Guest Vlog: Josh Sundquist (Author of Just Don’t Fall) and Giveaway

Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain, by Josh Sundquist
ISBN: 978-0-670-02146-8
316 pages
Published by Viking/Penguin (2010)

I was delighted to get a copy of Josh Sundquist’s memoir Just Don’t Fall which was recently published in February by Viking (read my review). The book is heartfelt, funny and ultimately triumphant (and you can win a copy of the book – scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more). I was thrilled when Josh agreed to provide a guest post for my blog as a way to support my project Reading For A Cure. Let me first tell you a bit about him:

He survived childhood cancer and went on to ski as part of the 2006 United States Paralympic Team in Turino, Italy. He is a motivational speaker who has shared his story across the country for audiences which have included Fortune 500 companies, inner-city public schools, and the White House. He is a graduate of both the College of William & Mary, and the University of Southern California. Josh founded which is the biggest on-line community for amputees. All this by the age of 25! He currently resides near Washington, DC.

To learn more about Sundquist and his work, visit the author’s website. You can also find him on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Below is a terrific Vlog by this charming and talented young author…ENJOY!!!

CaribousMom Blog from Josh on Vimeo.



Thanks to Yen Cheong, Assistant Director of Publicity for Viking and Penguin Books, I will be able to offer TWO people a hard cover edition of Just Don’t Fall.

Want to be eligible to win?

Join Reading for a Cure, or sponsor a participant, or make a one time donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (making sure to use the Reading for a Cure button on their donation site).

Once you’ve done ONE of those three things to become eligible, tweet about the giveaway (and come back to let me know you did it) and you can get a second chance to win!

Learn all the giveaway details on THIS POST. I will be drawing winners on March 5th…so you still have time to enter!

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  1. What a nice, thought provoking vlog! I can’t imagine facing something like that, but obviously Josh comes from a strong family.

  2. Way cool. And a perfect tie-in to your project, too!

    No need to enter me. I’m dropping in to let you know I’ve posted this at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail!

    • Wendy on March 1, 2010 at 15:12

    Kathy: I was just completely charmed by Josh’s “voice” in his book – and the Vlog really matched my impression of him!

    Susan: Thanks, girlfriend 🙂

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