The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Just Don’t Fall (Adapted for Young Readers): A Hilariously True Story of Childhood Cancer and Olympic Greatness by Josh Sundquist

Just Don’t Fall (Adapted for Young Readers): A Hilariously True Story of Childhood Cancer and Olympic Greatness by Josh Sundquist

Adapted for young readers from his adult memoir, Just Don’t Fall is the the hilarious true story about Josh Sundquist’s battle with childhood cancer and how he worked his way to making the United States paralympic ski team.

The inspiration for the Apple TV show Best Foot Forward!

When he was ten years old Josh Sundquist had his leg amputated to treat bone cancer. But this is not a sad story; on the contrary, this memoir is a story of resilience, heart, and most importantly: humor.

Young Josh had a lot of adapting to do after he lost his leg. He had to learn how to walk again. He had to accept that he wouldn’t be able to try out for the travel soccer team. He knew his life would never be the same again. But when he sees a poster in the hospital elevator advertising skiing classes, he realized all might not be lost.

Equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious, Just Don’t Fall is Josh’s story of surviving cancer with 50/50 odds, learning to be a professional skiier, and making his way to being a bestselling writer and motivational speaker. Inspirational and moving, Josh’s story is one that can be appreciated by readers of all ages.

About the Author
Josh Sundquist is a bestselling author, comedian, Paralympian, and motivational speaker. Josh’s internet videos have over one billion views and he has more than four million followers.

Josh is an executive producer and writer on the streaming series Best Foot Forward on Apple TV+. The series is inspired by his childhood and his memoir Just Don’t Fall.

Josh has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR and CNN. His first memoir, Just Don’t Fall, was a National Bestseller and his second memoir We Should Hang Out Sometime was optioned for movie rights by a division of Disney. His debut novel Love and First Sight was published in 2017. Josh’s fourth book, Semi-Famous was released in 2022. His books have been translated into German, Italian, and Turkish and have been published in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Austria.

A childhood cancer survivor, Josh is an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and makes regular appearances at events and in the media to raise money for children’s hospitals across the country. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags (specifically, Spicy Nacho flavor) for his work on behalf of amputees.

He lives with his wife, Ashley near the beach in California.