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Life at 8 mph

How a Man with Cerebral Palsy Taught Me the Secret to Happiness

Peter Bowling Anderson


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In the spirit of Tuesdays with Morrie

“An honest, unsentimental, sometimes terribly funny and deeply poignant account of lasting friendship…” — Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Moody Bible Institute

Life at 8 mph is the rare book that celebrates the friendship between two men while reminding readers that everyone has something to offer, regardless of physical limitations.

When Peter Bowling Anderson began working for Richard Herrin, a man with cerebral palsy, Peter didn’t want the job. But the role as Richard’s assistant became a life-changing experience that opened Peter’s eyes to what life is really about, what joy actually looks like, and how courage is truly defined.

Richard taught Peter that it was never too late to start over if only he would be willing to break through the walls he’d hidden behind for years. After five years of working with Richard, Peter had a new outlook on life, faith, and love—and a new wife he never would have met without Richard’s encouragement.

Peter Bowling Anderson’s heartfelt debut inspires readers to question their assumptions, push beyond their boundaries, and view their struggles as springboards to authentic, lasting happiness.

KiCam Projects, LLC, 9780999742273, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

About the Author

Peter Bowling Anderson has a master’s degree in communications/writing from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.A. in teaching from Centenary College, and special education certification from LSU Shreveport. His work has appeared in The Connect Magazine, MotherVerse: A Journal of Contemporary Motherhood, Goodtaste International Magazine, Because We Write Magazine, and Ezine Articles. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Shreveport, Louisiana. This is his first book.