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If at Birth You Don't Succeed - My Adventures With Disaster and Destiny

Zach Anner

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"Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he's also a great f**king writer. Wise and funny, with unfailing insight into the booby trap known as the human mind, you will hang on every word as you watch him turn his considerable intellectual gifts into a life worth envying. I like that this book has no genre, and neither does this special man."-Lena Dunham Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body is a Wonderland.") Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. If at Birth You Don't Succeed is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it's paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn't safely open a bag of Skittles, but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again, and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, "the sexiest of the palsies." Praise for Zach Anner "Zach makes you want to be a better person, with his humor and his heart and everything he's had to deal with from the time he was born

Language:

English

Length:

10h 16m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:00