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The Power of Adversity
Tough Times Can Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Better
Al Weatherhead, With Fred Feldman
ISBN: 9781571745620
Book (Hardcover)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5 x 7 1/2
192 pages
March 24, 2008


"The Power of Adversity is a courageous book in which legendary businessman and philanthropist Al Weatherhead describes how adversity--properly understood--can be a catalyst for powerful and meaningful personal transformation. Read it and be inspired--for yourself and for someone you love. Highly recommended." -Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, author, The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

"Overcoming adversity is no easy feat. From Al Weatherhead's perspective, adversity is simply another way of spelling opportunity. For anyone searching for a philosophy for life based on real world experience, this is the book to read. Embrace the author's approach and you will have taken a major step toward transforming the quality of your life." -Roger Cheever
Misfortune . . . Failure . . . Illness . . . It seems adversity dooms us to lives of frustration.

Not so, according to dynamic industrialist and major philanthropist Al Weatherhead. He says adversity is not a curse but a gift--and that when we embrace our problems we temper and empower ourselves to achieve unimagined success.

With insight and compassion, Weatherhead helps us understand that the question we must ask ourselves when bowled over by life's troubles is not "Why me?” but instead, "Why not me?”

In the process, this pragmatic and profound book reveals the secret to achieving a greater understanding and mastery of life by harnessing the Power of Adversity.

Al Weatherhead, chairman and CEO of Weatherhead Industries, endured wrenching family estrangement, serious arthritis and heart disease, and is a recovering alcoholic. Instead of surrendering to his adversity, he came to see it as a “blessed enemy” and leveraged it to achieve extraordinary personal and professional success. He lives with his wife, Celia, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Fred Feldman has published 17 novels and co-authored three nonfiction works in the self-improvement and how-to business genres. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
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