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Footnotes: A Life Without Limits
Footnotes A Life Without Limits
Author: Lena Maria Klingvall
ISBN-13: 9781558749115
ISBN-10: 155874911X
Publication Date: 7/2001
Pages: 200
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Health Communications
Book Type: Paperback
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The book was good, and worth reading, but I felt it fell a little short. I read the whole thing in only a couple hours; it's 188 pages, but each chapter has a blank intro page, and other pages are taken up with photos, so it's really shorter. Several times Lena told us of something she'd managed to do with her foot, without really explaining HOW. She could sew with needle and thread, knit, do buttons, but no detail was given into how she learned to do any of it. She did explain how she dresses, and how her car works, but nothing else had detail. Another time she mentions that in India, she couldn't use her foot as a hand, so other people had to help her. She doesn't say why; was everything so filthy it wasn't sanitary to use her foot, do the nationals have taboos against feet, or was she injured? Lastly, while Lena is a Christian and says she loves to talk about her relationship with God, I don't think she really did in the book. The Gospel is never presented. Some may like this, as the book does not come across as preachy, but I thought it lacked certain touches.

After reading the book I passed it to someone else, who passed it on again, and again ... by the time I got the book back many others had read it, and they all loved it. It's the sort of book that interests people who ask you what you're reading.
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Inspirational story.