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Publisher's Summary

Find Another Dream, written and performed by Maysoon Zayid, is the true story of how a Muslim Jersey girl with cerebral palsy creates her own path to stardom. 

The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, as a child she dreamed of one day dancing on Broadway. As a teen, a bubble-bursting choreographer told her to “find another dream”, so she set her sights on becoming a soap star, undeterred by the fact that the odds were against her. While chasing fame, she found her voice in stand-up comedy, performing in multiple languages in sold-out shows all over the world. 

When not touring, Maysoon Zayid is a passionate advocate who fights for access to education for disabled students worldwide and battles bullying online. In this Audible Original x Hello Sunshine, Maysoon tells tales of family, friendship, love, and career. She takes us on a hilarious, poignant journey of failures and successes. When her dreams turn into nightmares, she finds another dream until finally, the one she least expected comes true. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Maysoon Zayid (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Publisher's Summary

Find Another Dream, written and performed by Maysoon Zayid, is the true story of how a Muslim Jersey girl with cerebral palsy creates her own path to stardom. 

The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, as a child she dreamed of one day dancing on Broadway. As a teen, a bubble-bursting choreographer told her to “find another dream”, so she set her sights on becoming a soap star, undeterred by the fact that the odds were against her. While chasing fame, she found her voice in stand-up comedy, performing in multiple languages in sold-out shows all over the world. 

When not touring, Maysoon Zayid is a passionate advocate who fights for access to education for disabled students worldwide and battles bullying online. In this Audible Original x Hello Sunshine, Maysoon tells tales of family, friendship, love, and career. She takes us on a hilarious, poignant journey of failures and successes. When her dreams turn into nightmares, she finds another dream until finally, the one she least expected comes true. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Maysoon Zayid (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
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About the Creator and Performer

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, writer, disability advocate, and tap dancer. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Network's In Deep Shift, 60 Minutes, and CNN.

Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC. As a professional comedian, she has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. Maysoon was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and the Together Live Tour. She limped in New York Fashion Week and is a recipient of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices IMPACT Award. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and is a recurring character on the legendary daytime drama General Hospital. In 2019, Maysoon took her talents to audio and created and performed Find Another Dream for Audible.

About Hello Sunshine

Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine is on a mission to change the narrative for women through storytelling, creating and curating content that celebrates women and puts them at the center of the story. We tell complex stories that shine a light on where women are right now and those that help chart a new path forward.

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I was listening about a woman who overcame so many obstacles in her life. I found myself really rooting for her until the last few chapters. she talked about touring in the south, it seemed that she lumped all white Southerners in the same category as white supremacist. just as all Muslims do not want to be lumped into the same group as terrorists, we here in the South are not all lumped together either. Then she went on to her political views. I don't have a problem with someone having different political views than I do pair. However the name calling of a sitting president I feel is not warranted. she could have let her political views be known without the schoolyard name-calling. and on top of that she let it be known that she would not be friends with anybody that did not think the same way she did politically. I think she could have had a really great book had she figured out a more diplomatic way to discuss her political views and leave out her prejudices of southern white Americans.

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Not at all interesting, funny, or enjoyable

I expected more cultural enlightenment, more into cerebral palsy, and more comedy. I found none of those things that would have made the narrative fulfilling, and the story was really rather dull. The narration was frequently smug and self satisfied. The author strayed into politics and schoolyard name calling in a completely inappropriate manner, no matter which side of the aisle your politics lie. I don’t care for name calling and labels. The parts about the author’s younger life were far more interesting, and it was a slog to finish the book.

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Chapter 25 ended the book on a sour note

A dialogue that includes insulting people's looks is not for me. Chapter 25 was about putting
out every insult possible and distracted from any good message she wanted to give.

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Good listen until...

Expected more than what she delivered. Her growing up story was great and inspiring. The book takes an awkward turn into her pushing her political views but in a name calling disrespectful and distasteful way. To the point of where she befriended her best friend over her political beliefs. Regardless if you’re a democrat, republican or don’t care about politics this book pushes what a great story could’ve been into the authors biases.

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Was really enjoying this story until....

I was really liking this author's story until she pushed her political views. It wasn't just that she was anti Trump, she name called and shamed those who didn't think the same as her including her so called friends. This is intolerance and political bigotry at it's best and coming from a Palestinian, disabled female, I find that offensive. Funny thing is, I'm not even a Trump supporter. I was unable to finish this book but wish her the best.

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Mostly good...until

This audiobook was good and inspiring until she started getting political and cutting friends out of her life based on different political opinions. I feel we need less division, not more.

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Best played at 1.5x, 2.0x, or 2.5x

The narrator, who is the author and subject of the autobiographical account, has Cerebral Palsy, or as she calls it throughout the book, CP, which somewhat slurs her speech. It's a great account of her life and I really liked it, however, I needed to listen at at least 2.0x to not be distracted by her speech. It doesn't sound robotic at all and she is funny. 2.0x gives her a tone that is easily understood AND you can get through the book twice as fast.

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Find Another Dream

I enjoyed her comedy & honesty through the book until the end when she went on a political rant! She expected us to accept her for who she was & yet if you disagree with her politics, she disses you! She lost several very good friends just because they didn’t think like her!! How hipocritical!! save your political views for another book!!

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Unexpected gem

I knew I'd seen seen Maysoon Zayid before...but I didn't remember where. I'd heard her words before, but it didn't click til I googled her and saw she had presented on a Ted Talk which I had loved a while back. A lot of her book is from that Ted Talk, or vice verse, almost verbatim, but well worth another listen. Her voice is unique...no one else could have performed this audiobook. Her voice is a character in itself. The book is filled with unexpected twists and turns...much like life, but Maysoon's life makes mine seem bland in comparison. Her perseverence, her unfailing positive perspective in even the most challenging situations is a lesson we all can take away. The story does tend to drag a bit especially towards the end ..that could probably have been edited down a bit, but just listening to her voice was engaging enough to sustain my attention. By the way, I'm a Speech Pathologist, so I know how hard it was for her to record this or even get to the point where she could. I came away from this audiobook with tremendous respect for this woman.

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YOU ARE AWESOME!

I'm 50 but I want to be just like you when I grow up or get younger...whichever comes first!

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