The Courage to Compete by Abbey Curran audiobook

The Courage to Compete: Living with Cerebral Palsy and Following My Dreams

By Abbey Curran , with Elizabeth Kaye
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HarperCollins 9780062363916
5.11 Hours 1
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A remarkable memoir by Miss Iowa USA Abbey Curran about living with cerebral palsy, competing in Miss USA, and her inspiring work with young women who have disabilities. Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but early on she resolved to never let it limit her. Abbey made history when she became the first contestant with a disability to win a major beauty pageant. After earning the title of Miss Iowa, she went on to compete in Miss USA. Growing up on a hog farm in Illinois, Abbey competed in local pageants despite naysayers who told her not to. After realizing her own dream, she went on to help other disabled girls achieve their goals by starting Miss You Can Do It, a national nonprofit pageant for girls and women with special needs and challenges, which became the subject of an HBO documentary with the same name. This is Abbey’s story. 

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Summary

Summary

A remarkable memoir by Miss Iowa USA Abbey Curran about living with cerebral palsy, competing in Miss USA, and her inspiring work with young women who have disabilities.

Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but early on she resolved to never let it limit her. Abbey made history when she became the first contestant with a disability to win a major beauty pageant. After earning the title of Miss Iowa, she went on to compete in Miss USA.

Growing up on a hog farm in Illinois, Abbey competed in local pageants despite naysayers who told her not to. After realizing her own dream, she went on to help other disabled girls achieve their goals by starting Miss You Can Do It, a national nonprofit pageant for girls and women with special needs and challenges, which became the subject of an HBO documentary with the same name. This is Abbey’s story. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The teenager is honest about her struggles…She exudes hope, confidence, determination, and bravery. Adolescents will be motivated to pursue their own dreams after reading this stirring title.” Library Journal
“Curran writes with a warmth and enthusiasm that…give[s] the reader a feel for her charm and gumption…Curran’s story will inspire readers to follow their dreams.” Booklist
“Debunking myths about pageant participants, she praises the sisterhood she found and the hope pageants give ‘[her] girls,’ a happy ending to a tale of accomplishment.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Abbey Curran

Author Bio: Abbey Curran

Abbey Curran, born with cerebral palsy, made history as the first person with a disability to win a major beauty pageant when she was crowned Miss Iowa in 2008, after which she competed in Miss USA. She is also the founder of Miss You Can Do It, a pageant for young women with disabilities. Curran has appeared on CBS’ Early Show, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Access Hollywood, CNN Headline News, and Fox and Friends. She graduated from Saint Ambrose University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business communications. She is currently in nursing school.

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Kaye

Author Bio: Elizabeth Kaye

Elizabeth Kaye is an award-winning journalist who has written several books on subjects ranging from the Los Angeles Lakers to the American Ballet Theatre. Her most recent book, Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic, rose to number one on the Amazon and New York Times e-book bestseller lists.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English