Author: Nora Abu Hassan
Publisher: Vivar Printing Sdn. Bhd
Born To Smile is Malaysia's first memoir about life with a cleft lip and palate. Nora Abu Hassan spent her early years dealing with facial deformity, multiple surgeries, school bullies, tactless people, and enough emotional baggage to last a lifetime. Every day, she battled physical adversity with spiritual courage and went on to achieve important life goals: university, a career in banking, running a succesful business, becoming a wife, mother and recently, grandmother. And yet, self-acceptance remained elusive. Born To Smile is written for everyone desperatley wanting to overcome adversity and to understand what it takes to get past self-critism and low self-esteem. Nora Abu Hassan writes candidly about her journey towards self-empowerment. Born To Smile is her story of personal courage, transformation and self-acceptance in the face of a world which challenged her to find her smile in the midst of her pain.