Rudy My Story by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger with Mark Dagostino
Thomas Nelson ISBN 978-0-8499-4839-8
Rudy My Story, by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger with Mark Dagostino, is the memoir of the man who is the inspiration of the famous movie Rudy. The movie itself is exciting and motivating- a true feel good story. This book provides an in depth look into the man who would overcome learning disabilities, gain admittance to Notre Dame and to actually suit up for a football game. What transpired at the end of the game might be considered amongst the most exciting twenty-seven seconds in the history of college football.
Mr. Ruettiger candidly tells his story. He shares his inspirations, motivations and desires while always praising those who stood by him and helped him to achieve his dreams. He readily admits his mistakes. He humbly accepts the praise and thanks he has received from those who themselves were inspired by his story. While the movie ends with Rudy being carried off the football field on the shoulders of his teammates, his story continues. It took ten years filled with endless effort and determination before another dream came to fruition when the movie Rudy was released and took on a life of its own.
Even for those who have not seen the movie, this is a book that should be read because it is filled with valuable advice. Like the movie, the book is exciting. Mr. Ruettiger and Mr. Dagostino have done an excellent job of telling the story of a special person who has created an enduring legacy.
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