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Hardcover Book Details
  • 04/2022
  • 9781777904036
  • 244 pages
  • $26.95
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2022
  • 9781777904012
  • 244 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 04/2022
  • B09TG5GQ3V
  • 237 pages
  • $7.99
Forever on Pointe: A True Story
Agota Gabor, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Dancing was her life. Until a paralyzing virus threatened to shatter her dreams. Forever on Pointe: A True Story is the fascinating account of one woman's ever-evolving journey from the intense world of professional ballet to the bloody streets of the Hungarian Revolution to the glittering nightclubs of Montreal.

In this intimate and revealing memoir, Agota Gabor shares how grit and determination allowed her to attain her wildest dreams. As a young girl, Agota intends to become a professional ballerina in Budapest, but her dream is shattered when she contracts polio. Through gruesome therapy and iron willpower, she learns to dance again, making a living as a dancer in Canada after her home country erupts in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Agota forges ahead to achieve a prosperous and dynamic life, working as a chorus girl in Montreal casinos and nightclubs. But she wants more than just the glitz and glam. After going back to school, Agota becomes a television journalist and works with her foreign-correspondent husband as they live the expat life, traveling across the world from Hong Kong to Jakarta to London. Agota's roller-coaster life continues as a mother and a businesswoman, as she runs a successful communications firm and makes a killing in real estate.

Reviews
Anna Porter, Author / Publisher - Endorsement

A tale of irrepressible courage, of daring to dream and dream big, no matter the odds.

Charles Pachter, Artist - Endorsement

I am LOVING your book. Simply amazing – what a roller coaster life of ups and downs, highs and lows, triumphs and tragedy. You are a fine writer.

Karen Kain, International Ballet Star / Artistic Director Emeritus - Endorsement

Agota speaks of her love of ballet, young dreams and triumphs over tragedy. How all she learned from dance, helped her build a dynamic new life. An inspiring story!

Lloyd Robertson, Journalist, Former News Anchor - Endorsement

Inspiring & Engaging! Although polio crushed her ballerina dreams, Agota Gabor’s steely determination saw her reaching for a high bar all of her life: surviving war and revolution in her Hungarian homeland, and after escaping to Canada reinventing herself several times to scale the heights of media and business.

Netgalley

Forever On Pointe: A True Story (Glissade Productions, April 2022), is a fascinating account of a journey from the intense world of professional ballet to the bloody streets of the Hungarian Revolution to the glittering nightclubs of Montreal.

Gabor takes readers on the adventure of her life and paints a rich historical picture of the world at the time.

The Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson / Former Governor General of Canada - Endor

Honest, uplifting, funny and generous, Agota Gabor’s memoirs capture a unique and enthusiastic woman whose life is an inspiring journey of hope and courage.

News
12/26/2021
Authority Magazine

I was interviewed by Authority Magazine last December and we discussed five things you can do to become more resilient during turbulent times.

03/13/2022
Elephant Journal Article

Post-COVID, Post-Polio: Let’s not make the same mistakes! An article that I wrote for the Elephant Journal regarding long-term Covid effects was just published a few days ago.

02/28/2022
Releasing Trauma Podcast

I was interviewed by Releasing Trauma Podcast, which brings together trauma experts and survivors to remind the listener, that there is life after trauma. I talk about my memoir “Forever On Pointe” and my experience of contracting polio and how I persevered afterwards.

03/05/2022
Social Dad Article

What is the best advice your grandmother or grandfather have given you?

Social Dads has listed my Life Tips in a recent article. These are life lessons that I personally experienced and share the stories in my recent memoir to inspire my 16 year old grand-daughter. I hope that you consider these tips also!

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 04/2022
  • 9781777904036
  • 244 pages
  • $26.95
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2022
  • 9781777904012
  • 244 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 04/2022
  • B09TG5GQ3V
  • 237 pages
  • $7.99

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