Full of Heart

J.R. Martinez

Memoir

On Sale Date: 11/6/2012
Imprint: Hyperion
Print Run: 100K
Format: HC
Pages: 224
Price: $23.99
ISBN: 1401324746
ISBN 13: 9781401324742
Other Formats
Ebook 9781401304874

The inspiring true story of actor, motivational speaker, and former U.S. Army soldier, J.R. Martinez—Full of Heart chronicles Martinez’s incredible, and uniquely American journey through poverty, hardship, and tragedy, to his rise as an American hero and media darling.  In April 2003, at 19 years old, Martinez’s Humvee hit a landmine and he suffered severe smoke inhalation and disfiguring burns to over 40 percent of his body.  Martinez was immediately evacuated to a San Antonio medical center, where he spent the next 34 months in grueling recovery.  During this time, Martinez shared his experiences with other patients and listened to theirs.  His fellow soldiers, along with the local and then national media, soon latched onto Martinez’s inspiring personality, leading to a career as a popular motivational speaker, daytime television star, and Dancing with the Stars contestant.  In the vein of Hyperion bestsellers, Breaking Night and Until Tuesday, Martinez’s memoir of triumphing over extraordinary obstacles through pure resilience, optimism, and strength of spirit will inspire legions of people.