Clyde Hoch’s Latest Book Chronicles a Life Confronting Challenges

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I Am a Miracle recounts his struggles coping with early poverty and military service disabilities---while offering encouragement and hard-won insights.

It is a miracle I am alive, and it’s a miracle that I have what I have today---a home, a fine family and a fulfilling career.

Award-winning author Clyde Hoch has come out with his tenth book, one which reflects upon the major disabilities he himself has faced in life. While at the same time offering hope and encouragement to others in similar situations.

I Am a Miracle makes the case for a firm belief in God, the power of a disciplined approach to life and acceptance that big challenges are a part of many if not most lives.    

Named by the publishing industry website The Authors Show as one of the Fifty Great Writers You Should Be Reading, his books benefit from insights gained as a Marine tank commander during the Vietnam War’s years of heaviest fighting. An experience which nearly killed Hoch and left him with lifelong disabilities.

This new book relates the challenges of growing up in poverty and filth, with a hoarder father and a mother who ultimately had to give up on housecleaning.

“But it was ultimately traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which stood in the way of reintegrating myself into civilian life,” says Hoch. The low point he reached, and the daily thoughts of suicide, are part of a downward cycle not uncommon among disabled war veterans, he notes.

“It is a miracle I am alive, and it’s a miracle that I have what I have today---a home, a fine family and a fulfilling career. But it demonstrates convincingly that you truly are in charge of your own life and your own future,” he notes.

He believes readers of all ages facing serious challenges can learn from and be encouraged by the words written in his book. Hoping to educate, inspire and motivate also led him to establish a non-profit group called The Veterans Brotherhood---to take homeless veterans off the streets and provide somewhere to turn to for help. A portion of book profits help fund this endeavor.

His new book is available on Amazon.

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