7/21/2011

A Short Life Well Lived

CBR Review: 
OHH my word, this book needs a tissue warning, and a statement saying do not read if you have lost a child recently.  It just about tore my heart out, I cried buckets and buckets.  At one point I was crying so hard my dog came to comfort me.  All that being said, this book was so well written, I truly don't know much about Tom Sullivan, but I would say he has walked very close to the path of a parent who has lost a child, his descriptions of questioning and the anger and hurt you feel towards God was so accurate.  The story does not end happily ever after, unfortunately and you just feel the pain of this family, even though it is a work of fiction, you feel these are real characters.  I have to say this book was so hard to read, but I could NOT put it down!!  Definitely a 5 star book for me.  (tears and all)  Great job Tom Sullivan!  Thanks to Glass Road PR for sending this me book for review. No payment was received for this review!



 Short Life Well Lived
by Tom Sullivan

Brian O'Connor has spent a lifetime proving he can conquer life's trials. Despite his blindness, he's built a sold life with a loving wife, two children others say are as beautiful outside as Brian knows them to be inside, and a thriving legal career in Boston.


But hard work doesn't stave off tragedy. A truth that crashes into Brian's life when his young son is diagnosed with cancer. The long ensuing battle brings Brian to his knees as he comes to terms with his own limitations and his need for faith.

Tom Sullivan Photo About the Author

Tom Sullivan, known to many as an actor, singer, entertainer, author, and producer, lives and works by "Sullivan's Rules". Born prematurely in 1947, Tom was given too much oxygen while in an incubator. Though it saved his life, it cost him his eyesight. The "inconvenience" of being blind has never kept Tom Sullivan from competing in a world where he realized that to be equal, for him, meant that he must be better.

Over the years he's made a number of guest-starring appearances in shows such as Designing Women, Highway to Heaven, Fame, M.A.S.H., Mork & Mindy, and WKRP in Cincinnati. To create the characters and fulfill the role of a blind man on prime time, he also helped write and develop many of these stories. he gained popularity on daytime TV as a regular on Search For Tomorrow and was awarded the 1984 Governors Committee Award for his role. Tome has also been nominated twice for Emmy Awards. As a special correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America, Tom has become a regular morning fixture in millions of American homes. his touching and insightful reports give many that "you can do it" bit of inspiration to start their day. Whether it was snow skiing with his son in Colorado, or interviewing the legendary Jack Nicklaus over a few holes of golf, his reporting is memorable. He is now writing and producing for television and film. He is a bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books.

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