Living With No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah Galloway

Living With No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier by Noah GallowayLiving with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier Published by Center Street on August 23rd, 2016
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Inspirational, humorous, and thought provoking, Noah Galloway’s LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his “new normal” after losing his arm and leg in combat, Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds.

Noah’s gripping story is a shining example that with laughter, and the right amount of perspective, you can tackle anything. Whether it be overcoming injury, conquering the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, or taking the next steps forward in life with his young family – Noah demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses.

When I heard about this book, it struck a chord with me because I really wanted to know more about Noah Galloway. While I had seen him on Dancing With The Stars, I had only heard a small portion of Noah Galloway’s real story. 

I was happy that this wasn’t one of those books that was hard to read. I mean, it wasn’t always upbeat and there’s really some hard stuff included – what I mean is that it was well written and didn’t lag anywhere and at times it was even humorous. The story kept moving and readers learned about the amazing journey of a regular guy who pushed himself to be more than he ever was before.

Noah Galloway is a military hero who shares how on December 19, 2005, just three months into his second tour of duty, he lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was transported to Germany to receive medical treatment and remained unconscious for five days. When Noah Galloway woke up on Christmas Eve, he learned that he had lost two of his limbs and sustained severe injuries to his right leg and jaw.

Galloway spent a lot of time in recovery and rehabilitation and began to withdraw, feeling depressed and becoming out of shape.  As a former athlete, he found himself drinking, smoking and sleeping all day. He finally took a long look at himself and realized he had to pull himself together, get back in shape, be healthier and inspire others.  He shares how these injuries have forced him to relearn how to live–and live to the fullest. 

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Noah Galloway shares with readers his story of success and failure, courage and weakness, tears and triumphs. This book isn’t about overcoming physical injuries, it’s about Noah’s decision to fight the battles of surviving in the real world and won, and how he is now LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES.

I received a complimentary copy of Noah Galloway’s book from the Hachette Group in exchange for this, my very honest review. Thank you Hachette Group! 

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