Nelson Lauver Most UnLikely to Succeed

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Most UnLikely to Succeed

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Most Unlikely to Succeed blends humor, storytelling, irony, and raw emotion as it offers inspiration and shares such powerful life lessons as:

Finding the strength to get back up after being knocked down
Moving past your fears and discovering your voice
Learning to champion your own cause
Believing in yourself when no one else does
Overcoming insurmountable obstacles

Life in idyllic 1960s McAlisterville, Pennsylvania seems so promising to young Nelson Lauver. But undiagnosed dyslexia soon turns hope and optimism into struggle and shame as he falls far behind in school and is branded lazy.

Confused, angry, and determined not to be the dumb kid, he chooses instead to become the bad kid-ending up a loner at odds with the world and with himself.

Nelson resigns himself to being hopelessly different and joins the ranks of millions of Americans who try to hide their inability to read and write.

At age 29, a chance encounter leads to a diagnosis of dyslexia and a profound rebirth. Ironically, the boy who was afraid to have anyone hear him try to read launches a new career as a writer, broadcaster and speaker.

An estimated 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from a learning disability.
14 percent of American adults are considered functionally illiterate.
More than personalizing these sobering statistics, this uplifting memoir goes beyond one man's account of rising above a learning disability.

Most Unlikely to Succeed is an inspirational story that will speak eloquently and profoundly to anyone who has ever struggled to be heard, to be understood, or to make his or her way in the world.

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About the Author:

For the past 15 years, Nelson Lauver has been a syndicated broadcaster, writer, speaker, humorist, award-winning narrator, and advocate. He is known to radio listeners across the country for The American Storyteller Radio Journal-a daily four-minute slice of the American experience, broadcast on radio stations across the United States and via the Internet. He is a highly-regarded speaker amongst corporate audiences, educators, associations, government agencies, civic organizations and disability groups, acclaimed for sharing his own story as a way to help others reach their potential.

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