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A boy born without arms or legs tells his own amazing story!
Oto came home from school one day and told his parents he had signed up to play basketball. Most parents would be delighted; his were shocked. After all, Oto was born with no arms and no legs. But as this extraordinary young man has proven again and again, hard work, humor, versatility, and an upbeat approach to
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 10th 2003 by Kodansha (first published January 1st 2000)
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Heidi
Dec 13, 2008 Heidi rated it it was ok
This book drove me nuts. I feel like a horrible person saying that. Like I'm picking on the poor boy born without arms or legs. But it's true. Maybe I'm just too picky, but his writing style really annoyed me. He frequently used an exclamation point and question mark together...you know, to show surprise: "What?!". And seemed to be trying really hard to use American phrases, but didn't use them in the right context. The story itself is inspirational, but I found the writing very juvenile.
Mariyatul Kibtiyah
Jan 14, 2010 Mariyatul Kibtiyah rated it it was amazing
SEMANGAT SEORANG TETRA MELIA

Oleh: Mariyatul Kibtiyah

JUDUL BUKU : NO ONE’S PERFECT
PENULIS : HIROTADA OTOTAKE
PENERBIT : PT. ELEX MEDIA KOMPUTINDO
TEBAL : X + 230 HALAMAN

Hari itu tanggal 6 April 1976, sinar lembut matahari menyinari pepohonan Cherry yang bunganya sedang mekar-mekarnya. Hari itu takkan pernah terulang dalam hidupnya tapi akan terus diperingatinya setiap tahun. Hari itu adalah hari yang paling indah dalam kehidupannya sebagai seorang anak.

Namun, bayi itu lahir dengan anggota tubuh yan
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Marina Zala
** Books 129 - 2015 **

Buku ini untuk memenuhi New Author Reading Challenge 2015

4,2 dari 5 bintang!


Subhanallah,, Pagi ini baca buku ini malah berhasil bikin hati bergetar haru. Orang yang gak punya tangan dan kaki yang selalu bersemangat dalam menjalani hidupnya..

Melakukan gymnastic? lompat tali? lari marathon? mendaki gunung? berenang? mendribble basket? semuanya bisa dilakukan dirinya tanpa ada perasaan menyerah sedikitpun. Apalagi beliau ternyata bersekolah di sekolah umum yang saya rasa bu
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Silvia Hardiyanti
Apr 25, 2011 Silvia Hardiyanti rated it liked it
ketidaksempurnaan bukan berarti sampah, justru melalui ketidaksempurnaannya itu menjadikan Hirotada Ototake manusia yang hebat dan menginspirasi banyak orang...
Srisurang
ดีมากๆ เปนหนังสือทีไมควรพลาดอยางยิงเลย ...more
Michael Armijo
Nov 02, 2010 Michael Armijo rated it it was ok
I Was Hoping for a much better Literary Piece of Work...

I was curious as to what was going on in the mind of this person. Unfortunately, you don't get into the underlying PERSONAL feelings, emotions and thoughts of the main character/author. The title really caught my eye (No One's Perfect) and I thought it would explore more facets of human imperfection. While you initially feel sorry for Oto just from seeing the photo on the cover of the book...by the end, you come to visualize him as a real a
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Keita Hayakawa
Jul 15, 2013 Keita Hayakawa rated it it was amazing
7/1 50 min

Ototake
Disable people
Enter
Elementary school
Focus on
Positive
Accept

Question

Mr. Ototake wrote bad things about restaurant on Twitter. What do you think?

I think he is bad. He is famous and he has big influence. He should reflect.

I thought he is positive. People around him are very kind. I thought positive is important.

7/8 74 min

Ototake
Became
Reporter
TV
Soccer game
Inamoto
Uniform

Mr, Ototake became reporter. He graduated Waseda university. He made an effort.

He made an effort than other people.
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Dan
Jan 17, 2014 Dan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Beautiful true story about a Japanese man born without arms and legs. Here's my favorite quote that I still remember five years later with a help of my journal: "In today's competitive society where one is always expected to excel, we're losing sight of what's obvious--when you see someone having trouble, you lend a hand. We've been hearing for a long time now about the break-down of communities whose members used to help one another. It could be that the people who come to the rescue, the peopl ...more
Ben
Oct 11, 2015 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of good inspiration book. The man living with no arms and legs and have to use wheelchair. But he still alive, He don't sad that he was born like this. He's a powerful man and successful even having no arms and legs.
Harmony
Feb 18, 2014 Harmony rated it really liked it
I read this book in 7th grade. Hirotada's story is truly inspirational and miraculous. A wonderful autobiography.
Cindy
Apr 17, 2011 Cindy rated it liked it
Shelves: medical
Young Japanese man who was born without arms or legs and is a leader in his country for a barrier free environment. It was okay, but i think it may have lost something in the translation. The writing was simply not engaging.

I liked his final statement;
"Even with a disability, I'm enjoying every single day. Some people are born able-bodied but go through life in dark despair. And some people, in spite of having no arms and legs, go through life without a care in the world. Disability has got noth
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Arianidewi Megami
Jun 08, 2014 Arianidewi Megami rated it liked it
#GreatPeople #AmazingStory "bahwa ketidaksempurnaan bukan batasan untuk melakuakan sesuatu secara sempurna" :)
Harun Harahap
Apr 15, 2009 Harun Harahap rated it really liked it
ga punya kaki..ga punya tangan..tapi tep semangat????

hebatttt bener dah..tapi gw juga salut sama keluarga n temen2nya..mereka memperlakukan Hirotada Ototake ni seperti layaknya anak biasa lainnya..

gw paling inget banged waktu dia naek gunug..temen2nya bantuin dia dengan mengangkat kursi rodanya..duh..itu tuh yg namanya temen sejati..terharu dah..hehehehe...oiya sama waktu dia ikut lomba lari..wah klo dibuat pilm..adegannya pasti bagussss banged...

