At age nine, Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with cancer, and by age 10, he'd lost his leg to the illness. But Sundquist never faltered in his dream to ski in the Paralympics, and in 2006 he achieved his goal in Turin, Italy.
Just Don't Fall is the remarkable and honest story of Sundquist's determination and grit in the face of long odds and tough choices.
©2010 Josh Sundquist; (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
This is such a funny story considering it deals with cancer. Josh just was determined to have a uniform. . .regardless of circumstances or what life dealt him.
Josh - he is extremely funny and clever about coming up with some of the most outlandish ideas.
Josh brought his full emotionally packed story--I don't think anyone else could have made this book as much fun as it was.
This was a book that was very fun to read--I laughed out loud at some of the events that happened in the story.
Beautiful, Difficult Life
One more thing, one more time. (1MT,1MT)
Found Josh through youtube and decided I really wanted to listen to the whole of his story. Josh is an amazingly open guy and his story has the feel of being told through whatever age he is at during that part. Good humor and a lot of richly recreated life moments. Some very deep stuff from cancer to learning how to deal with and overcome failure. I love that Josh doesn't sugar coat some of the things in his life because it gives the overall book a much better and realistic.. and therefore more meaningful, taste.
No, the way the book is read is irratating.
No, I only listened to it as I had to for my course
The pace of reading was really choppy.
The religious aspect of the book is off putting for me too, his parents apparent attempt to brainwash him is weird "liberal and communist" as a description of a European, as a European myself I resented a lot of these asinine comments.
This book seemed to be at first a Christian testimony of how an amputee triumphed over the odds and won a skiing award. Part one of the book was very well written; void of any offensive language or material. Part two was exactly the opposite. Vulgar language and explicit sex scenes are offensive to me therefore I chose not to complete this book. Although there were no descriptive sex scenes by the author in the book as far as I read, the casual reference to them by the author's companions was enough! Underneath it all I sensed an attempt for this character to find a place for himself in this world. I hope he accomplished that. Perhaps there is a sequel, which is more of my taste in reading material, about that accomplished end.
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