I’m delighted to be taking part in a tour today spotlighting Sarah Donohue’s autobiography, The World is Never Enough.
We all need a little inspiration in our lives from time to time which is exactly what The World is Never Enough will give you – and plenty of it. If you’ve lost your motivation or you’re feeling mired in day-to-day rituals, Sarah Donohue’s autobiography could be just what you’re looking for to boost you back up again.
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Deringer Publishing (12 Jun. 2018)
Available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.
This is the action packed story of a female racing driver and stuntwoman who lives life on the edge and enjoys every extreme moment of it… A thrill-seeker by day and glamorous showgirl by night, Sarah Donohue believes in living out her dreams and living life to the full bringing colour and laughter to the lives of everyone around her.
Even after a high-speed powerboat crash putting her on a life-support machine, Sarah didn’t let dying for four minutes or a face held together by titanium plates dampen her spirits. The crash was documented as one of the worst crashes seen in powerboat racing history yet Sarah returned back to racing with BBC’s ‘999’ and ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ hiring her as the stuntwoman to re-enact her own near fatal experience. Soon after she became the European powerboat champion. Her journey of triumph over adversity is both inspiring and extreme.
This story of life will take the reader through a roller coaster of emotions as Sarah experiences the highest of highs on podium tops to the lowest of lows as she suffers jealous cyber abusers. The funny stories recalled as a forces pinup and staunch supporter of the military through to the not so funny story of Sarah enduring Donald Trump, the now president of the United States of America and his legal team for almost four years.
This feisty girl from Yorkshire loves life and puts as much into it as she can whilst taking anything it throws back at her remaining positive and up beat. This shows that even the impossible can be made possible with the right attitude no matter who you are or where you come from.
A motivational, funny and inspirational book showing one woman’s journey on taking on any challenge head to head and her world-renowned success in the male dominated sport of offshore powerboat racing. Even death becomes her.
A message from Sarah Donahue
My autobiography was inspired by Chris Eubanks many years ago. Chris suggested I write this book because of my somewhat unconventional lifestyle and that people’s life-experiences can often help others to achieve great things, and his words were right.
Empowering others no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation can often be a natural occurrence and if you have the ability to do this through what life has thrown at you then make a difference and share those experiences and outcomes. They will inspire and motivate.
Connecting with your reader should come naturally, and it’s fair to say that all individuals lead very different lives and ‘The World is Never Enough’ is an autobiography that takes the reader through a rollercoaster of any and all emotions many of which they will have experienced themselves.
People want to know about extreme highs and lows, death and danger, it’s a morbid curiosity instilled in all of us. People also want to know about triumph over adversity an uplifting and emotional feeling we all need to give us that motivation to achieve great things, the David and Goliath story is exactly that and I give the reader a taste of that in the book during my ordeal with Donald Trump. We have all experienced one or all of these emotions at some time and how we all deal with them is often very different. We can learn much off others.
Books are a great learning tool and emotion conjures up the readers own mental images and interpretations and it doesn’t matter if it’s anger, fear or hate, beauty, empathy, love or even distress. To include all these to their extremes and more in an autobiography and be true to your word, you need to have lived a life less ordinary. A life which was never mapped out and a life which is a maze of twists and turns, the unknown at every cross-road, the writers actual life having no direct heading and sometimes no real goal, just intense curiosity for the unknown opening the mystery door regardless of what’s on the other side, grabbing any opportunity and embracing it because normality is not an option for this person.
The ebb and flow of life good or bad can be beautiful in its own way and ‘The World Is Never Enough’ embraces every emotion and no matter what, and taking a step back looking from the outside in reading the book, myself, the author learns through all her mistakes and always comes out positive when many people couldn’t, albeit often damaged mentally and physically which only time has the power to put right.
I’m not an emotional person, I’ve rarely shed a tear, certainly not at my own pain or misfortune. An injured animal would cause me far more distress, but writing this book during some chapters I had to pause because I was tearful. I felt my parents pain worrying that their daughter wouldn’t live through the night after a terrible racing crash. The cyber abuse I suffered at the hands of cyber trolls. I cried because I didn’t understand how human nature could work this way and because it cut deep to the core with so many lies told to cause maximum damage to my health and my business. I lost trust in humanity and all I had built around female empowerment. I had empowered people that would soon turn on me. This chapter made me very sad re-living what I needed to forget.
But the uplifting, amusing and out of this world experiences I have had take the pain of the bad experiences away. Balancing life is the key to happiness and by pure chance discovering a talent I didn’t know I had gave me the life of a rock star. An open ended invitation into a lifestyle most people only dream of, private jets and mixing with the uber rich and famous, all of whom are intrigued by me and my life. But with a Yorkshire country girl upbringing my feet were always firmly on the ground and I took nothing for granted but did take every opportunity without hesitation.
This book will motivate the reader, it will show that the impossible is possible. It unveils my strengths and my weaknesses and how I accept whatever life throws at me. It shows a great balance of life and has amusing undertones throughout regardless of the story being told. It will empower women and have the male reader intrigued and amused by my lifestyle as a ‘woman in a male dominated sport.’
The reader will finish this book wanting more out of their own life knowing that it’s out there and anything is possible if they just put their mind to it.
Born and raised in Saddleworth, Yorkshire born Sarah Donohue has enjoyed over twenty five years competing as a powerboat racer, and is currently the most successful female competitor within the sport. She’ll be returning to race again this year in the US and Hong Kong as the face of the Asia Powerboat Series. As well as racing, Sarah is a qualified personal trainer, international Tri-Fitness champion and, between the years of 2011-2017, created and ran the annual Miss Galaxy Universe fitness competitions in the UK.
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