Sunday, January 4, 2015

Walk to Beautiful By Jimmy Wayne

Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover.
That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn’t just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system.
Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.”
It also chronicles Jimmy’s rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids.
Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference.

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Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs, story, and walk halfway across America in 2010 bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless. He won the millionaire award for having one million radio spins of his song "Do You Believe Me Now?", is the author of the novel and made-for-TV movie Paper Angels, and is the national spokesperson for CASA. Jimmy lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

What a remarkable 5 star book this was. You have no idea what people go through in their life and to read this book about a homeless kid who found his way and made it big time is just something I will not soon forget.
The story is Jimmy's story how he survived and made a difference in so many peoples lives.
I really am so glad that I read this book.
It's very intriguing and it's a book to share with all book lovers. 
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.