Remarkable New Memoir of HIV/AIDS Survivor Inspires Readers

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Brave author Gary J. Mello shares his incredible and death-defying struggles against disease.

HIV or AIDS survivor Gary J. Mello shares his daring and courageous story of struggle and survival in his newly-released novel, Pushing The Limit. He shows how he, indeed, pushed himself to the limits by enduring the mental, physical and emotional terror of the deadly and highly sensationalized disease called HIV/ AIDS.

Filled with a life of misery and anomaly, Mello was introduced to drug addiction and alcoholism at a very young and fragile age. Eventually, these self-destructive behaviors escalated. As he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, he was introduced to a new world, one where he is expected to defend his country no matter what. However, in his service, he not only had to deal with making other people understand why he had juvenile felonies, he also had to endure abusive officers who emotionally and physically beat him. What he thought was already a life of hell turned into something more nightmarish. He was not prepared for what awaits him for in the next eighteen years, he would suffer the horrors of HIV/AIDS.

An honest and provocative journal of one man’s unconventional journey, Pushing The Limit is written for adults, drug addicts, and HIV/AIDS victims. Through the glories of self-empowerment, readers will be taken to the ultimate wisdom of concrete faith and courage.

This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, on November 2 to 5, 2011.
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About the Author
Gary J. Mello is a motor-cross and cross-country dirt bike racer. He does this out of a commitment to empower others. Due to his experience as an HIV/ AIDS survivor since 1992 and from being a proud veteran who served his country in the Marine Corps, he stays committed to empowering people. For many years he has been dealing with the illness and his persevering attitude and passion for racing he has prevailed. In 2004, Mello was nearly taken out of racing by a near fatal collision with another competitor. After an unexpected and long recovery, fueled by his love of life and love of the sport, he returned to racing and claimed the Over 30 Fall Series Championship title in 2007. He is currently racing in the Grand National Cross Country circuit.

Pushing The Limit * by Gary J. Mello
Try Anything For One More Day
Publication Date: December 14, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 435 pages; 978-1-4568-3329-9
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 435 pages; 978-1-4568-3330-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-3331-2

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