In this book, the real Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning film) shares her most personal challenges and shows how all of us, no matter how down-and-out, can call on our inner strength to achieve success. In a battle that climaxed with an astounding quarter-billion-dollar settlement, the drama that led up to Erin's victory was one that began when she was a little girl suffering from dyslexia, shyness, difficulties at school and a taste for the wild side of life. The journey she took from Kansas to California led her down a road of self-realization, self-improvement and self-empowerment. Drawing on the moral fibre of her heartland childhood, her inner strength - often her only resource - helped her beat overwhelming odds and overcome painful obstacles such as dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships and loneliness. Erin here shares her achievements and continuing struggles, in order to offer readers valuable lessons in reaching their full potential, regardless of the circumstances. "Take It From Me" aims to illuminate a path to empowerment, success, self-satisfaction and happiness that anyone can follow.
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She was struggling single mother of three.
She exposed one of the worst cases of corporate pollution in America.
She helped win a quarter-billion-dollar legal settlement.
Imagine what she can do for you.
Famous and still fighting, wherever Erin goes people ask, "How did you do it? How did you change your life?" In Take It from Me, Erin reveals how she developed the determination to push forward against the enormous challenges in her way.
"It is as challenging a task to comment on Erin Brockovich as it was to portray her.... She is kind, and she is tireless. Erin is inspiring, and I know the world to be a better place because she is in it."--Julia Roberts
"[An] amazingly upbeat memoir."--Us Weekly
"Her story is absorbing and her advice down-to-earth, accessible and heartfelt. . . . As motivational self-help books go, this one is right up there with the best."--Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
Erin Brockovich is the real-life inspiration behind the Oscar-winning movie that bears her name. Today she continues to do legal work as a director of environmental research and is involved in consulting on numerous toxic waste investigations. Brockovich is active on the motivational speaking circuit, with a thriving lecture series and a television talk show in development. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Marc Eliot is the New York Times best-selling author of several biographies and books on popular culture, including Down 42nd Street, The Whole Truth, Down Thunder Road, and Rockonomics. He has cowritten with Barry White, Vicki Lawrence, Roy Clark and others, and divides his time between Hollywood and New York City.
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