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Rudy: My Story
By Daniel Ruettiger, Mark Dagostino (contributor) and Butler Daniel (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oasis Audio
Publication date September 4, 2012
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781613751992
ISBN-10 1613751990
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 5.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $29.99
Other format details audio
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Rudy became the inspiration for millions when a Hollywood film depicting his journey as a Notre Dame football player became one of the most influential sports movies ever made. In Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s only autobiography, go behind the scenes to experience the heartache, triumph, and glory through Rudy’s own eyes, and learn the details of the 10 years it took to get the movie made. For the first time, the real Rudy shares his story of floundering through school with undiagnosed dyslexia and finding himself mixed up with a rough and rowdy crowd. “Football was my salvation in high school,” Rudy believes. While he dreamed of playing for Notre Dame he never believed he was smart enough to make it to that elite group of higher education. After high school, he worked at the local coal-fired power plant — feeling desolate and destined for a lower middle-class life stuck in Joliet, Illinois. It wasn’t until the Vietnam War in 1969 that he headed to the Navy recruiting office and the trajectory of his life moved in a new direction. The discipline and hard work ethic that his parents had instilled in him growing up carried him through that experience, and he left believing, for the first time, that he was capable of great things. A poignant and high-energy storyteller, Rudy details failures and pitfalls along the way. He explains the persistence and determination it took to get accepted to Notre Dame, to suit up and play for 27 glorious seconds, and to see the dream of his movie become a reality. Rudy is truly a real-life testament to the old adage that it is not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up again. He will motivate you to discover your own dreams and to pursue them with an unrelenting faith that anything is possible. Rudy doesn’t just represent a far-fetched Hollywood story that most people can never attain — its message is that anyone with a dream can make that dream a reality by being willing to put in the hard work and heart it takes to get there.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780849948398
 
With Rudy Ruettiger | from Thomas Nelson Inc (September 4, 2012)
9780849948398 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Rudy became the inspiration for millions when a Hollywood film depicting his journey as a Notre Dame football player became one of the most influential sports movies ever made.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780718080068
 
With Daniel Ruettiger | from Thomas Nelson Inc (August 18, 2015)
9780718080068 | details & prices | 281 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Rudy became the inspiration for millions when a Hollywood film depicting his journey as a Notre Dame football player became one of the most influential sports movies ever made.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781613751992
 
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With Butler Daniel (other contributor), Daniel Ruettiger | Unabridged edition from Oasis Audio (September 4, 2012)
9781613751992 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Rudy became the inspiration for millions when a Hollywood film depicting his journey as a Notre Dame football player became one of the most influential sports movies ever made.

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