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Life Is Good

Friday, March 26, 2010

My friend's new book

I'm blatantly promoting my friend's new book "My Orange Duffel Bag." If you've got an older teen this is a great book to help them realize their dreams and goals. From a parent's perspective I like this book because it helps my own 15 year old understand that her life (and her parents) is pretty darn good compared to the life Sam had growing up.

I highly recommend this book. It's a great book too for all teens but it's a homerun for the teen who isn't a reader. The book is graphically beautiful. Your teen will want to make this their own--it's almost a journaling experience.

Anyway, check it out

Book Description:
In this graphic mini-memoir combined with transformational self-help, Sam Bracken shares his harrowing story of growing up in a family best described as a whacked-out version of The Brady Bunch.
Despite being abandoned at age 15 and suffering unspeakable abuse, Sam triumphed over the odds and offers a message of hope, love and forgiveness.

See Sam's interview on


Okie said...

I keep hearing great things about this. I'm going to have to read it one of these days. :)

Teresa said...

So where could I find this book? It isn't on amazon yet. Is it available locally?

Annie O said...


You can buy the book from Sam's website at

If you have a teen or work with teens, you're really going to love this cool book idea.

Let me know what you think of it.


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