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31 – Feb 2 Issue 2002
To Succeed Against All Odds’
By Ammanuel Moore
Dureke, local author and motivational
speaker explains how to
prosper in life's many areas in her recently
published book, How To Succeed against All Odds.
all the Chicken
Soup hoopla, it's easy to see that self-help books
come a dime a dozen. The difference between this motivational
self-help book and all others on the shelf is that Mrs.
Dureke helps the reader define what success is to him
or her, and uses practical and common-sense wisdom from
popular songs, Biblical scripture and African proverbs
to illustrate the journey toward success.
also uses herself as a testimony, as she too, hurdled
many obstacles accomplishing her many goals, including
opening her own business, earning several degrees, serving
as a certified aerobics instructor and motivational
speaker and is a lead dancer for a popular African dance
How To Succeed Against All Odds
is in 13 parts, representative of life's many areas,
including business and finance, marriage and family,
health, stress and several other topics.
is written in almost a textbook fashion. Readers should
find the index and section headings useful for easy
reference. Some of the specific topics the book covers
are: Why Some People May Not Realize their Talents;
The Big Magic of Thinking Big; How and When Do You Know
If You Made the Right Decision; Dealing with Hard Times;
self-help book go out of their way to protect their
credibility by not claiming to be a source for all cures,
a clever way to not admit to shortcomings and faults
that their strategies and plans may have.
How To Succeed Against All Odds, however,
continually supports its strategies for success, which
gives the reader more confidence that this is the right
(Margaret Dureke, 221 p.)
To Succeed against All Odds
is…"a very insightful book."
-- Steven Gray, Washington Post
Vaughan, producer of BET.com Women's' Zone said, " ….my
editor said," "…your book and writing style is definitely
Kristin Vaughan has this to say about the book in her
review -"packed with nuggets of been there and done
that wisdom, this book is like having your most cherished
sisterfriend, mother or mentor with you at all times.
It's more than a 'how to' book. It's a must-have life
attitude manual delivered as only Margaret Dureke can.
You'll refer to its lessons time and again."
-- Kristin Vaughan, BET.com Books Producer
book, How To Succeed Against All Odds, "is good
-- Cassandra Ortega-Beckford, Director of Operations,
book, How To Succeed Against All Odds, - "contents
are engaging, Spiritual, energetic, presentation is good…and
has everything you need in a good hand book….including
exercise….the cover is very eye catchy."
--Linda Ligon, President of Publishers' Marketing Association
| "I will like
to give all the praise and honor to God for allowing Margaret
Dureke and myself to meet. I know it was nothing but the
grace of God that allowed our path to cross. I just thank
God for Margaret Dureke and the future I would share with
Margaret as my mentor. I know that there would be so much
growth and development through my personal contact with
Ms. Dureke and having her book as a reference to study
and to review from time to time. The book "How To Succeed
Against All Odds" is a masterpiece. You owe it to yourself
to read about some of Margaret's struggles that God turned
around for good and how it can help you overcome your
own obstacles. I will continue to thank God for the vision
He gave Margaret."
-- Vivian Torrence Leath
|"Margaret is a
gifted motivational and mentor. She creates an environment
of energy and enthusiasm in any setting. Her individual
magnetism affects the smallest and the largest audiences.
You will find this book to be a great addition to the
section of your library reserved for those special books
that you refer to on regular basis."
-- Dr. Loretta Forlaw, DNSe., RN., President, HealthSpeaks,
and Editor of Medical News.
|"This book, How
To Succeed Against All Odds, has changed and revolutionized
my life. I have read a lot of self-help books, but none
has ever impacted me positively in this way before. I
am recommending this book to all my male friends because
there is no other motivational and inspirational book
out there that is written in that fashion. It is a masterpiece
and will definitely change the life of anyone who reads
it for good. This book should be a best seller."
"Margaret Dureke inspires women of all ages and
faith to trust in whatever Supreme Being they worship-
be it Jesus, Allah, Buddha, etc. to accept the challenge
of pursuing their own dreams and aspirations. So many
motivational books are based on theory as opposed to
real life experiences. Many times, people are not sure
how to identify the steps they need to take to reach
the next level. In her book, How to Succeed Against
All Odds, Margaret reveals many of the battles she
overcame to become the successful mother and entrepreneur.
