Life is Magic

An Extraordinary True Story of Trauma and Transformation
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD46842
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508298717
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In the tradition of inspirational bestsellers by Glennon Doyle Melton and Brene Brown, Life Is Magic is Jon Dorenbos's extraordinary and empowering true story of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles.You may know him as an NFL All-Pro or as a world-class magician who made the finals of America's Got Talent. But Jon Dorenbos says that what he does is not who he is. Who he is is someone forced, at the most tender of ages, to coach himself into turning tragedy to triumph.One morning in August 1992, when Jon was twelve years old and living a seemingly idyllic childhood in suburban Seattle, he woke up for baseball camp. His dad waved good-bye. Later that day, Jon heard the news: His father had murdered his mother in the family's three-car garage. In an instant, his life had shattered. He'd been essentially orphaned.Thrust into foster care while his father stood trial for murder, Jon struggled. Left to himself, he discovered an unlikely escape performing magic tricks. If you found a way to alter your reality, after your dad-your hero-killed your mom, wouldn't you cling to it, too? Then came football, which provided a release for all of his pent-up anger. Together, magic and football saved him, leading to fourteen NFL seasons on the gridiron and raucous sleight of hand performances to packed houses across the globe.

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Narrator(s): Jon Dorenbos
Product Number Z100151595
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508298694
Product Number EB00755121
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781982101268

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