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  • Won’t Be Silent

  • Embracing My Superpowers of Humor and Optimism to Survive Being Second-Generation Holocaust, Coming Out, Addiction, and Endless Unbelievable Obstacles
  • By: Abe Gurko
  • Narrated by: Abe Gurko
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Won’t Be Silent

By: Abe Gurko
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In his debut memoir, Won’t Be Silent, Abe Gurko invites you to join him in celebrating a life that he calls “finally worth living.” It’s an honest, rollicking ride filled with joyous and life-affirming as well as challenging, daunting, and heartbreaking situations that he navigates with aplomb, though not always.

Abe’s bohemian odyssey kicks off in the dregs of New Jersey, sashays through the velvet ropes of Studio 54, ricochets to and from Hollywood, comes out at the Gucci store in Florence, and meanders through Mexico, Amsterdam, and halfway to heaven (or was it hell?) and back.

Armed with a razor-sharp wit, Abe has embraced the uncanny instincts and DNA passed down by parents who survived the Holocaust. Their legacy becomes his badge of honor and serves as a tribute to them. It also gives him the fortitude, confidence, and courage to rise from setbacks and heartbreaks.

Won’t Be Silent is a poignant reminder—when life throws lemons, those challenges don’t define us. We can embrace our better angels and maintain our dignity and integrity because, in the end, that’s what really matters.

©2024 Abe Gurko (P)2024 Abe Gurko

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Beautiful Journey

Amazing! Very well constructed and presented. Abe can paint scenes in your head with his words. Being able to follow the ups, downs and his never-ending perseverance, is inspiring.
5/5 Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Thank you for sharing your life’s journey!! Highly recommend.

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Mystery Maven

Far from my usual genre, but so glad I took the plunge. I follow Abe on social media and have always been impressed with his posts. This book, top shelf. Honest, sincere, funny and well worth the listen. I highly recommend this author/narrator. Thank you Abe!

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Won't be silent

I loved his political views 💯 i identify with childhood.
I enjoyed his sense of humor & the sound of his voice kept my attention. Loved the whole book.

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Won’t Be Silent - A Wonderful Reminder

There are moments when stories hit - for a reason. This memoir, penned against the backdrop of his parents’ Holocaust survival, isn’t just a necessary one…but reminds us that trauma, and a legacy of “otherness” is an unwelcome inheritance, passed down from one generation to the next. There are too many reasons why I liked this book, and were anyone to live the life Abe has lived thus far - they too would have an obligation to share it! Funny, insightful, inspiring, heart-wrenching (and affirming)…I for one, can’t wait for all the sidebars and “but that’s a story for another time” tidbits to find their way into a subsequent collection of reminiscences and Abe-ventures! I laughed, I cried, it was WAY better than “Cats”!

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Resilience and Humour

A great book and story, listened to it in one day. Abe’s revealing tale is inspiring and fascinating. A great take on life, struggles, resilience, persistence, love, faith, and honor. Highly recommend.

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Perseverance making us safer.

I laughed, got angry so I cried tears of sadness but also of happiness. This audio book is a history of how America handled the excesses of the 80’s to the culture divide of the recent decade. Abe’s voice puts a tingle in my toes, that is a good thing! Abe is a voice for his heritage, his sexual preference but most of all, he is voice for us all on how we must unite against evil. :)

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Inspiring!

This book is raw, funny, sad and uplifting!! Highly recommend! Abe’s narration adds so much to the stories of his life. I can’t wait for the next one.

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