Margaret truly inspires everyone to be the best they
can be. Once you pick up her book, you will not want
to put it down. This is not a book full of fluff! This
is not a book that sits on a shelf. It will become your
"Margaret's words are truly inspirational. I liken
her message to this- 'People don't plan to fail. They
just fail to plan'. We must have the courage and belief
in ourselves to take the first step. Our support network
of faith, family and friends will make the journey less
-- Rita Cheng Personal Financial Advisor
American Express Financial Advisors
"Your book is dynamic, it helps' you realize what
is holding you back….you. If it's success you're after,
How To Succeed Against All Odds is the diagram
for you. It's easy to understand and be your blueprint
for your success and well-being. It connects your mind,
body and soul. Every page is a key to your becoming whole.
She encourages you to follow your dream. When strategically
planned, you can "make adversities your foot mat.". Margaret
this is what you have done and I hope you reach the entire
world. Your book shows you how to balance your life. It's
about a life change. It's about getting in touch with
yourself and those you love. It's about being the best
you can be….It's about obeying the commandments of God
and much more. This is a powerful testament and is headed
for a best seller. God bless you."
-- Clothilde Belk, Publisher
How To Succeed Against All Odds, is simply great!
"Your book has changed my life and I can even feel
your positive spirit as I read the book. I love it and
would recommend it to other people."
-- Colette Clark
11/19/00 10:56:11 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Yvonne Evans)
The book, How to Succeed Against All Odds, by
Margaret Dureke is one that I would recommend for inclusion
in any future program you may consider on the topic
of "Survival of the Human Spirit." Ms. Dureke, a native
of Nigeria, offers her readers a road map to success.
By using her life experiences as an example, she offers
a step-by-step approach to overcoming obstacles, no
matter how big or how small. This book is very refreshing
and is a "must read" for anyone having to make difficult
life decisions. Please consider it for a future program
on how one can survive even when one's back is against
the wall. Thank you.
-- Yvonne Evans
|….I enjoyed reading
your book. Well thought out contents."
-- Dr. Ojiaku
Thank you for sending me the book, How To Succeed Against
All Odds. You and the God in you have definitely made
a positive difference in my life. The book spoke to certain
struggles I have been having on my job and the pain of
the past. Through your book, God told me not to quit or
give up and as a result, I am going to hang in there even
when I do not want to. You have shown me that I am not
alone and also that God loves and works through black
people as well as white people.
-- Joy, High School Teacher
Good Morning Margaret,
I was going through a very tough financial and house
hunting time. Everything and anything was trying to
deter me from purchasing my second home in DC after
a bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce and self employed.
Yes, "Walk by Faith" is what we know and might hear
every now and again. I have taken this statement for
granted and had become complacent-until I purchased
your book. I was reminded of what I had all along, strength,
courage and perseverance = VICTORY!!!!
I now have the victory with my daughter in our new
home, a better credit rating, and a little equity already
by the time I left the settlement table:)). You were
my "ram in the bush" at the time and I did not even
know. I remembered listening to you on the Sandy Mallory
show at Morgan State (WEAA FM).
I then followed up with a phone call and ordered 4
copies, not only for myself, but for my girlfriends
as well. It was you voice in the back of my head "you
can do it, you can beat all odds", just stay focused
and I did.
Thanks to your generous support and for taking the
time to write the recipe for life in paperback!!!!!
Carl R. Wallace, RD LD
Howard University Hospital
Medical Nutrition Therapy
February 5, 2001
As a Nutrition Therapist, I counsel patients with
chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular
disease, which require major lifestyle changes in order
to treat the disease. Trying to establish the readiness
to make the lifestyle behavior changes in the form of
exercise and dietary changes can be very frustrating
and challenging. Margaret’s book, How to Succeed
Against All Odds, gets to the heart and soul of
issues and factors that every patient faces while they
are trying to make those long-term health behavior changes.
She gives a personal testimony about her failures and
successes in making those tough changes and ultimately,
the health rewards.
I recommend her book to all my patients!
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