Monday, September 3, 2018

My Wonderful Wobbly Life

Memoir / Autobiography

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Charles Irwin will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. See below to sign up for the GIVEAWAY and for all other stops on the tour.

ATTN: Charles is giving a great print discount below and a free ebook. Check out how to get this book in his comment below. 

Having survived quite a few birthdays and had some interesting experiences, I wrote them down. That's how "My Wonderful Wobbly Life" was conceived. It was nearly born in 2004, but decided to hang on until 2018 to become 'Born again' Alleluia!!!!


Read an Excerpt...

“When they told my mother her little Bobby had brain damage and was a cripple, can you imagine how she felt? According to her, devastated!

The way home from the hospital led to one of London’s bridges across the River Thames.  She stopped halfway across with the intention of SPLASH!!! End of story for both of us. She hesitated. The thought of a man crippled by polio, who had succeeded despite his disability and become President of America, came into her mind. She walked on thinking, if F.D. Roosevelt can succeed, so can my Bobby!

When my father arrived home that afternoon my mother was on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor, filling the bucket with her tears.

“What’s the matter Peg?”

“Oh Bert! our little Bobby’s a CRIPPLE!”

“Well Peg, even if he is, there is one thing we are not going to do. We are not going to be ashamed and hide him away. He will come everywhere with us.”

He was as good as his word. I went everywhere with them when I was young and have fantastic memories of fun times. One of my favourites was being at a dance hall, possibly the Wimbledon Palais de Dance. I could not have been older than three or four, but I distinctly remember my father dancing around the dance-floor with me standing on his feet. It made me feel so proud and grown-up and I was then content to sit and watch for the rest of the evening.  He was a real Yorkshireman, proud of me, his son. “

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Charles was born in London U.K. in 1932. During his birth the forceps slipped, resulting in brain damage to the motor control nerves of his right side and causing total body spasticity. However, his intellect was not damaged. Throughout his life the two adversaries, controllable brain and semi-controllable body, always needed to be balanced. After several years of work and study he became a Chartered Production Engineer. In 1971 he emigrated to Australia and became a senior examiner in the Australian Patent office. This autobiography illustrates the rhyme: “He started to sing as he tackled the thing, That couldn’t be done - but he DID IT!” Charles chronicles his journey from useless to useful, with humour and joie de vie. He pays tribute to friends who only gave him help when it was asked for. At a young age he recognized his psychic abilities and, by using lessons at the end of each chapter, shares some insights with readers



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  1. Hello Kathy, thank you very much hosting my book on your website. My hope is that it will give pleasure to your ‘Bookaholic’ higher self.
    To your readers, I am sad to say, being new to book touring my camping skills need relearning. First clanger I dropped was arranging the sale price for any buyer from your site. I got it wrong but have now arranged for 100% discount for eBook by using code R3MU45 and 50% discount for print by using code 2AQEVE. To accept this offer, visit my web page and use the ‘Buy now’ buttons on the ‘About me’ page. Blessed Be.

  2. Charles, this is exciting. I'm glad you need a refresher course:) I didn't have time to be a reviewer for the deadline needed (too many books stacked up) so couldn't sign up BUT...I can get your book this way and read it on my own schedule.

    Wow, I hope others can take advantage of your kindness. Best of luck with your book.

  3. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description and the opportunity to learn about another great book. My family enjoys hearing about books they will enjoy and I enjoy surprising them with the books they love. I appreciate the giveaway as well.

    1. James, thanks for stopping by. I think your family would really enjoy this book and you can get the print edition 50% off as well as the ebook for free. See under Charles comment.
      Best of luck on the Giveaway.

  4. Good luck with the release!


  5. Great post and awesome giveaway - thanks for sharing :)

    1. So glad you liked it. Good luck with the Giveaway too

  6. Thank you all for your comments and good wishes. Bless you.

    1. Best of luck with your book Charles. I have my copy:)


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