"Get ready to savor one of the most powerful autobiographies I have ever read. It's all here: love, faith, family and the abiding power of hope in the face of disappointment and loss. If you needed a primer to guide you through the travails of life, only to look up and find the silver linings, this is the only book you need ever read on the subject. Phillip Timp's story begins in the mid 1950's in the green fields of Wisconsin, where he is born into a big family. Athletic, curious, and fun loving, Phillip has a happy childhood. One day, fate takes a terrible turn soon after the Timps move to the mountains of southwest Virginia, where they become part of a new extended family, the good people of the Appalachians. Phil becomes a journalist, falls in love, and marries his true love. You can not imagine what joy and pain lies in wait for them. Phil tells the story of resilience on the path to joy that will fill your heart and shore up your spirit. Whether you are a family member, a friend, a medical professional, or a patient with ALS, you will find wisdom, truth, beauty and hope on these pages. Phillip is an amazing writer, speaker, and rabble rouser. He brings his unvarnished and honest self fully to these pages, but with a sense of humor and just enough grace notes to assure you that he is listening to a higher power and gaining strength in the process. Project Main Street, the ALS support foundation, found Phil and, in celebration of a great life and in the hope of inspiring others, served as publisher of his story. You will return to these pages time and time again. It's that good; it's that resplendent. Phil's story celebrates tenacity in the face of challenges and delivers the ultimate message that life is to be lived fully in every moment, with every day spent in gratitude and love. Life is a gift and Phil unwraps it for all to see. I can not recommend this story highly enough." Adriana Trigiani Bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife
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A graduate of Washington and Lee University and resident of Virginia, Phillip J. Timp was an award-winning journalist, a national motivational speaker, Executive Director of a nonprofit disabilities foundation and the Senior Vice President of a public relations firm, The Corporate Image. A runner of more than 40,000 miles, Phillip lives in Bristol, VA and has been married to wife Cindy for 34 years and has three adult children: Beth, Katie and Joseph.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 282 pages. 9.61x6.69x0.64 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1492101141