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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Review: Limitless by Mallory Weggemann

by Mallory Weggemann
with Tiffany Yecke Brooks

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and TLC Book Tours for this copy.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish Date: March 2, 2021
272 Pages
Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction, Autobiography

The Paralympic gold-medalist, world champion swimmer, ESPY winner, and NBC Sports commentator uses her extraordinary story to equip others to meet whatever challenges they face in life.

On January 21, 2008, a routine medical procedure left Mallory Weggemann paralyzed from her waist down. Less than two years later, Mallory had broken eight world records, and by the 2012 Paralympic Games, she held fifteen world records and thirty-four American records. Two years later a devastating fall severely damaged her left arm, yet Mallory refused to give up. After two reconstructive surgeries and extended rehab, she won two golds and a silver at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. And perhaps most significantly, she found confidence, independence, and persevering love as she walked down the aisle on her wedding day.

Mallory's extraordinary resilience and uncompromising commitment to excellence are rooted in her resolve, perseverance, and sheer grit. In this remarkable new book, Mallory shares the lessons she learned by pushing past every obstacle, expectation, and limitation that stood in her way, including the need to:

redefine limitations;
remember that healing is not chronological;
be willing to fail;
and embrace your comeback.
Mallory's story reminds us that whatever circumstances we face, we have the capacity to face down whatever challenges, labels, or difficulties confront us--and to do so on our own terms. 

My Review:

I am always fascinated and so impressed with people who take the hard ingredients life throws at them and turns them into their favorite meals.  Terrible analogy but I'm sticking with it. (I shouldn't write reviews before coffee.)  

Weggemann is so inspirational.  She wakes up unexpectedly paralyzed from the waist down from a routine surgery.  She channels her competitive swimming spirit and breaks records in the Paralympic Games.  Then has to go through surgeries and rehab from damaging her arm and from there continues to win swimming competitions.  There's NOTHING that will hold her back.  She even ended up WALKING down the aisle on her wedding day.  Now, you would think this would sum up the book and to an extent it does.  But what you need to consider is just how hard it was to get through each one of these stages.  These lessons are hard learned but she let nothing stand in her way.  Thankfully she also had an amazing support system in her family.

I can't say much more about this other than it's a beautiful memoir.  Always swim towards the light.


1 comment:

  1. This really does sound beautiful. Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours