ISBN #: 978-0985052942
Page Count: 214
Copyright: December 5, 2012
Publisher: Galaxias Productions
(Taken from back cover)
Inspired by Arthur Wooten's life, Dizzy is a unique read in that it's a fictional memoir that marries two genres: an exciting backstage show business tale coupled with a frightening medical drama.
Angie Styles, a beloved Broadway star, is struck down at the height of her career by a mysterious disease and is forced to reexamine her life and the people in it as she fights to survive.
Nobody ever thinks bad things will happen to them. We have a tendency to live our days as if we're invincible, rarely thinking about the "what if"s or planning ahead. Angie lived her life as many of us do: day-to-day. She was a triple-threat on the Broadway stage; she could sing, dance, and act. When she began having medical problems, she wasn't sure how to handle it. Everything she held dear, and that defined who she was, was being taken away from her. Not seeing any alternatives, she contemplated suicide.
What I loved most about this story was that it shows me more of who Arthur Wooten really is. If you've ever had conversations with him, no matter how brief, he is a very personable and friendly gentleman. I adore him. To now know what he has to deal with makes him a hero in my eyes. I cannot imagine having to deal with as serious of a problem as he, and his character Angie, has to deal with. You basically have to relearn your whole life over again. It takes a strong person to be able to do that and do it with the joy and love that Arthur personifies.
I tip my proverbial hat to you, Arthur. I have the continuing immense pleasure in getting to know you. Now that I know more of your story through Angie's telling of hers, I commend you for your will and determination.
If any of you enjoy a story about perseverance and a person's will to fight, then I'd recommend you pick up a copy of Dizzy.
*A paperback copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.