Adversity Builds Character

Adversity Builds Character

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From an early age, author Tom Ufert can remember his grandmother proclaiming that adversity builds character. At the time, he didna€™t completely understand what it meanta€”or know that he would actually live it. In Adversity Builds Character, Ufert shares the events that altered and shaped his life and shows how, with Goda€™s help, he was able to survive, thrive, and inspire others. In this memoir, he narrates his life story and tells about the adversity he has faceda€”his mothera€™s early divorces; the breakdown of his relationship with his sister; his adoption by family friends; his mothera€™s illness and murder; his contact with a predatory pedophile; his questioning of his own sexuality, bisexuality, and eventual acceptance of being gay; alcoholism and sexual addiction; diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and HIV; and paralysis from a car accident. Revealing, honest, painful, and tender, Adversity Builds Character communicates the power of the human spirit to overcome the trials of modern life. It shows how Uferta€™s suffering paved the way for a deep appreciation for life and Goda€™s role in the world.That night I saw my first naked man, had my first homosexual contact, and experienced my first mutual a€œhand job. ... There were times when my libido was so overpowering that I actually encouraged and plotted situations to ensure sexualanbsp;...

Title:Adversity Builds Character
Author:Tom Ufert
Publisher:iUniverse - 2012-10-04


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