Monday, December 21, 2015

Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne with Ken Abraham

 I've always enjoyed a good biography or autobiography. There is a lot to learn about living by reading about the lives of others. Country singer Jimmy Wayne shares the horrifying story of his growing up years. This is heartbreaking stuff and I had to put the book down several times and walk away while I thought about what I'd read. This is just one boy's story. How many other children are out there in similar or worse situations? Jimmy landed in the home of an older couple who changed his life and the path he was walking in. One of the best true stories I've ever read. He overcame a lot of obstacles to get where he is today and he doesn't take any of it for granted. He has always taken the time to give back and attempt to make a difference in the lives of kids who are in the foster system.
The title of the book refers to a six-month trek he made from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness of kids in the foster system. While this is a very small part of the book, it shows his true heart.
If you are feeling stuck in a rut and are looking for more out of live then I recommend reading this book. If this man can escape his circumstances and make a difference in this world, then so can you.

This book provided for review by BookLook

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