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Author: Steve Pemberton Narrator: Stephen Pemberton Publisher: Thomas Nelson Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9781401606404
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“Pemberton’s beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey—beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could have destroyed his life. But Steve’s refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow.”

—Stedman Graham, author, educator

Home is the place where our life stories begin.  A Chance in the World is the astonishing true story of a boy destined to become a man of 

  • resilience
  • determination
  • and vision.

Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it.

Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life, that one day he will find his true home.

A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears.

Through it all, Steve’s story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 2/22/2019

    " Everyone should have the opportunity to listen to Steve's story. It is lifechanging. His message of persistence and hope is powerful and inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/5/2013

    " An unbelievable story about sheer perseverance! So sad that this happens right in our backyards. Reading this was chilling recognizing all of the places from his childhood. "

About the Author

Steve Pemberton is Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company’s history. Prior to assuming his role at Walgreens, he was Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Monster.com, the leading global online careers property. He and his wife, Tonya, are the proud parents of three children.