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Publisher's Summary

The incredible life of an astonishing athlete, disability advocate and 2022 Australian of the Year.

Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a positive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he’d have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. 

Fast forward 10 years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he’s a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd-surfing). But Dylan’s greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It’s a passion that drives him every day of his life. 

In this fully updated edition of Able, which includes stories about his latest achievements, including Wimbledon and the French Open, Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can. 

©2018, 2022 Alcott Projects Pty Ltd (P)2018, 2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Fascinating recount of a unique life. However , I found Mr Alcott's reading technique somewhat offputting. This book should be redone with the Author only reading the introduction and the closing and a voiceover actor inbetween - this amazing story deserves it

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Dylan Alcott . You Legend.

Dylan Alcott. You once signed a hard copy of your great book and in it said that I was a legend and to keep kicking goals, something I live by every day because I suffer from Cerebral Palsy. You are a LEGEND in my eyes and recommend that everyone read your book. I would love to meet you in person one day.

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Interesting enough.

Narrator/authors tone is pretty monotonous for a well known public speaker but the story itself is interesting enough.

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Excellent read!

What an amazing story of what one can achieve with will power and the backing of a loving family.
Love the way you show gratitude Dylan! Much respect, and all the best with your dream to make a better life for so many others.

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Boringvto me

Tbh I find this boring. Would have been better with prof. Narrator. Whatever, I get he was smart, courageous and great sportsman, but don’t need detail.

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Darren Lockyer sure can write a book!

Strepsils aside, Dyl is an incredible human being and hearing him narrate this book made it even better.

Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a key message of acceptance and breaking down barriers.

This man is an extraordinary athlete and an even better down to earth Aussie bloke.

ONYA DYL.

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Amazing

One of the best autobiography’s I’ve listened to. Dylan’s frank and open telling of his story is riveting and very humbling. Way to go Dylan you are a STAR

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Loved every part of it!

Dylan is an inspiration, and his story should be heard by everyone. The book is entertaining, educational and engaging, I loved the humour as well as the emotional moments. The more this story and others like it are told, the closer we get to a truly inclusive society!

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Absolutely amazing!

Dylans story is great! I listened to this after binge listening to his podcast “listenable” and he is one of the reasons I was inspired to change careers into the disability sector. The way Dylan talks about disability and the advocacy he does is the reason Australia is headed in a great direction! This is a great listen! And Dylans husky voice is bloody great too!

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Loved it!!

Loved it!! I couldn't stop listening to this amazing journey!!! I actually remember some of Dylan's milestones he mentions in his book and was fantastic to relive them from his perspective.

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