From Foster Care to Millionaire by Cody McLain

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A book review of From Foster Care to Millionaire: a Young Entrepreneur’s Journey of Success, Failure and Triumph by Cody McLain

A book review of From Foster Care to Millionaire: A Young Entrepreneur's Journey of Success, Failure and Triumph by Cody McLainStars: *****

Cody McLain (2018)
330 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Cody’s story offers all the components you’d expect from the success story of a young entrepreneur with Aspergers—motivation, drive, perseverance, focus, and passion.

You might call it a rags-to-riches tale, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But that here-to-there narrative is only the top layer.

Cody’s story unfolds to reveal a narrative that is more complicated and yet simpler, more central, to the human experience. What remains is the story of a boy, burdened like all of us with deep wounds and great gifts, searching for a purpose.

What remains is a story that will inspire readers to find their true calling and work like hell to achieve their dreams

Foster Care to Millionaire

The summary really intrigued me as I’ve always loved reading about Autism and Aspergers but I wasn’t sure if the business aspects of the book would be interesting to me or not. The cover I must say made it look more technical than memoir but I’m glad I gave it a chance. I really enjoyed reading From Foster Care to Millionaire.

There is more to the story than just foster care and then millionaire. It wasn’t easy and Cody didn’t get there in one chapter, that’s for sure. It’s hard for anyone to create their own business and be successful, let alone be a millionaire but Cody did it and I’m very proud of him, even though I don’t personally know him.

Cody struggled with much more than just his Aspergers. His home life was dysfunctional for sure and yet he persevered where other members of his family didn’t. His story is the embodiment of the lesson that disabilities are not an excuse for failing. If Cody can do it, so can you.

Whether you are on the autism spectrum yourself, know someone who is, are starting or running your own business or a combination of any of those, this book is for you.

The book was riveting and I read it pretty fast considering it’s length. It may be self published but it’s very well written and should be picked up by a larger publisher to help it reach a bigger audience.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.