Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Book Review: Donald L. Gilleland’s "America: Where Great Things Happen"

A writer friend recently told me about the book America: Where Great Things Happen by Brevard County (FL) author Donald L. Gilleland. This book contains inspiring, feel-good stories of people in our nation as opposed to the negative news we read and hear so often. I’m impressed Gilleland included a chapter on Americans who overcame disabilities. He summarized the lives of physicist Albert Einstein (who grew up with Asperger’s syndrome and learning disabilities) and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (who lost her left arm due to a shark bite at age 13 in 2003) among others. This shows people with disabilities can lead meaningful and productive lives despite their challenges. For more information about this and other books by Gilleland, go to www.donaldgilleland.com.

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