With great pleasure I wish to announce you can now purchase my teenage memoir Off Balanced for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. For the official press release head over to http://www.zacharyfenell.com and click the “Off Balanced Press Release 12-14” icon. Like the press release mentions Off Balanced the book explores how having cerebral palsy influenced me socially as a teenager. I really want to reach discouraged teenagers with disabilities and inspire them to view their handicaps positively so they can live fulfilling youths.
Overall all people with disabilities should be able to relate to Off Balanced. As disability advocate Anita Cameron points out in her feedback from the advance review copy I sent her “Every child with a disability takes that journey to self that Zachary took; some having nearly completed it in early adulthood and some, though in middle age, who have barely begun it.” Youth speaker Tony Bartoli who also received an advance copy commented “I believe this book is a need to get into the hands of kids, teenagers and adults. I don’t say this because I have cerebral palsy too, but rather it captures the human spirit to keep going.” Bartoli who encountered bullying as a child due to his CP now travels across the country spreading an anti-bullying message.
Between this post and my December 1st entry “Book News: Off Balanced Sneak Peak Preview Now Available” you know what some prominent figures in the disability community think. Now comes your turn! Purchase Off Balanced for the Kindle or get Off Balanced for the Nook today and let me know your thoughts.