On My Own Two Feet

  • by Amy Purdy
  • Narrated by Jorjeana Marie
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder.
In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing with the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path. When the Las Vegas native was just 19, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. Her glimpse of the afterlife - coupled with a mysterious premonition she'd had a month before - became the defining experiences that put Amy's life on a new trajectory after her legs had to be amputated. She wouldn't just beat meningitis and walk again; she would go on to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality - and share that spirit with the world. In 2014 Amy - the only competitor, male or female, with two prosthetic legs - claimed a bronze medal for the US Paralympic team in adaptive snowboarding. She then became a contestant on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, and viewers were captivated as the girl with bionic legs managed to out-dance her competitors all the way to the finale.
Amy's journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to dream bigger, defy expectations, and rewrite our stories. Amy was given a second chance for a reason - to use her life to inspire others. Her powerful memoir urges us to live life to the fullest, because we are all a lot more capable than we could ever imagine.


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This book was very well-written and narrated. it was fast-paced and interesting. I highly recommend it.
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- Sharey


Inspiring book about triumph and overcoming life's obstacles. Easy read with a powerful message. I enjoyed living the story with Amy.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.