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Able : Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings - Dylan Alcott


Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings

Hardcover Published: 16th November 2018
ISBN: 9780733339875
Number Of Pages: 320

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Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a positive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he'd have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked.

Fast forward ten years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he's a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd surfing). But Dylan's greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It's a passion that drives him every day of his life.

In Able , Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can.

Able - Amazing - Live - LIVE


Having actually been at some of the major events Dylan is talking about I literally teared up at points in this book. Happy tears (Gold medals) sad tears (Silver medals). I ABSOFKNLUTELY love that he is blasting that glass ceiling and dispelling myths about people with disabilities. I've been a firm believer of person first, ability second and 'dis'ability a far distant last place.



Inspiring and funny!


This book has changed the way I see and engage with people with a disability. 'Able' is an apt title! Dylan Alcott is an extraordinary human.



What a life, definitely worth reading!


This book is easy to enjoy. It encourages you to love yourself and everyone else, look past the social stigma of disability. AND it got someone who is not remotely interested in sport googling YouTube clips of tennis and basketball.




5.0 3


ISBN: 9780733339875
ISBN-10: 0733339875
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th November 2018
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 16.7  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.65