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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (48 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Bracken, Echo Garrett Narrator: Sam Bracken Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780449010006
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Abandoned at age fifteen, Sam Bracken battled homelessness, poverty, and abuse to successfully earn a full-ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. When he left for college, everything he owned fit in an orange duffel bag. Now, in this award-winning memoir and road map to personal transformation, Sam shares his story as well as everything he’s learned about overcoming the odds and radically changing his life so that you can create positive, lasting change of your own. With My Orange Duffel Bag, you’ll have the inspiration, motivation, and tools to realize your potential and achieve your dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2011 American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Outstanding Book Award in the Young Adult/Children’s Category
  • A 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medalist in Self-Help and Juvenile/Young Adult Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 7/27/2013

    " I think all students should read this one. Sam Bracken's life is far too similar to that of my students. I think his story is not only inspirational but so intentional in its instruction. Awesome! Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Knutson | 7/18/2013

    " I love the pictures throughout the book, and the different sections. It really helps you learn from his experiences. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn | 5/21/2013

    " I was hoping this would be a book I could recommend to the foster youth I work with. Alas, I found it much to preachy and seven-habits-ish to be useful for my purposes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niki | 4/20/2013

    " really interesting story. I hoped for more. too much like covey in the second half. amazing packaging. the book actually looks like an Orange duffel bag. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/10/2013

    " Another "I came from a shitty background and made something of myself and you can too" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrsErica Beaton | 2/1/2013

    " I think all students should read this one. Sam Bracken's life is far too similar to that of my students. I think his story is not only inspirational but so intentional in its instruction. Awesome! Read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christin | 1/28/2013

    " This is an incredibly inspirational book and a great example of how keeping a positive attitude no matter the odds and never giving up can lead to tremendous growth and achievement. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/22/2012

    " This was a decent inspirational book. "

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About the Author

Sam Bracken is general manager of FranklinCovey Media Publishing and spokesperson for the My Orange Duffel Bag Foundation.