Great Failures of the Extremely Successful

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Over 60 first-hand, heartfelt, inspirational stories, from international personalities as well as Everyman and Everywoman--each bearing a message: Embrace adversity! These motivational personal accounts recall the heartbreaks, wrong moves, flops, botched opportunities and rejections that ultimately led to triumph. The contributors, who offer stories, reflections, anecdotes and quotes about how they turned ""I Can't"" into ""I Will"" include: * Basketball great Bill Walton * Humanist Jane Goodall * R & B Legend Teddy Pendergrass * Paralympic champion Jamie Goldman * Humorist Steve Allen * Advocate Erin Brockovich * Coaching legend John Wooden * Punk Rocker Billy Idol * Former Texas Governor Ann Richards * Computer game innovator Nolan Bushnell * Comedienne Julia Sweeney * Actor Tony Curtis * Author Clive Cussler * Writer and director Garry Marshall

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Steve Young is a multi-talented writer and motivational speaker. In addition to writing for The Tonight Show, his articles have appeared in major newspapers and national magazines. He is winner of the 2000 Prism Award, recognizing his ability to blend entertainment with important social issues. Mr. Young resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Diana, and their children, Casey and Kelly.

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