The Holiday Party Season has officially begun. Last night, while getting ready for Party #1, I found a TV show playing a taped interview with Christopher Reeve (post-accident). When asked what makes a hero, he said “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
I liked that he said ordinary individuals. I especially liked it because today is Giveaway Day , courtesy of Seal Press. And, the book up for grabs is all about perseverance.
Mamalita is Jessica O’Dwyer’s memoir about the overwhelming process that she and her husband went through to adopt their Guatemalan-born daughter. My favorite books are true stories. This one is really interesting, maddening, and joyous…all at the same time.
For the chance to win a free copy of the book, enter your answer to the following question in the comments area above. The winner will be selected at random and announced on The Chameleon’s Backbone on Friday. Also, check out the video below where you can hear in Jessica’s own voice about the conditions she faced during the adoption process.
Thinking about perseverance…
I would go through hell and back for ______________________.
Right now, my answer is a peanut butter and chocolate chunk cookie. Under less sugar-craving circumstances, my answer would be True Love.