Booksneeze provided me with a copy of Rudy My Story, by Rudy Ruettigger, with Mark Dagostino. Rudy my Story is an autobiographical journey that takes you well beyond the "Rudy" story. In this book, Rudy writes about the "Rudy" message and what happens after you fulfill your dreams.
In his book, Rudy tells us how he found the drive and inspiration to overcome big obstacles. Extending his life story by giving details that are not covered in the movie, Rudy describes how he overcame the obstacles to get the Rudy story to the big screen. We also learn how the "Rudy" message affected his life and the lives of others.
Why I loved this book
I found this book to be very appealing in its theme and challenge to learn from the "Rudy" message. Rudy made me think about what it means not to give up in the face of adversity and to live a life of purpose and service to others.
Rudy's message is clear, passionate, heartfelt and entertaining. I loved reading all the interesting details that weren't used in the movie. It was fascinating to learn why these details were left out.
The best part of the book
Surprisingly, the best part of the book is what happens to Rudy after he graduates from Notre Dame. After going through some tough times, Rudy grows to understands that the “Rudy” message is one of hope and also relevant to these troubled times.
Rudy’s message to his
readers is given with sincerity and passion. I would recommend this book to
everyone who is looking for hope and the strength to realize their own dreams.