Author Jim Cecil’s new book “Challenges Accepted: Twenty-Four Hours to Live?” is a compelling memoir detailing an eventful life and the myriad challenges he has overcome

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Recent release “Challenges Accepted: Twenty-Four Hours to Live?” from Page Publishing author Jim Cecil is a poignant autobiography recounting the troubled childhood marked by an alcoholic and abusive father who ultimately abandoned his family, the nervous breakdown of his mother, which left him and his brother alone in the world while still in high school, and the diverse array of serious medical conditions that marked his adult years.

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Jim Cecil is a Tennessee native and avid collector of die-cast models of World War II fighter planes who is retired from the University of Virginia and now lives with his wife, Pat, at Lake Monticello near Charlottesville. He has published his latest book “Challenges Accepted: Twenty-Four Hours to Live?”: an inspiring reflection on the often-daunting challenges through which he has persevered and triumphed over the course of an eventful and well-lived life.

The author writes, “Greetings. It is my pleasure to introduce you to ‘Challenges Accepted’. During my life, I have been blessed in many ways, but I have also had to overcome an exceptional amount of adversity. These many trials and tribulations happened at different ages and for different reasons. Just a few examples would include losing my parents at a young age, having to work two jobs to survive, and graduating from college at the age of sixty-eight.

Also, since 2003, I have suffered from debilitating illnesses, including five heart attacks and being paralyzed from the waist down. One doctor described me as being immortal, and another one told my family that I would be dead within twenty-four hours if an infection in my blood system could not be located. My medical history from one hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, is over six hundred pages long.

However, ‘Challenges Accepted’ is not just about my misfortunes. What is more important is how I grew stronger with each hardship and was able to recover from tragedies. Please join me as I travel back along my journey of life. It is my hope that you will be inspired by my book and it will help you overcome the hardships that you may encounter in your life.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jim Cecil’s engrossing book is a heartwarming memoir and an inspiring portrait of courage, determination, and perseverance.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Challenges Accepted: Twenty-Four Hours to Live?” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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