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Halfway Home: My Life 'Til Now (Lisa Drew Books)

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andlt;Iandgt;Yes, I am a singer. But I am also a horseman, an athlete, and a doctor. I am a son, a brother, and a friend. I can sing as I do only because of the life that I've led. With each decade, I've found myself in very different, evermore challenging arenas, but the many stages of my life have always intertwined. I have moved from one stage to the next as if on a wild steeplechase, keeping my eye fixed straight ahead and above me. If there is a single line connecting all the episodes and main events of my life it is this — a gift both given and received.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; — from the Introduction andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;Iandgt;Halfway Home,andlt;/Iandgt; a beautifully written memoir, Ronan Tynan, a member of the enormously popular Irish Tenors, shares his remarkable story of overcoming adversity and attaining worldwide success in several different areas. andlt;BRandgt; Diagnosed with a lower limb disability at birth, Ronan Tynan had his legs amputated below the knee when he was twenty years old. Eight weeks later, he was climbing the stairs of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning races in the Paralympic Games, amassing eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records. After becoming the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education, he served a short stint in the prosthetics industry and began a new career in medicine. He continued his studies at Trinity College, where he specialized in orthopedic sports injuries. andlt;BRandgt; After earning his medical degree, Ronan chose music for the next act in his life. Less than one year after he began studying voice, he won both the John McCormick Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show andlt;Iandgt;Go for It.andlt;/Iandgt; He went on to win the prestigious International Operatic Singing Competition in France, and in 1998 his debut Sony album, andlt;Iandgt;My Life Belongs to You,andlt;/Iandgt; became a top-five hit in England within just two weeks and eventually went platinum. Later that year, he was invited to join The Irish Tenors, furthering a journey that started in a small Irish village and has brought him to the world's grandest stages. andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;Iandgt;Halfway Home,andlt;/Iandgt; Tynan movingly describes his life story, which Barbara Walters called "so amazing you may find it hard to believe."

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One-third of the enormously popular Irish Tenors shares his remarkable story of overcoming adversity and attaining worldwide success in several different arenas. Published in conjunction with a U.S. tour of the Irish Tenors, "Halfway Home" is a wonderful life story that Barbara Walters called "so amazing you may find it hard to believe." photos.

About the Author

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1960, andlt;bandgt;Ronan Tynanandlt;/bandgt; is one of the world-renowned Irish Tenors. Able to walk only with the aid of prosthetic limbs, he is a horseman, an athlete, a doctor, a singer, and now a writer. He lives in Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743222914
Author:
Tynan, Ronan
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Singers - Ireland
Subject:
Tynan, Ronan
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Lisa Drew Books (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
TR-01-5
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 bandw photos in 16pp insert - art in
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 15.68 oz

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