Humberto Gurmilan’s First Book “From My Chair” is Inspiring, Potent Memoir of Extraordinary Perseverance

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New book from Page Publishing “From My Chair” by Humberto “Beto” Gurmilan is an unforgettable journey of overcoming near-impossible odds to achieve a life of success, love and abundance.

Beto’s story is, without a doubt, a must-read for anyone who needs to be reminded of the astonishing fact that the human soul doesn’t break – it bounces.

Humberto “Beto” Gurmilan, a well-known sports anchor for Telemundo TV in San Diego, has completed his first book “From My Chair”: a gripping and potent memoir of perseverance, desire, and overcoming near-impossible odds to achieve a life of success and abundance.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Mr. Gurmilan’s poignant tale begins at precisely the moment his dreams seemed all but shattered. Paralyzed after a surfing accident at age 15, readers are ushered on a staggeringly raw, honest and personal journey that follows Mr. Gurmilan on his path of physical, emotional and spiritual restoration. Along the way, Mr. Gurmilan shares transformative insights on love, pain, success, loss, and the keys to rebuilding a shattered life -- one day, and one dream, at a time.

“Frankly, I never planned to write a book about my life,” commented Mr. Gurmilan. “The way I saw it, my life itself was a book. I was content to share my story with those around me who could gain something from my experiences and insights. But after a while, more and more people began to encourage me to write a book. And so I just felt that it was something I had to do. I wanted to reach, touch and inspire more people, and this was the best way to do that.”

When asked why he wanted to publish Mr. Gurmilan’s book, Stephen Matthews of Page Publishing quickly pointed out that it wasn’t a matter of want – it was a matter of must.

“Beto’s story is, without a doubt, a must-read for anyone who needs to be reminded of the astonishing fact that the human soul doesn’t break – it bounces,” commented Mr. Matthews. “This is not your typical `overcoming obstacles’ account. This is something much deeper, and immensely more powerful and moving. Beto’s story is uplifting in the literal sense of the word: readers actually feel empowered by its wisdom, and capable of seeing their obstacles and challenges in a new light. Though he’ll never say this himself, Beto is a hero – not just because he’s overcome incredible odds to achieve a life of success and abundance, but because he’s so generously shared a blueprint for others to follow.”

From My Chair is Mr. Gurmilan’s first book. And while he is “forcing himself” to take a break from writing so that he can continue focusing on his broadcasting career, he admits that there’s at least one more book on the horizon.

“The writing process was, paradoxically, both energizing and exhaustive,” noted Mr. Gurmilan. “And while I’m very glad that the book is finished and can be shared with millions of people around the world, there’s still so much more I’d like to say, and many experiences that I think people will find informative and inspiring. I can’t say when the second book will emerge, but let’s just say it’ll be sooner, instead of later.”

Readers who wish to experience an inspiring and potent memoir of extraordinary perseverance can purchase From My Chair at

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at media(at)pagepublishing(dot)com or 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create -- not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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