Someone Like Me

  • by John Quinn
  • Narrated by Jim Meskimen
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit.
The outside world also impacted on him further aggravating his CP when he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief caused by the suicide of a brother. With help, John Quinn triumphed over both, as he did the painful cerebral palsy.


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Customer Reviews

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Great Inspirational Sory

My twin sons have mild CP and they are just as strong willed as John in this true story. They now have careers as Recreational Therapists at VA hospitals. One in Dallas and the other in San Antonio. So proud of my guys. Thanks John for writing this book.
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- Kerri D Hudson

Very good - inspire you to triumph over adversity.

What made the experience of listening to Someone Like Me the most enjoyable?

It was a true story that I could think of 5 people who should hear it.

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- wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2012
  • Publisher: Talking Book