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Lemonade Stand: Volume III
About the Book
It’s finally ready.
I am excited to share that the i’Mpossible Project's Lemonade Stand: Volume III (is available for pre-order… today. Like, right now (#word).
I’ll be honest: This is pretty big. I, Josh, and Kathleen, have been curating this book for more than a year—fiddling with the right combination of stories, authors, and concepts. Kathleen and I have put our everything into this book. Absolutely everything. And you’re getting a little of us as well as the twenty incredible authors and stories when you get this book. It was exhausting and wonderful and a once-in-a-lifetime process to produce this book and I am just now getting the confirmation I hoped for: It was all so incredibly worth it. Thank you for that.
So Here’s the Nitty McGritty
Pre-order sales matter a ton. They show booksellers and publishers that there is interest in what I and these 20 authors have written. It would mean the world to me and to these authors if you would preorder a copy
As a thank-you for pre-ordering, the first 200 people to pre-order will get a “thank you” in the book—forever, in the front where everyone can see.
Not satisfied with a “thank you” in the book? I’ll also send you a free download of my first book The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, as well as a free download of the first book in the i’Mpossible Lemonade Stand.
#holyguacamole … that’s some good readin’
All you have to do is send in a proof of purchase—a scanned receipt, a screenshot, a selfie with your receipt—to firstname.lastname@example.org
You have no idea how much the twenty authors, Kathleen, and I have been encouraged by your comments, your tweets, your emails, and letters. Thank you for inspiring me, and us, to keep pushing forward with this book. I’m so grateful to have you in this community and I don’t know if I say it nearly enough. Thank you… and thank you for helping make this “i’Mpossible” book, possible.
(The link will allow you to either order a book/books to be shipped to Canada or to the United States. If you need a book shipped to another country, please let me know: email@example.com)
Paperback ISBN/SKU: 978-1-7336276-5-8
Pre-order Date: 6/22/2020
Publication Date: 9/22/2020
Stories connect us, change us, and inspire us to do more and be better. Stories often give us an opportunity to assess our current circumstances and can validate both our triumphs as well as our tribulations and also provide us a template of sorts so we can reframe if needed and turn the lemons in our life into lemonade.
The ability to change a negative into a positive, to turn lemons into lemonade, and to then share that recipe with the world to prevent others from suffering is one of the most beautiful things a person can do.
The 20 storytellers in Lemonade Stand Volume III are full of heart and the definition of true heroes. Inside you’ll find stories from first responders, emergency service personnel, and military members who have faced the elements every day to protect us and keep us safe. The mental pain of PTSD, anxiety, and depression have plagued their communities. Pushing it to the side or denying it exists is not a sound solution. Asking for help is one of the bravest things to do but the fear of stigma allows the code of silence to remain strong. The inspirational storytellers in this book are putting an end to the silence, sharing with the world that they’ve been through hell, struggled for a period, but have learned how to manage the metaphorical burns.
So…when life gives you lemons, squeeze, add sugar and pick up a copy of The i’Mpossible Project’s Lemonade Stand: Volume III.
More about Lemonade Stand I and II
Overcoming trauma or a major obstacle in life takes courage—a word that originally meant, “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
The ability to change a negative into a positive, to turn lemons into lemonade, and to then share that recipe with the world to prevent others from suffering—it’s one of the most beautiful things a person can do.
These stories and storytellers in Lemonade Stand are full of heart and are the definition of courage. Inside you’ll find a transforming look at a young woman who was assaulted by her best friend, a father navigating raising newborn triplets, and a man who lost his eyesight in a tragic accident and proved that you don’t need eyes to truly see.
When life gives you lemons, squeeze, add sugar and pick up a copy of The i’Mpossible Project’s Lemonade Stand.
What They’re Saying
"What a fantastic, straightforward and honest book. Helpful to anyone interested in mental illness or who has one." - Victoria Marie Alonso, author My Personal Recovery from Schizophrenia
"I highly recommend this book for all to read. There is so much that needs to be done for mental health and suicide prevention. The authors are amazing." - Jenny Rietveld, author
"These beautiful people have found a life beyond their wildest dreams when acceptance of their hopelessness seemed to be the answer. They are not their diagnosis. They remind us we are not alone." - Malini Singh McDonald, founder—Theater Beyond Broadway
"This book is brimming with powerful and inspiring stories about overcoming tremendous obstacles, breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and transforming the impossible into possible. A wonderful read—highly recommended." – Mariagrazia Buttitta; author, motivational speaker and mental health advocate—embracingyourdifferences.com
"Many people are not comfortable sharing their personal mental health struggles because of the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. The authors in this book speak openly and honestly about their life experiences with depression, ADHD, substance abuse, etc. The i'Mpossible Project: Changing Minds, Breaking Stigma, Achieving the Impossible book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to overcome the obstacles in their own lives so they too can achieve the impossible." - Kathleen Myre, author and activist
"The stories in this book are wonderfully honest and beautiful and real. Anyone who reads this will undoubtedly walk away with a new understanding and empathy for the experience of mental illness, but also with a renewed wisdom for handling their own life challenges, whether they are mental illness or something else. Strongly recommended to anyone with a heart." - Megan Starshak, co-founder The Great Bowel Movement (IBD & Chrons awareness), author
"The i'Mpossible Project series is an absolute must-read for anyone who has ever known, loved or been someone who has battled anxiety, depression, PTSD or any other other issue related to mental health." - Efrem Epstein, author, founder of Elijah's Journey: A Jewish Response to Suicide Prevention
"The personal stories in this book are powerful and communicate a message of hope and resilience in living life with mental illness. Each courageous author shares their unique journey in learning not only to survive with a mental illness, but to thrive and live life to the fullest!” - Jenn Burton, author, counseling center William Woods University
"So many people don't realize the ins and outs and highs and lows of mental illness and how hard it can be on not only the person experiencing mental illness but also their family members and friends. Reading the stories in this book will help anyone overcome that obstacle and succeed." - JoAnne Diaz, CamaraderieMom.com
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What a fantastic honest book for cancer crushers and caregivers: I’ll definitely be recommending it the cancer community! - Ethan Zohn, 2x Cancer Survivor, Megaphone for the Young Adult Cancer Community, Winner of SURVIVOR Africa & TV Personality
"When the skies get all dark, pick up The i’MPossible Project book and read a story or two, be inspired, and wait for the storm to pass." - Non Fiction Book Reviews (read the whole review HERE)
"Each story pulled at my heart and inspired me to live a fuller and more purpose driven life. I would recommend this book as a daily source of courage, inspiration and hope." - Carol Graham, wife of Major General Mark Graham who lost one son to the war in Iraq and the other to suicide.
“A powerhouse book” - Jenna Talackova, Canadian model and television personality
"Very nice piece. It introduces pain of loss but with the hope that lives can be saved." - Eric Hipple, former NFL Quarterback Detroit Lions
"Reading the stories in this book will help anyone overcome obstacles and succeed.” - Ian Harvie standup comedian, transman
"Very inspiring! If you know someone that is in need of hope, pick up a copy of The I'mpossible Project; it could potentially be a life saver!" - Heather, Goodreads
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