Author Tom Ufert
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Adversity Builds Character
- An Inspirational True Life Story of Disability, Addiction, and Acceptance
- By: Tom Ufert
- Narrated by: John Esposito
- Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
From an early age, author Tom Ufert can remember his grandmother proclaiming that adversity builds character. At the time, he didn't completely understand what it meant-or know that he would actually live it. In Adversity Builds Character, Ufert shares the events that altered and shaped his life and shows how, with God's help, he was able to survive, thrive, and inspire others.
Biased But Proud
- By Author Tom Ufert on 03-25-13
Biased But Proud
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I do recommend this book to all my friends because it is an honest and deeply inspirational portrayal of real life events. As the author I am naturally biased but frankly speaking, my intention is to inspire others with a simple fact...IF I CAN OVERCOME ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES - SO CAN YOU.
What did you like best about this story?
It's my life, at least the first thirty years, and despite my adversities I have lived a blessed life and want to do what I can to make the world a better place.
Which scene was your favorite?
My personal favorite was Chapter 9, "Goodbye Mom". It was my most descriptive and heart wrenching because I've relived it a thousand times. Narrator John Esposito really brought that chapter, indeed the entire book, to life. However, any person who has ever experienced the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one can really feel the anguish, pain, regret, and depression brought out in this scene.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Elements of modern society's controversial figures are all here...Kevorkian, Sandusky, Reagan, and even God Himself are all swirled together in one man's life experiences.
Any additional comments?
If for no other reason, read this book to re-affirm in your own heart and soul that the human spirit, with the help of God and a few good people, can overcome any adversity.