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5.0 out of 5 starsOne Part Perspiration and Another Part Motivation...
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2014
As someone who recently became freelance and an entrepreneur this book has an amazing message for me....It's a very personal and motivational story that everyone can benefit from. I know whenever I think too much of the "how" and lose sight of the "why" I have issues but this one will motivate you to make it happen for yourself! Thanks for sharing this incredible story Eder!
5.0 out of 5 starsOpened my heart, my eyes, my mind
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2015
Dreaming of Hope Street opened my heart, my eyes, my mind to aspects of life I knew of only vaguely, or not at all. It is more than a book, reading it was an intense life experience. Line by line, page by page, through the torrents and streams of Eder Holguin’s journey to Hope Street, my understanding of my own life deepened by contrast.
For his courage, self-discipline and determination at tender age – I am in awe. Survival alone would have been incredible. That he rose above the dispiriting circumstance of his birth, succeeded and thrived – without bitterness – and with an inspiring vision for the world – is inspiring for me in ways that I shall ever hold dear in my heart.
Eder’s journey now touches my journey – my path is broadened – as is “my dream”.
4.0 out of 5 starsCompelling, devastating, yet hopeful.
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017
What an amazing experience that brought this forsaken child, this resourceful young teen, on such a journey. And instead of leaving this young man bitter and angry, instead he has great compassion for others.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end.Once I started reading,I could not hardly wait to get to the finish and find out how Eder had fared.He seems to be a compassionate person and I consider my own perception of the world to have benefited a small measure from his words.Now I want to read more of them but the book is over.
5.0 out of 5 starsIf your looking for an inspirational story that draws you ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2015
If your looking for an inspirational story that draws you in and shows you that nothing is impossible as long as there is persistence, drive and passion - this is your book. Eder has captured a very real struggle that is geographically located in Colombia, S.A., however, it is a story that resonates across oceans - if one is feeling alone with thoughts that one does not dare speak, then this book will help show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel - a light that is not as far as it looks.
Even if most of this tale of human courage and endurance is only half true - it is still remarkable. I tended to wonder at the author's ability for total recall of complete conversations many, many years after the event. Still, I suppose he was only relating the gist of the text? Truly inspirational.....
I heard about Eder through the Internet Marketing community and his work at Integrate. At first I was hoping for more of his story talking about his career but was pleased that this told an inspirational story of his upbringing and the struggles he went through to get to the U.S. This book makes any U.S. Resident really appreciate how great we have it and the opportunity available to us that people around the world would risk everything for. I could see this book turned in to a movie since it includes a vast amount of details that takes the reader right along side the journey. Great book Eder and I am eager to read more!
Written in a very simplistic style, the narrative illustrates perfectly how integrity and determination can lead one literally from the depths of base despair and ill-treatment to an honorable and fulfilling life. It is so good to read that the author is fully aware of the rewards granted, having battled ...and won incredible challenges.
4.0 out of 5 starsThe inspired life of a street child
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2014
Eder was a columbian boy with an alcolholic and abusive mother.When he was 14 years old he ran from a terrifying life and became a street child,his intelligence and love of reading helped him to get work selling door to door and at the same time going to night school. He was grateful to sleep anywhere under cover and.Ederman's great goal was to live in the U S A but to emigrate from Columbia was very difficult and to make it easier he moved to Mexico with its border to America and he also contacted his father after many years, as he was living in the US A . With his help, and that of a local band including a hair raising episode with a Mexican he eventually arrived in New York and back into a family life again. A year after adjusting to a totally different way of life , he started on the road to the top which he achieved, but always sympathetic to those suffering in any way. I found this book inspiratiional and an absorbing read and highly reccomend it .