True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life

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True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life

Format:  Hardcover,

276 pages

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780306820366

ISBN-10: 0306820366

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On television, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demigod; in his real life, a sudden health crisis left him partially blind and incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old. Yet since appearances are everything in Hollywood, he hid the full details about his condition from the press and continued to film "Hercules," which was the number one TV series in the world. In this inspiring memoir, Sorbo shares the story of the crisis that ultimately redefined his measure of success.

"True Strength" is the story of transformation, persistence, and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Sorbo reflects on his childhood in Minnesota and his early acting days in Hollywood, to his charmed life as television's beloved Hercules, and where he is today. He recounts the onset of his symptoms, his frightening hospitalization, and his arduous path to recovery. With this honest account of personal tragedy and triumph, Sorbo aims to blaze a trail for those who have ever suffered acute illness or a serious setback in life and are now struggling to find their way back.

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Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780306820366
ISBN-10: 0306820366
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 276
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Demigod
Minnesota Boy
Cold Feet
Mr. Wrong
Superman
Paperwork
Half-God
Prince Hercules
The Voice
Prince Charming (Sam Sorbo)
Sidelined (Sam Sorbo)
Strange
Ice Cream
Terrified (Sam Sorbo)
Whatever You Think
Showtime
Titanic
Out of the Fire
Second Time Around
Revelations
Too Much Work (Sam Sorbo)
Mourning
The Good News
Building a Bridge
ALong Walk Spoiled
Rehab
No Parking
Breathe
To Be or Not to Be
The Shadow Knows
Relationship (Bruce Campbell)
Hercules Again
Scrambling (Eric Gruendemann)
Quinn
The Wedding (Sam and Kevin)
Reality vs. TV
Action Hero (Michael Hurst)
Routine
Kryptonite
The Alternatives
Fear
Rage
Wholly Human
Freedom
New Frontier
A Mythic Ending
Hercules Has Left the Building
Determined (Ardis Sorbo)
Cinderella
Nothing Ventured
Magic
Grace
Small Miracles
A Legendary Journey

Book description

On television, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demigod; in his real life, a sudden health crisis left him partially blind and incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old. Yet since appearances are everything in Hollywood, he hid the full details about his condition from the press and continued to film Hercules, which was the number one TV series in the world. In this inspiring memoir, Sorbo shares the story of the crisis that ultimately redefined his measure of success.

True Strength is the story of transformation, persistence, and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Sorbo reflects on his childhood in Minnesota and his early acting days in Hollywood, to his charmed life as television’s beloved Hercules, and where he is today. He recounts the onset of his symptoms, his frightening hospitalization, and his arduous path to recovery. With this honest account of personal tragedy and triumph, Sorbo aims to blaze a trail for those who have ever suffered acute illness or a serious setback in life and are now struggling to find their way back.

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