Author and stroke survivor Adrianne G. Selbst has faced and overcome many difficulties throughout her life. In Driving for Life: A Memoir and Family History of Triumph, she shares her recollections of the adversity she experienced almost from birth.
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Despite her family and academic problems—or perhaps because of them—Selbst earned a master’s degree in counseling and served as a high school counselor for over thirty years. She was able to provide firsthand help to many students and help them rise above the troubles in their lives. When she suffered a stroke, Selbst was once again faced with challenges—and, as before, she rose above them.
Selbst’s memoir shows how it is possible to overcome the obstacles that life puts in your path and explores how the people in your life make you who you are today, influencing you and helping you to become a better person—and better able and prepared to rise above any circumstance.