SEMANGAT....

Pulung
Aug 11, 2007 Pulung rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everybody
After you read this book you will Thank your God for your condition, being a complete or an uncomplete one.

That happiness was from your deep inside of heart and only you who can really be always nice to your self.

And love always make us growing stronger than anything else!
You can't live withnout it.

And you will try to love your self more and more after you read this book. You will understand better about poeple around you and you your self.

-ria-
nisa rahma
Mar 22, 2013 nisa rahma rated it it was amazing
buku ini menggambarkan kisah seorang yang berjuang keras, dan slalu semangat, tersenyum, dihari-harinya,.
brbagai macam perlakuan yang dia dapatkan, membuat dia semakin kuat, bahkan semakin kuat dari orang lain yang seharusnya lebih bisa menjalani hidup ini,.
aku belum selesai membaca buku ini, tapi sejauh ini, kisah ini memberi kita motivasi bahwa kita harus bisa menjalani tantangan yang ada didepan,. berusaha dan berdoa,. :)
Cella8000
Aug 16, 2007 Cella8000 rated it it was amazing
paling suka banget baca buku yang ceritanya kisah nyata seperti ini..karena bisa mengingatkan kita betapa besarnya karunia Tuhan..buku ini juga memberikan kita semangat dalam menghadapi situasi yang mungkin sangat menyakitkan..membuat kita tidak menyerah dalam menjalanin kehidupan ini meskipun dengan keterbatasan2 kita..
Roos
Aug 06, 2007 Roos rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Friends
Shelves: truestory
Buku ini jadi bikin lebih SEMANGAT!
Baca buku ini waktu awal-awal di Jakarta, waktu itu sempat malu pada diri sendiri karena merasa lagi down banget....
Tapi buku ini bikin semangatku bangkit lagi. Dan sekarang aku jadi lebih bersyukur karena ternyata semua mimpiku terlaksana meski berjalan lebih lambat dari perkiraanku.
Guguk
Mar 17, 2016 Guguk rated it it was ok
Shelves: bakpao-keju
Aku mungkin kelewat ngarepin buku ini bakal bikin yang baca tambah semangat atau termotivasi ・ェ・ dan begitu dibaca, ternyata datar-datar aja~

Yang berkesan cuma pas dia ketemu sama yakuza (^皿^) reaksi si ibunya pas diceritain itu jadi punchline yang oke~
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Diana
Dec 21, 2008 Diana added it
semangat yang tinggi u menghargai orang lain; gak da yang sempurna; kekurangan tidak menjadikan kita lemah; justru kekurangan bisa buat kita sempurna; sempurna hanya jika kita bisa menghargai perbedaan sebagai satu karunia yang indah dari-Nya:);
Victor
Jul 23, 2009 Victor rated it it was amazing
I think this book is simply amazing. The author, despite his handicap, lives a normal life like all others. His way of conquering obstacles to be like everything is riveting and astonishing. I loved reading this book.
Ria
Aug 31, 2008 Ria rated it it was amazing
buku ini banyak kasih tau gue bahwa semua orang yang kurang fisiknya belum tentu tidak mampu melakukan yang terbaik...dan tidak ada satu pun mau dilahirkan cacat....tapi orang cacat juga manusia loh hihihiihhihi
Sylvia
Aug 27, 2012 Sylvia rated it liked it
Interesting content concerning the life of a disabled person in Japan. Written at about a grade 5 level though. Could inspire some young people to think differently about people who are differently abled.
Lutfi Retno
Jul 17, 2007 Lutfi Retno rated it really liked it
Shelves: biografi
Bagus banget. ceritanya tentang seorang anak yang lahir ga punya tangan dan kaki. tapi dia tetep PD dan berusaha ngeraih hal-hal yang kata orang nggak mungkin dia bisa dapat.
Aimme
Jul 02, 2007 Aimme rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
You can learn how imperfect, handicap, lack of something, or anything couldn't stop you to reach your dreams. Nice reading to re-motivate yourself.
Heather
Jan 24, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
This is the first autobiography I've read by a Japanese person and it is distinctly Japanese which very much added to my enjoyment.
Wita Sekar
Nov 18, 2009 Wita Sekar rated it it was amazing
Shelves: success-story
Amazing banget, tentang oto-chan yang walaupun punya kekurangan fisik tapi gigih banget ngewujudin mimpinya...
Veronika
Jul 07, 2009 Veronika rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
i read the whole book (it's not that long) in one sitting at barnes & noble in hawaii.

fascinating!
Dina
Nov 10, 2008 Dina rated it it was amazing
Kepercayaan diri yang bagus, semangat hidup yang luar biasa. Sungguh bacaan yang menggugah hati.
AmandaPutri
Jun 08, 2011 AmandaPutri rated it really liked it
Shelves: real-story
Really love this book. Is about being a fully normal person even your not normal (disabled)
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