I just completed reading the epic biography. It is one of those books that takes you in to the story and never lets you go. It is written by Laura Hillenbrand.
The book is about the life of Louis Zamperini. He grew up as a young kid stealing shit all the time, but was set right by his brother Pete who insisted he join the track team. Louis got good and was soon breaking records. He was immensely popular at USC and people believed he would be the first person to break the four minute mile.
He went to the olympics in 1936 and shook Hitler’s hand.
Fate would have it, as we all know, WWII breaks out.
I’ll let the Amazon reviews clue you in on the rest.
What I want to say is that this story speaks to me — in terms of resilience and never giving up. Having the heart to always stay in it. It will remind you of your own self improvement journey about the ups and downs (mostly downs) that you have to endure.
You never have experienced pain, loss of dignity, and humiliation to the level of POWs that endured in Japanese prison camps.