Shawn S Paulsen

Why Not Me

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When life doesn’t go as planned…Make new plans!

When a devastating event takes away the way of life you are accustomed to, you have two choices: Stop living or Start Planning!

In this memoir, Shawn Paulsen demonstrates how he has overcome his stumbling blocks and turned them into stepping stones on his journey through the misfortunes of life. Shawn’s story inspires and motivates others to overcome. He describes how he has learned to face adversity with his chin up by taking a comedic view of his malady and life.

He has shaped his life goal around making the best out of bad situations. From a dysfunctional childhood through a disabling illness that has left him mostly blind and deaf, he never gave up. He discovered new ways to fuel the passions in his life and share them with others.

“This book opened my eyes. It made me understand how every day is more important for me, and that I shouldn’t take any of them for granted. It's beautiful, honest and heart-wrenching; it made me laugh and cry. I will never look at orange duct tape the same way again.”

— Louie Anderson, Comedian and creator of Life with Louie

Many people ask, “Why you?” He now simply responds, “Why not me?” Shawn hopes to propel others to step outside of their norm and enjoy the stars or the song of a bird or the faces of their loved ones, because things change in the blink of an eye.
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324 printed pages
Original publication



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