Regardless of your religion, develop a strong sense of faith and have a daily attitude of gratitude for what you have in life. Believe that there is a divine purpose to your life and know that there is power in prayer.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 4, 2009
Since childhood, Douglas Wallace, author of “Everything Will Be All Right” released on October 1, 2009 by Greenleaf Book Group, was determined to free himself from the cycle of poverty that had strangled his family for generations. Wallace chose to write about the lessons of his childhood to show others that it is possible to turn hopelessness into hope and failure into success. Doug maintains a blog at http://www.dougwallace.net/.
Everything Will Be All Right, by Douglas Wallace, has been awarded the prestigious Indie Bound Next List Notable by the American Booksellers Association for the month of December 2009 in the category of nonfiction. With tens of thousands of authors vying for recognition in the publishing world, the Indie Bound Next List is a prize sought after by America’s most well known authors. The winners of this highly valued prize are chosen by the votes of bookstore retailers throughout the United States. The objective of the Indie Next List is to identify new releases that have the potential to be the next bestseller. Everything Will Be All Right has been ranked by Amazon in the top 100 selling memoirs for 45 days since its release date of October 1, 2009.
Wallace’s book tells the story of a troubled childhood locked in the stranglehold of poverty that had enchained his family for generations. He writes about how the lessons of that experience enabled him to build one of the nation’s largest law firms.
Says one reviewer on Amazon: “This book is amazing! It's hard to imagine the lives of the families living in ‘generational poverty,’ yet Douglas Wallace paints a horrifyingly honest, yet very loving, picture of his own life. It is the story of a man who (through his deep faith, strength of character, sheer determination, focus, and hard work) was able to pull himself up and out of his family's conditions. It details his journey to join and master ‘mainstream society.’ An inspirational memoir that has lessons for everyone.”
Similarly, another reviewer on Amazon adds: "We've all had those experiences where we knew everything would have been all right, had it not been for [fill in the blank]. Douglas Wallace has shown that in fact there aren't any blanks to be filled in--we are the only ones who can control our lives and our souls. It isn't easy, especially when many of our peers start off with numerous advantages. But we each make choices every day that will determine our long-term trajectory. And almost universally, choosing the more difficult course leads one closer to ultimate success. A book with this message would seem predestined to come off as preachy or, worse, insufferable. But more than anything it is a fascinating story that keeps you turning the pages to be sure the author gets the rewards you know he deserves (this is quite a literary feat, as we know from the jacket cover that he becomes wildly successful).
"Not only is this a great read, but it will change the way you view your daily challenges--rather than using them as an excuse for things going wrong, you can use them to create success in other areas. I only wish I could give it seven stars!”
Aptly titled, "Everything Will Be All Right", this 256-page, hardcover book by Greenleaf Book Group is an unforgettable rags to riches portrait of a child who starts out with nothing and climbs his way to the top. Wallace takes away the complexities, mysticism and confusion of achieving the American Dream. His raw testimony of living on the fringes of society offers lessons for today’s youth on how to stay in school and out of trouble. Its message offers parents easy lessons for keeping children focused and getting their lives back on track. Says Wallace, “One of the important lessons I learned while working my way out of poverty was that optimism will trump unimaginable hardships. Perseverance is a virtue.”
Wallace works full time for charitable causes that benefit children born into impoverished families. His blog http://www.dougwallace.net/ is devoted to highlighting attention to the unimaginable challenges faced by children living in a culture of poverty. Wallace chose to write his story of growing up in poverty as a way to call attention to the unimaginable hardships for the generationally impoverished.
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About the author: Douglas Wallace is an attorney, a successful entrepreneur and a published author. His book, “Everything Will Be All Right,” is a memoir, published by Greenleaf Book Group. Since the release date of October 1, 2009, the book has been ranked by Amazon among the top 100 selling memoirs for 45 days. Members of the media can find additional information at http://www.dougwallace.net on the Media Page. Click to for finding an Indie Book Store: http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder.