Rise Above: Conquering Adversities

Rise Above is a detailed description of one man’s journey of conquering adversity. You will read how the writer survived a near-fatal motor vehicle accident, which resulted in three skull fractures, a bruised brain, an eight-day coma, and having to relearn how to walk and talk – made all the more challenging by a lingering speech impediment acquired in childhood.

Stuttering is an awful burden for a person to carry throughout life. Children can be cruel. The writer’s utmost fear, speaking in public, would one day be an ally and allow him to present programs extensively throughout the United States.

Normally, our children bear the task of planning our funerals. It is not “normal” for parents to plan their child’s funeral; unfortunately, life is not always “normal.” You will read how the writer faced his greatest challenge….the death of his child. You will also read about the tools and support systems the author and his family found vital when confronted with the journey of grief.

This book is not about just addressing adversity; rather, it is about thriving in spite of adversity.  This is a MUST READ for anyone facing a challenge in life.

Rise Above has sold in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, and Australia.


“Greg Little’s book, Rise Above, is his story of persevering and enduring in spite of overwhelming obstacles. The book is sprinkled throughout with bits of humor, making it an excellent read.”  – mimsy0526

You can do it too!  Interesting and informative. I learned some good stuff, things I hadn’t thought of, and was rooting for the author all the way.” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom by Malky McEwan

Great motivating book.  The author encourages readers by presenting his own example of overcoming so many adversities. I would recommend this book to everyone as all at some time feels low in their life.” – Reviewed in India by Amazon customer

“I started reading and could not stop until I had finished the whole book. It’s just an awesome read! Touched my heart.” – Janet M.

“I feel that there are some books that change your perspective, and there are some books like that are like gold and change your life. This book is like GOLD.” – Marie Rothman

 “It was captivating. How Dr. Little overcame physical & emotional challenges, resulting from a traumatic brain injury, made this book difficult to put down.” – L Evans

“A very optimistic and encouraging account of such a personal tragedy. Humor was certainly an excellent tool to use to get through those hard times. I have purchased to give as gifts to others. Very good read.”  – Jill Taylor

“Highly recommend this book. It is an awe-inspiring read. I am ordering several copies for gifts. I consider myself a “Steel Magnolia,” but tears flowed down my face.” – Sharon Jarrett

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love how the author was able to keep such a positive attitude with all the adversities he has faced. I’m sure his seminars are well received and a lot of fun. For me, laughter is the best medicine and I will reread as “life” happens.” – Gloria Weathers