Becky Alexander Reflects on Life With One Arm in New Memoir

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Author shares inspirational stories of perseverance and optimism in "One Smile, One Arm".

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“My limitation may put their limitations into perspective – maybe theirs aren’t so bad after all. Or even if their limitations are worse, they can see the need and benefit of fighting to overcome them.”

Becky Alexander shares the unique challenges of living with one arm and how she faces each day with courage, determination and a smile in her new collection of memoirs, “One Smile, One Arm: Life Experiences with One Arm” (published by WestBow Press).

Alexander invites readers to experience life with one arm through 25 heartwarming stories in “One Smile, One Arm.” They span a variety of life stages – birth and infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and parenthood – and describe how she coped with the various limitations during each. In “Dumbest Question,” she is asked if she’s right-handed or left-handed. In “Friday Night Lights,” Alexander’s father manufactures a prosthetic hand using the mechanism from an ice scooper, and a U.S. congressman comes to her aid when her prosthetic arm activates security alarms in “Capitol Hill.”

“Everybody has a limitation or a challenge of some kind. Seeing me overcome mine and live a full, adventurous life can inspire others to fight harder to overcome their limitations and challenges,” Alexander writes. “My limitation may put their limitations into perspective – maybe theirs aren’t so bad after all. Or even if their limitations are worse, they can see the need and benefit of fighting to overcome them.”

“One Smile, One Arm”
By Becky Alexander
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781449796068
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781449796051
E-Book | ISBN 9781449796044
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Becky Alexander was born with one arm. She has faced unique challenges at each stage of life with a smile. She is married with two children and serves as the executive pastor of Crosspoint Community Church in Decatur, Ala. “One Smile, One Arm” is Alexander’s first full-length book, although her work has been published in magazines, educational materials and devotionals. She blogs her life experiences at http://www.beckyalexander.tv.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in indie book publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

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