New Book Takes Fresh Approach to Anti-Bullying

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‘Short-Handed’ notes power of positivity in author Bill Schultz’s triumph over tormentors.

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“My message is a positive one, a ‘proencouragement’ message. People, particularly young people, need to hear more of the positive.”

Author Bill Schultz has not known a day without severe deformities; however, when strangers looked at him differently, he knew he could turn to his family and friends for encouragement and support. To share the tumultuous journey he and his family experienced, Schultz documented his life’s trials and successes in his new book, “Short-Handed: A Young Boy’s Triumph Over Adversity” (published by WestBow Press).

This memoir speaks to readers who understand that the most difficult obstacle in living with disabilities is building the self-confidence to face uncomprehending peers and teachers. Schultz illustrates that feelings of acceptance from his friends and parents propelled his life successes and allowed him to disregard those who did not believe in him.

“The trend in schools and society right now is to deliver ‘anti-bullying’ messages, hoping it will stop that type of behavior,” Schultz says. “My message is a positive one, a ‘proencouragement’ message. People, particularly young people, need to hear more of the positive.”

Schultz’s positive outlook enabled him to be active in many sports ranging from baseball to golf, participate in his college glee club and manage multiple sports teams in high school and college. He hopes that his story can encourage others to reach for their goals and surpass conventional limitations. He invites readers to learn more at

By Bill Schultz
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781490826448
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781490826431
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781490826424
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Bill Schultz attended Rutgers University and started a career with General Electric upon graduation. Schultz helped start three church ministries, is a Little League coach, volunteers at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, and is the owner of an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of sales professionals.

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