Awesome by Accident

How adapting to a “tragic accident” led me to create my extraordinary life

Gene R. Rodgers

Gene hanging from cliff in wheelchair

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This book is more than an inspirational memoir of a man’s triumph over tragedy. It is the life story of Gene R. Rodgers, an ordinary man who, with the help of his extraordinary friends, builds an incredible life.

This memoir chronicles significant events in the life of Rodgers as he recovers from an accident, at age 17, that leaves him almost completely paralyzed, for life. In “Awesome by Accident”, The author regales readers with antidotes describing academic, professional, recreational and entrepreneurial quests that have earned him the moniker, AWESOME.

In Awesome by Accident, Rodgers explains some pithy observations including:

If at first you don’t succeed, sky diving probably isn’t for you.
If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.
And my personal favorite,
If you haven’t failed at something, it’s because you’re not trying hard enough.

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Print ISBN: 979-8-88531-119-9
Ebook ISBN: 979-8-88531-120-5

Regarding my ebook

My book is available on the five most popular ebook retailers – Amazon’s Kindle store, Apple’s iBook store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, the Google Play store, and Kobo (Canada’s popular ebook retailer). And, finally, on so customers there can get your book in PDF, ePub or Kindle format.

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