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Publisher: Warner
Release Date: October 2002
ISBN: 0446531650
Format Reviewed: Hardback
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Genre: Non-Fiction/Life Stories
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Suzie Housley
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A Single Step
By Heather Mills McCartney and Pamela Cockerill

     It is only when we stop seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that our world is filled with darkness . . .

     Heather Mills McCartney is a woman whom I hold with very high regards. I first discovered her name when she was dating pop legend Paul McCartney. I never considered myself one of the millions of worldwide fans that were obsessed with anything relating to the ever-popular Beetles, but I do recognize the band member's names, although their daily activities usually didn't appeal to my interests. With the paparazzi splashing her name across the tabloids, with headings such as "Why Heather Deserves This Happiness" it intrigued me to find out more about her true background.

     Through her own voice and words, Heather tells her life story in A Single Step. She bravely reveals the physical abuse she suffered at an early age, running away to a carnival, living on the streets, and turning her life upside down to become a successful model. Tragically, in 1993 a speeding police motorcycle struck her, the accident resulted in her left leg being amputated. She turned this tragedy into triumph by refusing to let this set back detour her life. She has become a well-known spokesperson and activist for active land mines. She founded a charitable group that is responsible for providing artificial limbs to 27,000 people in war zones around the world. Her existence has already changed countless lives worldwide. Hers is a true rags to riches story, one with a fairy tale ending.

     A Single Step is sure to touch anyone's heart. This book is for anyone who is in need of a true source of inspiration. It provides hope and encouragement through the darkest days. Admirably, the author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Adopt-A-Minefield. She explains the basis for writing this book is to learn the truth about her life from her very own lips. Very Highly Recommended.