How Some Of The World's Most Successful People Came Back From Disaster...
And How You Can Too!

From Tragedy to Triumph will show you how 100 people from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have faced, and eventually overcome, every sort of problem.

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About The Book

We live in challenging times, when even the most successful among us may occasionally become overwhelmed by problems relating to money, marriage, parenting, illness, stress, or any of the myriad challenges we all face from time to time. From Tragedy to Triumph will show you how 100 people from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have faced, and eventually overcome, every sort of problem. Or perhaps you just enjoy reading amazing comeback stories, where people have overcome great odds to not just survive, but thrive.

Did you know that Barack Obama suffered a crushing defeat in a congressional primary just 8 years before being elected president? Or that Albert Einstein couldn’t find a teaching job? Or that Tina Turner thought she could never be successful without her abusive husband? Or that billionaire Ross Perot got his start by borrowing $1,000 from his wife? These are just a few of the examples of the many humble beginnings that eventually led to stunning success.

The 100 profiles are each divided into 3 sections; At The Bottom, At The Top, and The Comeback, describing how each person found their way from tragedy to triumph. The conclusion features an insightful analysis of the ways that you can apply the lessons from the book to your own life.

What do these comebacks prove? That no matter what your problem or background, where you’re from or the mistakes you’ve made, it’s possible to stage a comeback, even when things seem hopeless. Half the battle is realizing that it can be done; the other half is the specific strategy you need to employ. By giving 100 very diverse examples of great comebacks, we prove that a comeback is always possible, and provide many specific examples how you can move from tragedy to triumph.


  • "I had an opportunity to review my story in your book I'm honored to be included in such a powerful compilation of testimonies which can inspire and encourage others. God bless you for including my life witness and I wish you and the team at Attitude Media all the best as this book is distributed to a new generation of readers."
  • - Joni Eareckson Tada
  • "I am humbled that you included me in your book. I am also flattered that you took the time to send me a copy of your great work. It is truly amazing"
  • - Max Cleland
  • "Your book, From Tragedy to Triumph, will inspire many people to succeed. It would be a great book to give teenagers who are struggling and being teased. This book should be in every school library to motivate students to achieve their dreams, because famous people they admire had to overcome many obstacles. "
  • - Temple Grandin, author, 'Thinking in Pictures'
  • "I'm highly complimented to be in such august company--and right next to Michael Bloomberg!

    While there are a number of nuances in my write-up that might one day be corrected, Overall, the story fairly captured my fall and rise.

    Thanks for that!"
  • - Jack Bogle

About The Author

John F. Groom

John Groom has been involved in a wide variety of writing and publishing ventures, both in print and online. His freelance articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Builder, Export Today, the Montgomery Sentinel, and elsewhere. He created the websites PositivePress.com and TheOutrage.com. The popular Positive Saying of the Day from Positive Press currently has over 42,000 subscribers.

Groom is the author of the Living Sanely book series, of which the most recent addition is Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks, co-authored with David Noon.

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