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Chronicles Brockovich's life, discussing her marriages, divorces, and children; her battle on behalf of the residents of Hinkley, California; and the aftermath of the fame she received due to the movie portraying her story.
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"Take It from Me brings us the greatest of Erin Brockovich's accomplishments in the lesson that no one starts at the top, and we all have to find the power inside to create lasting change and empowering results."--Anthony Robbins, Author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power
Thanks to the Oscar-winning movie, "Erin Brockovich" is a household name. But before the money, the movie, and the fame, there was simply Erin Brockovich. Every fairy tale has its villains, heroes, and lessons to be learned, and Erin's story is no different. But unlike most fairy tales, Erin's story is too good not to be true. In Take It From Me, Erin shares her most personal challenges, and shows how anyone no matter how down and out can call on the inner strength that lies within us all 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 Erin 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 fiber 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. She shares her achievements and continuing struggles with life's adversities to offer readers valuable lessons for reaching their full potential no matter how dire the circumstances. Refreshing and inspiring Take It From Me illuminates a path to empowerment, self-satisfaction, and happiness anyone can follow.About the Author:
Erin Brockovich is the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning movie that bears her name. Today, she continues her 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 has a television talk show in development.
Marc Eliot is a New York Times bestselling celebrity collaborator. He has coauthored numerous books including Kato Kaelin: The Whole Truth, Down 42nd Street: Sex, Money, Politics, the Mob, and Disney at the Crossroads of the World, and Barry White: Love Unlimited.
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