Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One Man's Music by Vince Bell

Subtitle: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell.

This man is amazing. He has a talent with words and he has overcome odds that would have overwhelmed almost anyone else.

He begins with the story of his career as a songwriter and singer, which is entertaining and not all sane. He's an accomplished songwriter and has major country artists singing his work (like Lyle Lovett) and life is looking good.

Then he's in a horrific traffic accident - a drunk hits his car and puts both Vince and his wife in the hospital. Vince's injuries are so extreme they don't know if he will live. His own family members don't recognize him. And his brain injury is debilitating.

The doctor's prognosis is not good. Not much is known about brain injuries, but most people don't recover all the abilities they had previously. And Vince's injury is worse than most.

He has to learn how to do everything all over again. He ignores the doctors and works on rehabilitating what he has left of his body. It's a long, hard struggle. But he didn't become a songwriter because he gives up easily...

He just recently did a benefit concert in Sante Fe, NM, for the Brain Injury Advisory Council of New Mexico, so you can see he's still fighting and still doing good!

This is an extraordinary story and a great read - I highly recommend it.

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, please leave a comment on this blog and email me at info NOSPAM @bookfaerie.com (take the spaces and NOSPAM out) and tell me your name and address and why you'd like to read the book. I'll choose a winner in about one week.

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