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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
The Miracle Known as Ed Levine: Based on a True Story by Ronarose Train is a remarkable biography about how one man beat the odds against him and thrived even in difficult circumstances. Ed Levine was born in 1942, in the East End which was London’s section for immigrants. As a Jew born in war-ravaged London, Levine grew up in destitution. His difficult circumstances were compounded by his struggle with dyslexia which led his teachers to label him as incapable. But Levine was resolute in overcoming any challenge thrown at him. Despite facing racial discrimination throughout his life, he excelled at work. When he was later diagnosed with lung cancer, he adopted the same unbeatable spirit. Refusing to give up, he fought for his life.
When reading Ed Levine’s biography, I was inspired by his determination and strength. Though his childhood was marred by devastating poverty and bullying, he never let the setbacks stop him from achieving his dreams. I also loved reading about his career journey which included how he painstakingly worked his way to the top throughout his sales career while overcoming such obstacles as racism. His story also provides a compelling picture of the situation many immigrants faced in London during the war. Ed Levine’s biography will inspire anyone who has struggled to fit in, those with learning disabilities, and anyone who is disadvantaged because of their social or economic background. The Miracle Known as Ed Levine by Ronarose Train will also offer hope and strength to cancer patients.