Samantha Renke

You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
  • You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

  • 'A powerful book on how to live boldly and love your fabulous self' Fearne Cotton

    We are made to think that what makes us human - our flaws, failures, and heartaches - are things to keep hush-hush. Being unapologetically imperfect is seen as something we should be embarrassed by. But what I've learned is that we all experience the same insecurities. We just aren't talking about it. Well, I'm here to break the silence.

    For starters, I have way too many nipple hairs. I prefer the company of my pets to other people. And repeatedly I question Am I normal? I was born with brittle bone condition and so far, I've broken my bones 200 times. But most of the hurdles I face don't come from my disability, they come from things we all experience.

    In this book, I will share the lessons I have learned and why you should embrace your uniqueness as what makes you fabulous. We spend a lot of time living by others' expectations and it's only when you stop, that you start saying yes to life. Irrespective of who you are and the obstacles you might face, you can do whatever you want. Be free and unapologetically you.

Samantha Renke is an actress, presenter, disability activist, inclusion and equality consultant and keynote speaker. She is a columnist for the Metro and has written a multitude of articles on what it is like to be disabled in a disabling word. She was born with a rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta or more commonly known as Brittle Bone condition and is a fulltime wheelchair user. She has racked up an impressive two hundred and counting broken bones and has had ten operations including spinal fusion and telescopic leg rodding. Samantha has never walked and quite frankly has never wanted to.

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