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     My Next Step is a remarkable memoir of one man coming face to face with the darkest moments of his life and how, through his own drive and the unwavering support of family and friends, he never succumbed to despair. Dave Liniger had it all: four successful children, a lifetime filled with adventure, and a company he’d founded, RE/MAX, that became one of the most promi      My Next Step is a remarkable memoir of one man coming face to face with the darkest moments of his life and how, through his own drive and the unwavering support of family and friends, he never succumbed to despair. Dave Liniger had it all: four successful children, a lifetime filled with adventure, and a company he’d founded, RE/MAX, that became one of the most prominent real estate brands in the world and made him a success beyond his wildest dreams. He had served in the Vietnam War, parachuted out of planes, raced cars, and once even attempted to circumnavigate the world in a balloon. And then overnight his full and varied life almost came to an abrupt end. Doctors discovered he had a horrific staph infection along his spine that left him paralyzed from the neck down and in excruciating pain. My Next Step chronicles how Dave found reserves of strength to fight through his pain. He drew inspiration from his wife, Gail, who had shown incredible grace and courage during her recovery from a tragic airplane crash twenty-nine years earlier. His guiding light was the mantra, “Just 10 steps.” If he could take 10 steps, he could take 20. If he could take 20, he could walk a mile. After three critical surgeries and six grueling months in the hospital, Dave finally returned home. He continues to heal, but is back running the company he loves and getting stronger every day. My Next Step will inspire those facing tragedy to find the courage to accept their situation and do what’s necessary to take the next step toward a meaningful life.


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     My Next Step is a remarkable memoir of one man coming face to face with the darkest moments of his life and how, through his own drive and the unwavering support of family and friends, he never succumbed to despair. Dave Liniger had it all: four successful children, a lifetime filled with adventure, and a company he’d founded, RE/MAX, that became one of the most promi      My Next Step is a remarkable memoir of one man coming face to face with the darkest moments of his life and how, through his own drive and the unwavering support of family and friends, he never succumbed to despair. Dave Liniger had it all: four successful children, a lifetime filled with adventure, and a company he’d founded, RE/MAX, that became one of the most prominent real estate brands in the world and made him a success beyond his wildest dreams. He had served in the Vietnam War, parachuted out of planes, raced cars, and once even attempted to circumnavigate the world in a balloon. And then overnight his full and varied life almost came to an abrupt end. Doctors discovered he had a horrific staph infection along his spine that left him paralyzed from the neck down and in excruciating pain. My Next Step chronicles how Dave found reserves of strength to fight through his pain. He drew inspiration from his wife, Gail, who had shown incredible grace and courage during her recovery from a tragic airplane crash twenty-nine years earlier. His guiding light was the mantra, “Just 10 steps.” If he could take 10 steps, he could take 20. If he could take 20, he could walk a mile. After three critical surgeries and six grueling months in the hospital, Dave finally returned home. He continues to heal, but is back running the company he loves and getting stronger every day. My Next Step will inspire those facing tragedy to find the courage to accept their situation and do what’s necessary to take the next step toward a meaningful life.

30 review for My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    The book's title grabbed me and all the high ratings hooked me in, but I have to go against the flow of opinion on this one. Not to diminish Mr. Liniger's personal struggle to regain his mobility and dignity in any way, which must have been (and must continue to be) an extraordinary, life-changing journey. But for me there was just too much bravado... too many assertions about how tough he is, what an adventurer he is, how he never quits like other people do, etc. All that self aggrandizement br The book's title grabbed me and all the high ratings hooked me in, but I have to go against the flow of opinion on this one. Not to diminish Mr. Liniger's personal struggle to regain his mobility and dignity in any way, which must have been (and must continue to be) an extraordinary, life-changing journey. But for me there was just too much bravado... too many assertions about how tough he is, what an adventurer he is, how he never quits like other people do, etc. All that self aggrandizement broke the spell, the all-important personal connection a story/author should maintain with its reader.

  2. 4 out of 5

    j chris

    I just received this book yesterday from a goodreads win, I started reading the first few pages and I couldn't put it down. I read it until I was done, it was a great read, no big words to make it longer, just honest writing right from the person who lived through it. It was a great book, I don't know if I could have wanted to live as much pain as he was in, I would recommend that everyone should read this, just to get an understanding of what family means to all of us, and how that can really h I just received this book yesterday from a goodreads win, I started reading the first few pages and I couldn't put it down. I read it until I was done, it was a great read, no big words to make it longer, just honest writing right from the person who lived through it. It was a great book, I don't know if I could have wanted to live as much pain as he was in, I would recommend that everyone should read this, just to get an understanding of what family means to all of us, and how that can really help in the situation he was in.

