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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 l
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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 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 12, 2010 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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Michael Armijo
Nov 02, 2010 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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Silvia Hardiyanti
Apr 25, 2011 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
Monika
Jun 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
40 aastat tagasi sündis Jaapanis käte ja jalgadeta poisslaps, kelle nimeks sai Hirotada Ototake. Puudele vastamata sai temast edukas spordiajakirjanik ning õpetaja ja see raamat on ta autobiograafia, keskendudes põhiliselt lapsepõlvele ning (üli)kooliaastatele.
Minu tee selle raamatuni on veidi ebatavaline. Olin ühel päeval Päästearmee poes ja leidsin hunniku koreakeelseid raamatuid, mida ma lihtsalt ei suutnud sinna jätta, vaid ostsin korealannast sõbranna jaoks ära. Nende raamatute hulgas oli k
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Marina
** 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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Keita Hayakawa
Jun 09, 2013 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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Cindy
Apr 17, 2011 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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Pulung
Aug 11, 2007 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-
Shine
Dec 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Амьдрал ямар сайхан гээч? гэж орчуулсан энэ ном 2017 оны хамгийн сүүлийн ном байв. Амьдралдаа нэг л итгэлгүй, гутрангуй явахад минь эгч хэлж байж билээ. Энэ яг чамд зориулсан нэртэй ном байна гэж. Төрөлхийн хөл гаргүй төрсөн тэрээр бага, дунд, их сургуулийнхаа амьдралыг бичсэн байдаг. Спортын сэтгүүлч, илтгэгч болсон эхэн түүх."Хүмүүсийн болгоомжлол тэр үл үзэгдэх ханыг үүсгэдэг байж болно." гэсэн захиа л одоо бодогдож байна.
nisa rahma
Mar 22, 2013 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,. :)
Roos
Aug 06, 2007 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.
Cella8000
Aug 16, 2007 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..
Ria
Aug 31, 2008 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
Victor
Jul 23, 2009 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.
Ben
Oct 11, 2015 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.
Pairash Pleanmalai
สิงแรกทีสะทอนออกมา เมืออานครึงเลมแรก คือความใจกวางและมีนำใจของเดกญีปุน
หนังสือเปิดนำดวย คำเกรินทีดูนาสนุกและอารมณดีของคนแตง
จะมีมุกขำๆ แทรกเปนระยะ
ชือเรือง ไมครบหา จะเฉลยในทายๆเลม
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Diana
Dec 21, 2008 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:);
Sylvia
Aug 21, 2012 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.
Aimme
Jul 02, 2007 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.
Oliver
Mar 10, 2009 rated it liked it
A good insight into the life of a disabled person
Arianidewi Megami
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
#GreatPeople #AmazingStory "bahwa ketidaksempurnaan bukan batasan untuk melakuakan sesuatu secara sempurna" :)
Niken
Oct 05, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Oja; Ien
Full of inspiration, funny and real...
Argasi
Jul 30, 2007 added it
nice read!
walopun g sengaja beli, well...g rugi!!
Arman Abramovich
Aug 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
good,better,best
never settle for less
never give up
always do our best
Kyla
Oct 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: japan
inspirational
John Cooper
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Inspiring but very broad.
Harmony
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this book in 7th grade. Hirotada's story is truly inspirational and miraculous. A wonderful autobiography.
Wita Sekar
Nov 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: success-story
Amazing banget, tentang oto-chan yang walaupun punya kekurangan fisik tapi gigih banget ngewujudin mimpinya...
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