Halfway Home: My Life 'til Now

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 19, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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In Halfway Home, a beautifully written memoir, Ronan Tynan, a member of the enormously popular Irish Tenors, shares his remarkable story of overcoming adversity and attaining worldwide success in several different areas.
Diagnosed with a lower limb disability at birth, Ronan Tynan had his legs amputated below the knee when he was twenty years old. Eight weeks later, he was climbing the stairs of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning races in the Paralympic Games, amassing eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records. After becoming the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education, he served a short stint in the prosthetics industry and began a new career in medicine. He continued his studies at Trinity College, where he specialized in orthopedic sports injuries.

After earning his medical degree, Ronan chose music for the next act in his life. Less than one year after he began studying voice, he won both the John McCormick Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go for It. He went on to win the prestigious International Operatic Singing Competition in France, and in 1998 his debut Sony album, My Life Belongs to You, became a top-five hit in England within just two weeks and eventually went platinum. Later that year, he was invited to join The Irish Tenors, furthering a journey that started in a small Irish village and has brought him to the world's grandest stages.

In Halfway Home, Tynan movingly describes his life story, which Barbara Walters called "so amazing you may find it hard to believe."
 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
15
Section 3
19
Section 4
28
Section 5
34
Section 6
51
Section 7
61
Section 8
73
Section 15
138
Section 16
149
Section 17
162
Section 18
170
Section 19
182
Section 20
200
Section 21
210
Section 22
217

Section 9
83
Section 10
96
Section 11
103
Section 12
108
Section 13
120
Section 14
127
Section 23
221
Section 24
228
Section 25
231
Section 26
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About the author (2002)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1960, Ronan Tynan is one of the world-renowned Irish Tenors. Able to walk only with the aid of prosthetic limbs, he is a horseman, an athlete, a doctor, a singer, and now a writer. He lives in Ireland.

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