  3. 5 out of 5

    -t r

    this is actually two stories in one short memoir. the surface story is how this man overcame a personal tragedy with determination and the support of family and friends. the understory is how, add long ad you have money, lots of money, the healthcare system in the US is wonderful. while I give him lots of kudos for not dying, I think the bigger issue is the one he doesn't address: because of his bank account, he was able to get care that isn't available to everyone. this is actually two stories in one short memoir. the surface story is how this man overcame a personal tragedy with determination and the support of family and friends. the understory is how, add long ad you have money, lots of money, the healthcare system in the US is wonderful. while I give him lots of kudos for not dying, I think the bigger issue is the one he doesn't address: because of his bank account, he was able to get care that isn't available to everyone.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    An interesting story of the co-founder of RE/MAX and his recovery from a devastating medical condition. But, he is a type A personality with a competitive streak and his ego gets in the way of the story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    This book was given to me by a close friend who found it inspirational. Unfortunately, I was not as enthusiastic about it. Dave Liniger is the author and also the Co-founder and Chairman of Re/Max. He makes a lot of money, has a family, and many expensive adventures. Then one day he ends up in the hospital with a staph infection along his entire spine. It leaves him paralyzed from the neck down. While this is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, Mr. Liniger's recounting of that time and his even This book was given to me by a close friend who found it inspirational. Unfortunately, I was not as enthusiastic about it. Dave Liniger is the author and also the Co-founder and Chairman of Re/Max. He makes a lot of money, has a family, and many expensive adventures. Then one day he ends up in the hospital with a staph infection along his entire spine. It leaves him paralyzed from the neck down. While this is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, Mr. Liniger's recounting of that time and his eventual recover reads like one long brag. Even when he relates an embarrassing incident, it is done so that in the end he's shown in a good light. His version of the story is interspersed with entries from his children, wife, doctors, and friends. It may have been better to let them tell the whole story. Amazing feats and positivity in the face of incredible odds are more impressive when told by a third party Your mileage may vary.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fraser

    Easy Read. Follows his through his time in Hospital. Loved the phrase towards the end..."Not trying my hardest, was my greatest concern!!!" Well worth the read. Easy Read. Follows his through his time in Hospital. Loved the phrase towards the end..."Not trying my hardest, was my greatest concern!!!" Well worth the read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    J

    Not a fan ... didn't finish it. I'm sure he over came so much and there may be some good life lesson gems but so much boasting. Not a fan ... didn't finish it. I'm sure he over came so much and there may be some good life lesson gems but so much boasting.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Very inspiring!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope by Dave Liniger was a disappointment to me. There was just too much of REMAX in this book. Mr. Liniger is the chairman and Co-Founder of that business. Mr. Liniger was having some back pain which later turned out to be MRSA. That is potentially deadly. It is a Staph infection that can is terribly difficult to fight. I heard a presentation from a woman whose son has it and he nearly died several times. That brought me to tears, this book My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope by Dave Liniger was a disappointment to me. There was just too much of REMAX in this book. Mr. Liniger is the chairman and Co-Founder of that business. Mr. Liniger was having some back pain which later turned out to be MRSA. That is potentially deadly. It is a Staph infection that can is terribly difficult to fight. I heard a presentation from a woman whose son has it and he nearly died several times. That brought me to tears, this book did not. What I did like about the book was Mr. Liniger’s reconstruction of the events and his emotions during the whole experience. He was very fortunate to have a large family and many concerned co-workers. They rotated their care and never left his side. Mr. Liniger was in a great deal of pain so it must have been challenging for him to recount this experience. There were spots of humor included that I appreciated. b Mr. Liniger seemed to have a good personality and it is reflected in this book. Just as I was really feeling for Mr. Liniger, he would pull away and bring the company’s goals and principles in this book. If that had been reduced, I would have liked the book more. There was a Super Bowl Party set up in the Urgent Care waiting room. I just felt that a separate quiet place should have been set up for the people with relatives in danger so they could go there. I recommend this book to people interested in MRSA or REMAX but I do think it could have been improved. I received this book from Library Thing as a win and that in no way influenced my review and no monetary reimbursement was received.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Dave Liniger has written a wonderful memoir about his miraculous fight for life. Mr. Liniger is the co-founder of Re/Max real estate and is a no nonsense, man's man. Throughout his lifetime he has set goals and found the means to achieve each goal he has set. He pushes himself to go further and do better in everything he works for. He has done things that have punished his body both physically and mentally. Probably due in some way or another to this fact, he has a bad back. Unknown to anyone th Dave Liniger has written a wonderful memoir about his miraculous fight for life. Mr. Liniger is the co-founder of Re/Max real estate and is a no nonsense, man's man. Throughout his lifetime he has set goals and found the means to achieve each goal he has set. He pushes himself to go further and do better in everything he works for. He has done things that have punished his body both physically and mentally. Probably due in some way or another to this fact, he has a bad back. Unknown to anyone the pain in his back that started this story was more than the mere wearing off of his regular injections. This was a severe staph infection and it had taken up residence in his spine. Arriving at the hospital thinking he would get some medicine and head home, no one realized it would be 6 months before he would make it home and no one knew just how hard that fight would be. Mr. Liniger, with the help of family, friends, medical professionals and business associates tell his story. Through the first month Mr. Liniger doesn't remember much as he was in a semi-comatose state, he had organs begin to fail and he flat-lined once. It is really not known why he survived, but when you read his story you will see what type of man he is and that may give a little insight into part of his survival. Mr. Liniger talks about the wonderful support system he has around him and his belief in not feeling sorry for yourself or letting the small (or in this case, large) things get you down. You control your destiny. I found this book to be very uplifting. I received a copy of this book for purposes of review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heidi The Reader

