. It was hard for me to put the bood down. Very well written.
Stephon11 More than 1 year ago
Leading such a simple life I could never fathom that this type of life is even possible. I was enthrawed from the moment I picked up the book. I am so glad I read it! I have been recommending this book to all my friends.
JacquelineJH More than 1 year ago
I was captivated at the life Attila has led. I do not think I could ever make it through what he has. With my life it is hard to believe that people actually can have such a rough life to make it out of. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster for Attila.
RichardB42 More than 1 year ago
From the moment I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It was very touching. I felt like I was right there with Attila in this book. I couldn't believe how grabing it was to me. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
RitaLovesCats More than 1 year ago
i am not big on reading, and it's rare that i'll pick up a book and actually read the whole thing, but Stepping Through reeled me in from the start and held me hook, line, and sinker. i would absolutely love to meet this author one day at a book signing because he truly is an amazing person. the writing was so well done and you could see and feel everything going on. i do hope there will be more books from this author because stepping through is sensational. if it were a movie, i would be there on opening day to see it, thats just how good it was. this is a book not to be overlooked.
TygerYoshi More than 1 year ago
With the availability of the internet as a world wide resource, I never realized the hardships endured when traveling. I don't know how I would react if I traveled to a foreign country without knowing how to communicate with ANYONE, nor would I know how to survive in a place where I could not locate even a super market. But Mr. Nemeti shows that with determination and hard work, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Especially during this time of economic crisis, this book has been inspirational to keep working hard and pushing myself. No matter how many times you get knocked down, you have to keep getting up and work just as hard if not harder.
Cynthia91 More than 1 year ago
Once you start, you can't put it down. This book kept me up all night. I love the tales Mr. Nemeti intermingles into his life story. And the lessons everyone should learn through his every situation. This is a must read.
Andrea_Cornell More than 1 year ago
Stepping Through is a perfect example of the American Dream coming true and it is very inspiring! I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. This autobiographical book tells the story of Attila Nemeti, an immigrant, and his life from rags to riches and the struggles, luck, perseverance, and determination that got him to where he is today. It gave me real insight into my own life and goals - that I should continue to persevere despite any struggles. Attila's story is a true one and he really started from nothing and with great hardship and beyond persevered - he's a success story! I look forward to reading more by this author!
georgekro More than 1 year ago
Mr Nemeti's story is such that every person can profit from it. It has a deep spiritual background that eventually flows through Mr Nemeti's entire life. This book is unique to me because it supplies me with hope and energy. I would also recommend it because it talks about thrilling anechdotes and situations from his life which sometimes resolve in the most unpredictable and exciting ways. A one word description for the book: unputdownable.
LittlePrincess44 More than 1 year ago
Stepping Through is a unique tale of one man's life. Attila Nemeti exposes the reader to experiences that seem unimaginable. The story of his struggle is engaging and eye-opening to many things I've taken for granted by being born in the USA. A GREAT "fast"reading story. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found this book very entertaining and fascinating. I met Attila through a friend of mine and I have thought of him as a very charismatic man. When I learnt that he had written a biographic book where he tells about his early life in the US and how he was able to immigrate from Hungary during the Communism and come to the United States without speaking the language and having no money at all and still, in a matter of ten years to become a very successful businessman, trainer, and now an author; I knew I wanted to read his book. I wanted to learn more about him. In his book he talks about his childhood, and introduces us a young boy who became a part of the swimming team that represented Hungary on the 1980 summer Olympics in Moscow. He also has a chapter about the life in the Hungarian army during the Cold War era - this was really exciting to read. After all these he decided to leave his native land and immigrated - to Japan. He was happy there but he went to a country that does not accept refugees. So, he had to try to immigrate again. Shortly after he had arrived to the US he became homeless and ended up living on the beach in his beaten up VW van for several months. But before his "lifestyle" changed to the better, he had the "chance" to get to know more about the life in an American jail from first hand. Why? - I am not gonna tell. Read his book and you will find many more interesting moments and point of view of the American culture from an immigrant's perspective. I would highly recommend it to everybody to read it and get some inspiration from it because sometimes we all need it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago