The Award Winning Author
However, every achievement has its trials. Alexander has constantly been pushed by his family, teachers, and even himself. The inspiration for this book was a moment that pushed him nearly to his breaking point. That is, when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. However, through perseverance he fought through his tough times, and knows he is now stronger for it. He can attribute his accomplishments only to the challenges which have faced him, and which he has taken on willingly.
He stands for the belief that growth comes from challenging yourself, and facing your hardships head on. While many would see hardship as a bad thing, Alex sees it as an opportunity to improve. This is what he believes will bring about the best you, and through this book he plans to help you master adversity and turn it into your friend.
Being a young teenager Alexander wants nothing more than to make a positive change in the world. From childhood he has always looked up to those who can provide an uplifting message through speeches and writing. If anything he hopes this book will be an opportunity to lift at least a few people out of difficult times—if not more.