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Publisher's Summary

The astonishing life story from one of Australia's most inspirational athletes. 

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 Able, 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 things that you can.

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

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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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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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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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Just awesome, so raw, so real.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. some powerful messages told in such a down to earth way. loved it.

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Tenacious and courageous

Dylan is an inspiration to people everywhere. his sorry is about tenacity and never giving up on what you want to achieve.

I would have preferred reading the book as the disjointed reading was a bit annoying at times, but his story really needs to be heard.

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Such a great book with a very important message!!

Loved it, such a good one with a very important message for everyone!! Thanks Dylan!!

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loved it

inspirational to say the least. I really enjoyed getting to know Dylan. I've heard him on jjj and seen him on tv. laughed and cried. was a good book

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Biggest Weapon in Australian Sport

Such a well written and spoken book. The fact Dylan did the speaking is absolutely awesome and allows listeners to get a grasp of the down to earth and sick personality he has. What he has done not only for his country, but people with disabilities is outstanding and this book as well as entertaining and inspiring, is informative to those who may not know much about what living with a disability is like. 10/10 would recommend.

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Dylan is a bloody legend

Loved the story and his narration. His brilliant personality shines through from start to finish.

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A wonderful story

loved it! lots of laughs and a few tears. thank you Dylan for sharing your story

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