    I found Liniger's method of communicating with others to be too aggressive to really be enjoyable. Especially in the story he tells about caring for Gale, the way he speaks to the hospital staff and in group therapy was offensive. It's clear that he cares passionately about his friends, family, certain charities, and co-workers, but his level of concern doesn't seem to extend beyond that- it seems like he treats everybody else badly. His story of illness and extraordinary healing was amazing, but I found Liniger's method of communicating with others to be too aggressive to really be enjoyable. Especially in the story he tells about caring for Gale, the way he speaks to the hospital staff and in group therapy was offensive. It's clear that he cares passionately about his friends, family, certain charities, and co-workers, but his level of concern doesn't seem to extend beyond that- it seems like he treats everybody else badly. His story of illness and extraordinary healing was amazing, but I couldn't get past the feeling that I wouldn't care to hang out with the author in real life. It's a shame because he has so much wisdom to impart about how to run successful businesses and is, seemingly, a pioneer in your thoughts creating your reality.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Reading Fool

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. Dave Liniger, co-founder of RE/MAX, wrote this memoir to tell the story of his recovery from a serious staph infection in his spine. The infection left him in severe pain and paralyzed from the neck down. Liniger was in the hospital for many months to have multiple surgeries and go through the recovery and rehab process. This book is a great motivational piece, especially for patients and their families who are going through difficult health I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. Dave Liniger, co-founder of RE/MAX, wrote this memoir to tell the story of his recovery from a serious staph infection in his spine. The infection left him in severe pain and paralyzed from the neck down. Liniger was in the hospital for many months to have multiple surgeries and go through the recovery and rehab process. This book is a great motivational piece, especially for patients and their families who are going through difficult health issues.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lucia Rodriguez

    I am going through my own "Dark Times" and this book is what I needed to help pull me through. Well written. I know all too well about PTSD, being competitive and in what seems to be an endless hopeless time. Thank you so much for writing this book. I love the little quotes from M Kathleen Casey, Kenji Miyazawa, and others. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through some problems in their lives. This is a book we all can relate too. I am going through my own "Dark Times" and this book is what I needed to help pull me through. Well written. I know all too well about PTSD, being competitive and in what seems to be an endless hopeless time. Thank you so much for writing this book. I love the little quotes from M Kathleen Casey, Kenji Miyazawa, and others. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through some problems in their lives. This is a book we all can relate too.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Smith

