Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours: Turning Adversity into Success, by David Heenan, is a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year (self help category). Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories.
The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans this June.
“The triumphs of each individual are more keenly felt by the reader because of Heenan’s dedication to background research and meticulous detail. . . . [His] quick forays into childhood anecdotes . . . make these incredibly successful people relatable to the average self-help reader. Overcoming adversity, after all, is a universal wish, and anyone looking for inspiration and insight will find the tenets of success this book espouses truly valuable.” —Foreword (January/February 2010)