In No One’s Business, a courageous young man from Moldova walks for six months to reach a destination he knows nothing about in a new country. He discovers that even prison is a better option than what he left behind.
Vadim Turcanu is a world-class entrepreneur, judo champion and philanthropist who shares his unique vision to help us create better life choices. Here, the author shares his real-life story, as it happened when he walked barefoot across Europe, with nothing apart from his dream to be a winner in the game of life.
“Why do I need to know his story?”
The answer is simple. You are a migrant. Even if you’ve never left your comfortable home to seek a better life, even if you’ve achieved everything that was expected of you, you still have the right to be curious about who you are. And you have the right to know what is available when you open your mind into other people’s realities. What have they done that’s made them successful?
Migration is not moving from one country to another. It’s moving from where you are to where you want to be.
From Piaras on behalf of Emerald Book Reviews on September 13, 2017
A well-written, compelling and uplifting tale of survival
Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, No One’s Business: A Migrant’s Barefoot Journey to Millions, is such a book.
This is a timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture. No matter what your situation is today, this book will put you on the right path to better things. I’ve been around the block a few times myself and even I found this read to be very insightful and inspirational. In these pages, the author describes what it was like to be a migrant from Moldava, the mistakes he made, how he has coped and struggled to survive, and how he found the strength to pick himself back up afterward. With humor and candor, he tells readers what it took to get back on his feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got him through, and what the experience has taught him about life.
This book isn’t just a biography; It’s a life improvement book. It’s a must read for anyone who needs a healthy dose of inspiration in their life. Simple, yet profound statements such as, ‘Who we are is a product of our past circumstances, but our future is shaped by our choices.’ … ‘There is no opportunity for change in a world in which you feel comfortable, so it takes a desire to get out of the comfort zone to bring about change and find new opportunities. You have to be willing to be uncomfortable if you want to change your life for the better— I sometimes call it being “eagerly uncomfortable”.’
I’ve no doubt you’ll walk away a better person for having read this man’s extraordinary story. It’s given me a different perspective and understanding on the plight of migrants. In so much that, ‘There’s something to be gained when we trade a longing for truth and authenticity for the hope that new modes of storytelling can be found and disseminated, stories that might make people whom we wouldn’t willingly invite into our living rooms seem familiar enough so that we might want to change our minds.’
This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly inspirational journey! Both physical and emotional, against great adversity and against all odds, Author Vadim Turcanu should be praised for sharing his past with such courage and integrity. It’s a compelling read that will keep the reader engaged.
It’s one of those books that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader. Moreover, I believe that this book will be indispensable as one of the primary sources for those wanting to better understand the migrant’s story.
If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Vadim Turcanu in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.