Book Review: The Lance Mackey Story – Get ready to be inspired to change your world and make your dreams come true

Cover of the The Lance Mackey Story. Photo courtesy of Lance Mackey's website.

Lance Mackey’s story is one for the ages.  He went from a wandering soul to a man who has so much determination and drive, conquering the Everest of life challenges involving throat cancer and THEN becoming one of the great dog mushers.  From a small kennel of free “reject dogs” to winning races with said dogs and then in a few short years to dominating long-distance mushing (winning 4 back to back Iditarods and the Iditarod and Yukon Quest in the SAME year, TWICE). But what is even more amazing is his positive attitude through all that life threw at him, his ability to let the bad stuff go and focus on the good is truly inspirational.

This book follows Lance’s amazing journey of trials, tribulations and success starting off when he was just a tyke in his mum’s dog sled, his perspective as the son of Dick Mackey, days on the rough Alaskan fishing boats, overc0ming his drug and alcohol addiction, marrying the love of his life, going out on a limb to follow his dog mushing dreams and make them come true, beating throat cancer and becoming one of the greatest dog mushers of all time.

What I found most interesting and inspiring was Lance’s attitude and perspective.  He has such a positive attitude in the face of horrible throat cancer, having to fight and scrap every step of the way to make it to many of his early Iditarods, and the incredible hard work and unwavering devotion to building his now top-notch kennel in the face of all the doubters.  You can’t help but be inspired by him to go out and do amazing things with your life, to follow your dreams.  This book inspires you to be an active participant in your life, to fulfill your dreams, to dream big, to enjoy every precious day and to be thankful for all the good things and people you have in your life.

Whether you just want to be inspired, are yourself struggle through cancer or drug/alcohol addiction, struggling to make your dreams come true, a huge dog lover, a fan of dog mushing, or want to read a truly moving book – you’ll love The Lance Mackey story.

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~ by Genevieve Hathaway on May 10, 2010.

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