A remarkable memoir, Steve Pemberton’s A Chance in the World is an inspiring testimony that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning.
Taken from his mother at age 3, Steve lived a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve found his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. These books introduced him to new worlds — and gave him the hope that one day he might have a different life.
Determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family — yet armed with just a single clue—Steve embarked on an extraordinary quest for his identity. A Chance in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination and vision.
All the more remarkable is where the author is today. As an adult, Steve Pemberton has found success in the corporate world. A vice president with Walgreens, he holds the title of Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer — the first to hold that responsibility in the company’s 110-year history. In 2007, he was called to Capitol Hill to provide expert testimony on best practices in diversity recruiting.
A Chance in the World relates an amazing testimony that will no doubt touch every reader’s heart. And, more importantly, Pemberton sets an example that we should all follow. Through his book, he inspires readers and challenges them to look beyond their pasts to pursue their destinies.