An emotionally riveting story of one family's refusal to give up, to keep moving forward under tremendous emotional pain and astronomical odds.
Twenty-six years ago, JohnA's goal and mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship.
He committed himself to a lifestyle, made the sacrifices, put in the time, starved himself and even shaved his head; he had the hunger, the desire and the determination.
But he came up short.
For many years it seemed like he did not get a fair exchange for his total dedication to the sport.
That the trade off of what he gave and what he got in return to the sport of wrestling was way out of whack.
Until he had extreme adversity in his life.
And slowly but surely, JohnA started to realize how much the sport of wrestling actually gave back to him.
Much more than he ever knew.
The sport of wrestling provided JohnA with a much greater reward than the one that he sought - To stand on a podium for a few seconds.
It provided him with a way to live life.
A belief system that he would use to help him win his ultimate battle.
To save his daughter, his family and his love for life.
I have never read such an inspirational book in my life.
Robin (Top 500 Reviewer)
This book has changed the way I look at life.
This book is nothing short of incredible. It will make you laugh, cry, scream, smile and think. It will make you think differently than you have ever thought before.
Nothing short of brilliant.
Much more than a wrestling book. It is a book about life, dedication and belief.
It is about truth, hard work, family, commitment, humility, perseverance and everything in between.
Buckle your seatbelt for an absolute emotional roller coaster ride.
If this book doesn't have you reevaluating your priorities, resiliency and commitment to your family, then check your pulse.
Simply the best book that I have ever read. It will inspire every person who reads it to dig deep for their greatness.
It is about living life with exceptional purpose and infinite possibility.
Author JohnA Passaro will teach you, show you, beg you and ultimately force you to look at life from a new perspective.
Had me laughing one minute, and in tears the next.
It makes you want to be a better person.
John P, you are the real life John Q. I am forever touched by this book.
This book was a phenomenal read with a great message...Encouraging, uplifting and inspiring.
It is a quick read, but make sure to block out 3 hours or so because you won't be able to stop reading it.
Each chapter is better and better, you can't put it down.
Sadness, strength, desire, love, hope and the will to keep going...
It has it all.
I have read it twice and intend to read it again.
I got a whole different perspective on life after reading this book.
This book is a "Manifesto on Life."
I had so many feeling reading this book - it was incredible. Simply an amazing and inspirational read.
This book is intense and hard to put down.
This book is an inspiration to anybody who has a family and would move heaven and earth to save them if they were in trouble.
Inspired me to live every day.
JohnA has made me believe again.
This is the type of book that you want to give to others.