Why Not Me?: Choosing To Be Positive In The Face Of Adversity

Why Not Me?: Choosing To Be Positive In The Face Of Adversity

by Shawn Paulsen


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Why Not Me?: Choosing To Be Positive In The Face Of Adversity by Shawn Paulsen

When life doesn’t go as planned…Make new plans!

When a devastating event takes away the way of life you are accustomed to, you have two choices: Stop living or Start Planning!

In this memoir, Shawn Paulsen demonstrates how he has overcome his stumbling blocks and turned them into stepping stones on his journey through the misfortunes of life. Shawn’s story inspires and motivates others to overcome. He describes how he has learned to face adversity with his chin up by taking a comedic view of his malady and life.

He has shaped his life goal around making the best out of bad situations. From a dysfunctional childhood through a disabling illness that has left him mostly blind and deaf, he never gave up. He discovered new ways to fuel the passions in his life and share them with others.

“This book opened my eyes. It made me understand how every day is more important for me, and that I shouldn’t take any of them for granted. It's beautiful, honest and heart-wrenching; it made me laugh and cry. I will never look at orange duct tape the same way again.”

— Louie Anderson, Comedian and creator of Life with Louie

Many people ask, “Why you?” He now simply responds, “Why not me?” Shawn hopes to propel others to step outside of their norm and enjoy the stars or the song of a bird or the faces of their loved ones, because things change in the blink of an eye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943526932
Publisher: Shawn Paulsen
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 1,228,569
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Shawn Paulsen has spent the better part of his life following his passion for inspiring and motivating others to overcome the obstacles and negativity in their life. A writer, coach and entertainer, he has been entertaining and motivating audiences all across the country for over 15 years. As a comedic hypnotist, Shawn has performed in some of the most prestigious clubs and venues across the country, as well as working with some of the top name comedians in the business. Shawn earned his doctorate and started a successful therapy and life coaching business where he was committed to helping others reach their full potential. Shawn is also an educator, teaching from elementary through college level classes. He is the host of his own YouTube channel Riding the Braille Trail where he vlogs his greatest triumphs.
He and his wife Cindee are blessed with two children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, who are the passion of his life.

Table of Contents



Part 1: Why Me

1- Don't Blink
2- Bigger Is Not Always Better
3- To The Left
4- From Cancer To Syphilis
5- Blindsight
6- Speak Up

Part 2: The Old Me

7- Skating On Milk
8- I Am Iron Man
9- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
10- Mom Said I'd Never See 13
11- I Punched Him Sober
12- Time To Be A Man
13- Saved By An Angel

Part 3: The New Me

14- A New Family
15- And Then There Were Four
16- Cops & Robbers
17- It's All Downhill From Here
18- Make Me Laugh
19- It Wasn't Me
20- Mothers And Sons
21- Planes, Trains And Automobiles
22- Mistakes
23- Go Straight To Grandkids

Part 4: Why Not Me

24- Too Dumb To Be Afraid
25- Dogs Are The Best Medicine
26- Lost But Not Forgotten
27- The Song Of The Loon
28- Dis-Ability
29- Can I Get A Spot
30- Blind Luck
31- Mr. Heat Miser
32- Overcome With Laughter
33- Why Not Me

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