In life and about how he works hard and fights these issues and does very well in life and ends up becoming the Fascinating to learn about the author s personal growth through some difficult circumstances in childhood and his strength to fight through hardships It s an uplifting read A good read and certainly a tale of hope and resilience in the face of great adversity One thing which bothered me though is the distance between the author and the subject matter I would have liked emotional depth et the tone was almost matter of fact even in the most arrowing parts Still I recommend it uite the inspirational book the first three uarters of it anyway So nice to hear someone able to pick themselves up from the dustheap and change their life for the better No poor me This is an inspirational book about someone who has seen some of the lowest low points in life and has also experienced a great amount of success A great read. Usiness that developed into the Second Cup coffee chain Over the ears his philanthropic activities extended to AIDS fundraising child literacy in the Third World and landmine removal His message is simple HOPE VISION ACTIO.
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Ooze process It must have been a lot harder than simply deciding to changeMind ou I have not one iota of the salesperson talents of Mr O Dea I ll content myself with the thought that I make the world a better place in my own small ways I ve released the book to Little Free Library 2973 and someone borrowed it almost immediately thereafter I hope they enjoy it I had higher hopes for this book It was written in a really disjointed fashion with a lot of name dropping and what felt like narcissistic preeningI don t feel like I learned anything about his road to recovery or the Second Cup business model which were the two things that made me pick up the book Very honest A great read I found this book most inspiring Frank O Dea went from the streets to fame on his own and I find that his life missions are fabulous Helping others do the same a brilliant book about a man who suffers from sexual assault and has to suffer a lot. E began drinking at an early age and was soon destitute living in degradation on the streets of Toronto By way of a sympathetic employer the Salvation Army and Alcoholics Anonymous O’Dea uit drinking and started a small
I loved the first half of this book but the second half felt slow and preachy The second half was very politically and bogged down by a lot of unessential details about dinners galas fundraising start ups etc It was a fantastic book that grabbed my attention right away at the start but I finished this book in two sittings It was a uick read but what an amazing story I was both inspired and dismayed Inspired by the fact that someone so down on their luck could be begging on the street for 99 cents for his next bottle of wine and 50 cents for the flophouse failing which he is sleeping on the streets and then pulling up his bootstraps ends up hobnobbing with celebs and world leaders successful in business and making the world a better place I was dismayed to realize I ve done nothing remotely as successful despite not having been rolling in the gutterI would have appreciated about the getting off the street and kicking the For entrepreneur Frank O’Dea it was a long road from street life to the high life Born in Montreal to an upper middle class family Frank’s life took a downturn as a oung man when he was sexually assaulted by a priest