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MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

4.84 of 5 stars 4.84  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  13 reviews
"In Forest Gump, Sally Fields says, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.”
MI VIDA is like a Latino Forest Gump story. However, it is the true-life story of José Harris: his challenging childhood; Army enlistment as a cook but eventually ending up a Paratrooper, Airborne Ranger then Green Beret; obtaining and losing success, and ultimately
Kindle Edition, 436 pages
Published (first published November 1st 2010)
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José Harris
Oct 07, 2011 José Harris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote MI VIDA to share with others who have struggled in life or are struggling. This book was written for you. I hope you like it!
Mr. Harris' life story is sad, but at the same time, you feel joy that he overcame so many obstacles in his life and became a strong, funny, successful man. I include, funny, because so many people in his shoes would not ended up with such a good sense of humor. They would have been bitter and angry. Instead, Mr. Harris is able to see how his life turned him into the person he is today and shares his story with us, so that we might be encouraged to never give up hope.
This book brought back memories of growing up and just "being a kid". It made me realize many things. For one, how truly blessed I was with the parents I had. And that life truly is what we make of it. Mr. Harris did an incredible job of taking us, the readers on one heck of a journey! It reminded me that although life is not promised to be fair to no one, as long as we don't loose hope, that is what is important. I laughed and cried. In my humble opinion, this book can change your outlook on li ...more
John Stevens
De Oppresso Liber - For the true patriots it is a lifelong commitment to helping other people. Oppression exists in many different forms. LTC Grayson Giles (SF, ret) said, "Our greatest, and most valuable, exports are freedom, hope, and the... ideals of our liberal-democratic tradition. Ultimately, true soldiers war not against flesh and blood - but the true enemies of mankind: hate, intolerance, ignorance, greed, corruption, poverty, and political and theocratic tyranny in all forms." This free ...more
Josie Terrones
What I read so far kinda takes me back to things I seen in movies and at times I can relate to some of the authors experiences. I love the fact that when reading this book I can relate and laugh, cry and can relate to some of the experiences the author wrote. Overall this book is good and I will definately recomeded to others to read. Especially those readers that have not experience what it is to be homeless and have questions about faith and hope. To author I say thank you for writing about yo ...more
Eddie Galarza
An incredible book and an incredible read. Jose says we all came from the same dirt, so we all have the same potential to succeed, fail and then recover from or mistakes. Our past does not need to define our future. He is the example. Read this book, I amy change how you look at life. Its a book about redemption. Our own redemption. Buy this book. You'll read it all in one shot. Its that good. You won't put it down.
Diane Duchene
Awesome read, could not put it down. Beautifully written, flows from chapter to chapter. I needed a box of Kleenix on several chapters. I found it interesting while reading that the author gave me a feeling of being there experiencing his life. Mixture of many stories rolled into 1 awesome read
Robert Wexler
Gentle, amazing, humbling. Ackwardly graceful. If you haven't had a chance to read it, buy it. It may change how you view life and our world. Strength and fragility. Love, loss and redemption. Buy it. You won't be dissapointed.
Russ Biaggi
This is an outstanding book and if you have not read it yet...Go get yourself a copy!!!!
Oct 14, 2011 Bonnie marked it as to-read
Looking forward to read this after meeting you on Tuesday.
Owen O'reilly
I read this book straight through, one day, because I did not want to put it down. Having served in Panama at Ft. Kobbe, I was anxious to read it. What took me by surprise was knowing what " doc" Harris life was like prior to the service, this was something I was not aware of. A truly amazing story in its self.Then he took me along on the ride that made me laugh, cry and laugh some more. It is a must read. I'm honored to have wore the same patch as this man. He is inspirational. Thanks for writi ...more
Angie C
This book is amazing. I have read this book multiple times because of how inspiring it is. The author has a beautiful outlook on life and his writing style is wonderful. I liked it so much that I have given copies to friends.
José Harris
Oct 12, 2011 José Harris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book was written for you, the reader. If you have ever struggled or dealt with challenges in you life, I am hoping you will see how you are not alone. We are not alone. Keep hope!
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José N. Harris was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 25, 1962. He lived there for several years before his family relocated to Juan Aldama, Zacatecas, Mexico and later the border town of Tijuana, Mexico. His mother, a migrant farm worker, would travel back and forth between Ventura County, California and Tijuana for work, sometimes taking José and his siblings with her.

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