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“The First Mile is the Hardest,” an Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (until 5/8/2020)

Pasadena, CA – WEBWIRE

Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Debbie Wood’s new book, The First Mile Is the Hardest: 7 Life Lessons Taught by the Trail.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day on May 8th.
In this very candid book, author Debbie Wood, a mom, grandmother, avid hiker and serial entrepreneur shares her deeply personal journey from the life that was “supposed" to make her happy to the life that truly does. In a word, this book is all about “change.”

The reader learns that Debbie’s old life was marked by tragedy--her sister’s suicide, her parent’s early deaths, her husband’s abrupt abandonment, five-figure debt and a deep unhappiness with her circumstances. Then she found hiking (or hiking found her) and her life changed dramatically. The hikes Debbie undertook transformed her sense of self and her way of thinking; the trail literally became her teacher, no matter how challenging the miles became.

“The First Mile is the Hardest” is equal parts memoir, tell-all, self-help guide and reader journal structured as seven engaging, user-friendly Lessons. 

Each Lesson begins with a Trail Tale from Debbie’s hiking life that illuminates the theme of the Lesson and corresponds to a circumstance in Debbie’s life that she very much wants to overcome. With the trail as her teacher, Debbie finds the life parallel, applies what she’s learned hiking and transforms her situation. Then, via Journal Exercises at the end of each Lesson, she invites the reader to pick up their pen and do the same. As the book progresses, the Lessons build on each other and the reader is on their own journey with Debbie out on trail just ahead, leading the way.

Each Lesson engages readers with very real stories, highly relatable life circumstances, and inspires them to begin transforming their lives immediately with the Journal Exercises at the end.

At the conclusion of “The First Mile is the Hardest,” Debbie shares her new life--healthy, happy, debt free, retired from her 9-5, running her own highly successful business, and leaving a legacy for her beloved children and grandchildren.

Through Debbie’s eyes, experience, wisdom, and advice, the reader realizes if Debbie can do it, they can do it too and that they are, in fact, already well on their way.

“The First Mile is the Hardest” by Debbie Wood will be free and available for download on Amazon for 1more day (5/8/2020) at:

“The First Mile is the Hardest” has a 5.0-star rating on Here’s what some people had to say:

“If there ever was a time that this book by this author was needed in the world -- it is RIGHT NOW. Debbie Wood tells us her story while weaving in hope and lessons for us all to use. When I finished this book, I knew I was going to make it. Because Debbie had overcome so much. I knew I could, too. BRAVO! Everyone should read this book, plain and simple.” – Lisa Wilber

“This book was very clearly written and easy to follow. Each life hurdle is presented along with a way to “make lemonade” out of some of life’s toughest lessons. The reader then has a chance to journal and plan as to how to improve their life situation. The parallels of hiking to life situations make the book all the more interesting. A+ rating!” – Mary Bradshaw

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