Susan Spann
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Dare to dream, and you can change your world. The inspiring memoir of a middle-aged woman who chose to break away from fear and climb 100 Japanese mountains in a single year, even after an aggressive cancer threatened to derail her dream. After more than forty years of living "safe and scared," California attorney and mystery author Susan Spann decided to break free from fear and climb one hundred of Japan's most famous mountains, inspired by a classic list of hyakumeizan peaks. After an unexpected cancer diagnosis forced her to confront her deepest fears, the mountains of Japan became the setting for an even more transformative journey, from pain and fear to a new life fueled by hope, confidence, and strength. This immersive, inspiring, and witty page-turner captures the terrifying lows and breathtaking highs of a woman's journey from timidity to confidence, cancer to healing, and regret to joy, as she breaks the mental and physical chains that once prevented her from living out her dreams. Susan chronicles her journey with an insightful, often humorous eye for not only her travels across Japan, but the culture, food, nature, and obstacles she encountered along the way, and complements her honest and vivid prose with breathtaking personal photographs.