Author Hussain M. Al-Abbas Chronicles a Saudi Arabian’s Journey to Becoming the Ultimate Survivor in His Engaging New Book

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Enlisting in a forty-day island adventure is a challenge but winning the entire game is an unprecedented achievement

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“Outwit, outplay, outlast.” That’s the challenging motto of “Survivor”, the reality television game show format produced in many countries throughout the world. But Journey of a Dream by author Hussain M. Al-Abbas is not entirely about this celebrated reality show, but focuses on how a common Saudi Arabian citizen, despite many obstacles, accomplished a dream to participate in the game and braves to become the ultimate survivor—the last man standing on the island and wins the title of “Sole Survivor”.

This book unleashes the spirit of a champion still rejoicing for its victory deep within the author—the winner that outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted the rest to prove that dreaming and reaching for it is not for the fainthearted but for those who believe that they are capable of achieving it and who never give up. Pressed between the covers of this book is Al-Abbas’ glorious story of how he pursued and accomplished his dream to participate in the famous “Survivor” reality television game show. In his pages, he describes the thrilling details of the 40-day adventure on the remote island leading to his ultimate success of winning the entire challenge and becoming “Survivor of the Middle East”, for being the last person standing on the island. The book also highlights behind-the-scenes accounts of his Survivor experience.

Al-Abbas lived it all, growing up in a very poor town and made it to the top. His story is a solid proof that a dream worth reaching is accomplished when the dreamer doesn’t give up. This book will inspire readers about setting goals and be determined to achieve it—overcoming obstacles is only a measure of desire for the targeted goal.

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About the Author
Hussain M. Al-Abbas is a Saudi Arabian Citizen who grew up in a little poor town, Najran, located in the far south of Saudi Arabia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Spatial Information Engineering from the University of Maine (USA) and a master’s degree in Geodetic Science from the Ohio State University (USA). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is currently working in the largest oil company of the world, Saudi Aramco. Al-Abbas is the winner of the Survivor Experience, Middle East version, which was aired to vast Middle East viewers on the LBC TV channel in 2005. He won the grand prize of $100,000 and is the current holder of the title ‘Survivor of the Middle East’. Besides winning Survivor show, Hussain also participated and won the grand prize ($250,000) of another famous TV show, Deal or No Deal. Also, Al-Abbas recently played the role of the presenter for another adventure-reality TV show called Eish-Sahari translated to Living the Desert) on the Saudi Arabian main television station; the show consisted of thirty episodes. Also, Al-Abbas is a well-known toastmaster champion in Saudi Arabia, where he won the international speech contest for his region for two years, 2009 and 2011. One of the two winning speeches was about his experience on Survivor.
Journey of a Dream * by Hussain M. Al-Abbas
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Trade Paperback; $29.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4691-4756-7
Trade Hardback; $49.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4691-4757-4
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-4758-1
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

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