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Ballet for Life: A Pictorial Memoir by Finis Jhung is a memoir that both entertains and inspires readers, a journey through the life of the legendary dancer from humble beginnings to the peak of fame. This narrative documents the protagonist's journey from a childhood in war-riddled Hawaii to becoming a much admired dancer on Broadway. Follow his life as he is featured in film and linked to big names like the Joffrey and Harkness ballet companies. Follow the protagonist in this fascinating tale as he connects with the one thing that brings him to life and finds meaning by embracing his heart's desire. The narrative also reveals the author's spiritual awakening and allows readers a feel of the world in which he found himself.
What does it take to sail towards greatness and success? In this memoir, Finis Jhung offers insights of his own journey and shows readers the secrets to his success. The book is filled with pictorial moments that depict the author's life, images that capture significant periods and moments in his journey. There is something intimate about the commentaries and the images in this book, a style that allows readers to peer through an open window into the soul of the protagonist. Ballet for Life: A Pictorial Memoir is a gorgeous offering that will delight fans of ballet and dance in general. The beauty of the writing matches the beauty readers will encounter in the numerous images that fill the pages of this memoir. A delight to read... it is far more than a memoir. The commentaries are well written and while they are filled with information, the images are, in themselves, very telling of the different seasons of Finis Jhung’s life.