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  • By jorritvanderkooi
    Oct 25, 2019
    5 stars well deserved! Very interesting biography about the artist Maurcio Saravia. Well written and very detailed. The book takes the reader to the first years of Mauricio's life in Uruguay and the diagnosis of his illness, up to his last years in Hollywood. It's a story of a talented, but struggling artist. Struggling even more because of his rare condition. Despite all the difficulties it's a very inspiring story as well, as Mauricio learns how to live with his illness and even uses it as a strength. When you read his life story you will realize why the author chose this title as a lot of "magic" happened in his short life. I recommend this biography for anyone who knew Mauricio personally, anyone who was affected even indirectly by McCune-Albright and anyone who wants to feel inspired by Mauricio's unique personality. Maria Eloisa Damele (Marisa) did a great job writing down his life's story and 440 pages is a lot, but it feels short. After the last chapter you wish it... More > would continue and you want to know what happened to the author. Hopefully another chapter will be added in the future.< Less
  • By Maria Eloisa Damele Arocena
    Oct 22, 2019
    Born in Montevideo, Uruguay,1970, Mauricio Saravia emigrated to the United States of America to share his art, with the desire of encouraging others with similar medical conditions to follow their dreams as well as awakening a deeper understanding and empathy within the healthy community. The book tells his adventures in the United States and also takes you to his early years, describing the discovery of his cruel medical syndrome at 5 years old and his 8 major surgeries. Mau, as they called him in the States, managed to overcome all the difficulties: physical pain and limitations, emotional trauma, and poverty, working as a graphic designer to earn his living until he finally could fulfill his dream and find recognition as an artist. However, the book is not a drama, because Mau, was gifted with a vivid personality, a contagious love for life, and a great sense of humor and interesting, funny things were always happening to him. "The Magical Life of Mauricio Saravia" will... More > amaze and entertain you with hundreds of moving and dramatic anecdotes while maintaining a sense of humor and sharing Mauricio's unique humanitarian message for society. The story is rated for years 12 to 110 and it is recommended for McCune-Albright patients or patients of any rare syndrome, their families, doctors, nurses, teachers or caretakers, and immigrants as well.< Less
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September 24, 2019
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.6 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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