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. This is a very inspirational book. To fight such a disease and get through it...most can not imagine. It was great how the company didn't panic everyone and kept a positive attitude about it. And the support from family and friends was incredible. This was a very well written book and I do recommend it to anyone who is going through the same thing. Great! I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. This is a very inspirational book. To fight such a disease and get through it...most can not imagine. It was great how the company didn't panic everyone and kept a positive attitude about it. And the support from family and friends was incredible. This was a very well written book and I do recommend it to anyone who is going through the same thing. Great!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    I won this as a LibraryThing Early Review book. It was very inspiring, especially as my mother just recently came home after 7 months in a nursing home receiving rehab. I will be sending to her to read. Dave is very honest in his book which outlines his "continuing" recovery from a serious staph infection which attacked his spine. He also reinforces his never give up mentality and the importance of family and friends that help with recovery. Recommended for everyone. I won this as a LibraryThing Early Review book. It was very inspiring, especially as my mother just recently came home after 7 months in a nursing home receiving rehab. I will be sending to her to read. Dave is very honest in his book which outlines his "continuing" recovery from a serious staph infection which attacked his spine. He also reinforces his never give up mentality and the importance of family and friends that help with recovery. Recommended for everyone.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Lloyd

    I was one of the fortunate giveaway winners of this book and have just finished reading it. Dave certainly demonstrates the power of positive thinking and sheer determination! One lesson he quoted from Napoleon Hill sums up his philosophy: Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. An inspirational, and quick, read for anyone facing life's challenges. I was one of the fortunate giveaway winners of this book and have just finished reading it. Dave certainly demonstrates the power of positive thinking and sheer determination! One lesson he quoted from Napoleon Hill sums up his philosophy: Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. An inspirational, and quick, read for anyone facing life's challenges.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Teri

    My Next Step Dave's journey through a major illness is heart breaking. You can feel the love of family and friends throughout the book. Dave is a wonderful positive person. He does have many thoughts of what he will be but in truth he is the man he has always been. I think this book will inspire many whom are going thru illness or help others with illness. My Next Step Dave's journey through a major illness is heart breaking. You can feel the love of family and friends throughout the book. Dave is a wonderful positive person. He does have many thoughts of what he will be but in truth he is the man he has always been. I think this book will inspire many whom are going thru illness or help others with illness.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Dave's story is a great motivation for all of us. His description, with the help of his family and friends, gives great perspective to the roller coaster of his journey. It is inspiring that Dave never gave up and continues to encourage readers to live life to the fullest. I recommend this book to anyone - it is a wonderful story of struggle, success, family, and life. Dave's story is a great motivation for all of us. His description, with the help of his family and friends, gives great perspective to the roller coaster of his journey. It is inspiring that Dave never gave up and continues to encourage readers to live life to the fullest. I recommend this book to anyone - it is a wonderful story of struggle, success, family, and life.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    The writing itself isn't of the caliber I am accustomed to, but the message is still worth the read. I can't help but gravitate to and admire people like Dave Liniger who make no excuses and strive for the best life has to offer. This is a book I have a feeling I'll be referring back to again and again. The writing itself isn't of the caliber I am accustomed to, but the message is still worth the read. I can't help but gravitate to and admire people like Dave Liniger who make no excuses and strive for the best life has to offer. This is a book I have a feeling I'll be referring back to again and again.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Bell

    This is a very inspiring book. It made me laugh and cry a couple of times. A lot of people would have crumbled when faced with the obsticles that Dave faced. I would recommend this to anyone who needs encouragement.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Always good to read of someone else's struggle to remain positive and find hope, inspiration and resolve. This author overcame immense health obstacles. ( A lot of grammar/editing errors bothered me!) Always good to read of someone else's struggle to remain positive and find hope, inspiration and resolve. This author overcame immense health obstacles. ( A lot of grammar/editing errors bothered me!)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was okay. Author liked to talk about how tough he was and how great he was. Didn't really have a point, just rambling about how he recovered from illness. I guess some might find it motivational. It was okay. Author liked to talk about how tough he was and how great he was. Didn't really have a point, just rambling about how he recovered from illness. I guess some might find it motivational.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Holloway

    I will posting a review on my blog.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Joshua

    I really enjoyed this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Honestly one of the most touching and saddest book i ever read. A must read!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jyll Stuart

    I received this book as a gift from one of my clients. What an amazing story of one man's courage to overcome a devastating illness. I received this book as a gift from one of my clients. What an amazing story of one man's courage to overcome a devastating illness.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jodene

    Fast read. I think if I was struggling with some sort of challenge it would have inspired me but thankfully I am not.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Dave is amazing and his positive attitude is what made him successful and clearly what led to his recovery!!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dave Page

    Fantastic book, and a reasonably quick read too. Highly recommended to anyone interested in reading about overcoming adversity

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Great book. Very detailed. Good information. Good story of triumphant thinking.

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