Come Smile With Me

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

’Life is a bowl of cherries, not all of them are ripe, and some are rotten’ The book is a short inspirational tale of the adventures and experiences of a polio survivor from the early 1950's. The bok is full of amusing anecdotes exploring the first 50 years of his eventful, and certainly not boring life. This is living life to the full in spite of a disability 'Come Smile With Me' is a short autobiography written by a Polio survivor. Peter was unfortunate to be one of the millions world wide who became infected by Polio in the early 1950's. Peter was initially totally paralyzed by the illness and in spite of his doctors reporting that he would never walk again, and probably not sit up, has gone on to live a very full life. Peter is partially disabled but this has not stopped him from participating in a wide range of activities. The chapters describe the many stages that his life has gone through up to the present day. 'Come Smile With Me' is an invitation to follow Peter's life from the traumas of the Polio virus, and how this subsequently resulted in further deterioration later in life, but also enjoy many of the numerous amusing anecdotes. The book is written in a very easy style and is both thought provoking and in many passages highly amusing.

Genre:
Other
Author:
Comesmile
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
5.0 3 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

’Life is a bowl of cherries, not all of them are ripe,

and some are rotten’

Peter Thwaites


I am a survivor of the Polio epidemic in the UK during the early 1950’s and over the past five years have been experiencing the demoralising affects of Post Polio Syndrome ( PPS )

I have written this short autobiography as a means to easing my way out of a period of particular tiredness and anxiety and was suggested by my Psychologist. I hope that it makes you smile and maybe cry, although this is definitely not my foremost intention.

Many of the episodes are drawn directly from memory at the moment of writing and so, over the passage of time, occasionally; events may be betrayed slightly differently than they should. I have, however, endeavoured to be frankly honest in my depiction of the last fifty years of my life and must stress at this point that I regret nothing. I have, for the most part thoroughly enjoyed my life and truthfully hope that there are many years and experiences still to be encountered.

Dedicated to my mum and dad, without whom I would never have survived,

thanks.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

genocon: Didn’t like it at first. The short sentences like it was written in verse. And It seemed like a typical coming of age story. Stupid girl falling for an older man. But after I finished it I looked back and it’s kind of Poetic. A modern Lolita story written from the girls point of view.

Tsheposhimbz: its a grt story write more

laselisakhanya: There's nothing not to love about this novel, everything is moving at an amazing pace and I have been hooked since I began reading itMost of the characters are amazing and I can't for the main two to finally confess how they feel and get together.

maggiev8mv: I enjoyed the journey into the mc. I read a couple books a day and this has been one of my favorites. A little intense in spots but felt well thought out. Thanks for sharing. Now for Book 2

annelinviste1: Sweet and sad 🥲

Carmen: I loved the main characters and the doll thing is genious... I had a good laugh. Keep writing

By Terri: Really enjoyed this story! Good job!

irjur: Amazing story! Read it for the second time and enjoyed it even more! Really like you style, how you switch between Pov's. Just right amount of details without too much dragging and drama, but keeping reader on their toes all the time. Absolutely loved characters, especially Lili, and how sure she...

More Recommendations

Martha Stuart: I am loving this so far I hope it hasn’t been abandoned by the author. Hopefully there will be an update soon

Angie Murphy: I did like how the plot came together. I would recommend it to my friends, it was a good reed. The ending did leave me wanting more. An alternate ending where Hella hadn't died but turned, with Gabriel still becoming immortal would have been sweet. However this wasn't really a love story, "ugly d...

Maryke Le Roux: Awesome story thank you so much for the story

Gladys: Enjoyed the book. Enjoyed the message. Everyone should obey your vows. Because it has away to come back and bit you in the butt.

Sprinkle Moore: Juhhhhbbbbbbbbbbbb jjjjjjjj hhhbv c bhhhhh hhhhhhv hhhhjj

Kaylee: Honestly I was very much into the book it has so much potential and could be a great read but the author hasn't updated in a year so I think it safe to say it's not worth it unless you want to read and still think about this unfinished book later

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.