Un Moving Four Ward

Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud

Having suffered an accident in the dorms while a student at St. John’s University, Bob became a quadriplegic. This fact, however, doesn’t keep Bob from living his life fully. This book describes some of his adventures—and challenges—along the way. This book is for anyone who has faced, is facing, or will face a difficult time in their life. Meaning: it’s for everyone. Equal parts humorous, inspirational, informative, and painfully honest. It provides ample doses of tough love, highlights the impact of a loving mother, and calls you to live the one life you’ve been given to its absolute fullest.

About Bob Bell of St. Cloud, MN

Bob Bell was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He has lived in Minnesota, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and New York. He has also traveled in thirty-eight countries. Yet he has never worked as a DJ in a strip club; consequently, he has never welcomed anyone to center stage named Ferrari or Cinnamon.

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9780878397655 0878397655 2014-05-01 176 0.00 x 6.00 x 8.90 in $14.95
E-Book 9780878399901 0878399909 2014-05-01 174 0.00 x 6.00 x 9.00 in $7.99
Hardcover 9780878397815 0878397817 2014-05-01 176 0.00 x 6.10 x 9.10 in $24.95

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