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Kevin Sorbo’s memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal–and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life, hit book stands for release today! Many fans who pre-ordered the long-awaited venture received it early. Such is the case with our good friend Jewels in Australia, who has read it three times already, and who offered this fantastic review. Thanks, Jewels!
My Review of True Strength:
Kevin Sorbo portrayed Hercules, the strongest man in the world, and from the outside looking in it seemed he was the strongest man in the world and the luckiest. He had a very successful show and met the love of his life on the set of Hercules, and married her both on screen and off. Every week we watched as he battled mythical creatures and beat up the bad guys, and apart from what we all assumed was a minor health issue he was invincible. He was, of course, Hercules.
But, of course, he is just like the rest of us – he is only human, a mere mortal who has his frailties. And as Kevin now reveals in his book, he had been in the battle of his life.
Kevin’s book, True Strength, is an honest, touching, and very personal story detailing not one, but three strokes and an aneurysm, and the ongoing battle over two years that left him, among other things, weak, angry, frustrated, vulnerable and depressed, totally reliant on others to help him through the most difficult time in his life. One thing’s for sure, Kevin could not have fought this battle alone, and during it all he had the love and support of his wife, Sam, who was with him during his darkest moments and helped him through it all to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Kevin’s story detailing his childhood and his road to success, his strokes and long road to recovery will make you laugh and bring you to tears. And, hopefully, for those of us who are dealing with our own health crises, maybe Kevin will be your inspiration for your own battles.
There were moments that I was giggling, such as Kevin’s first encounter with Gizmoe – I could just picture the moment this huge guy and this little dog (were) in the battle of wills. There were moments that I realised I was holding my breath for what was happening during the initial stages of his illness, the good and bad times during the various stages of his career from his modeling days through to Hercules and Andromeda, from the moment that Kevin and Sam met, and the moment Sam realised that Kevin was the one and she would be there for him. So touching… the honesty of Kevin sharing his deepest, darkest fears and thoughts of not only his health, but his relationship with Sam; the moments of pure joy at the birth of their children, and the sorrow of losing loved ones and friends; the love and pure joy of being a father; plus so much more.
Kevin’s story also shows that you do need to take the time to look at what’s going on in your life. Life doesn’t have to be so fast-paced – slow down and rest, because if you don’t, you could miss out on the most amazing moments in your life.
(Image courtesy of Kevin Sorbo)
Aliykat (Alison) in Canada made her first vid for Kevin’s birthday, and wrote about how and why she did. Wow! Way to go, Ali!
For years I have followed the career of Kevin Sorbo. I first chanced upon the actor when he starred in the TV show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The flowing, long, sun-kissed brown hair and beautiful cerulean blue eyes with all those muscles and bare hairy chest on the body that seems to go on forever drew my attention. The more I watched him, the deeper I sank. I followed the actor on to Andromeda, where the hair was cut off (I cried for the loss) and the muscles slimmed down, but here remained this tall drink of water with those eyes I couldn’t stop watching.
A year ago my husband convinced me to join up with Twitter and Facebook in order to find out more about the actor. Since then I have made amazing Sorbo Sister friends and have even been followed back by the man himself on Twitter, which stunned the heck out of me.
I have come to realize by following Kevin that he is more than just an actor: He is a humanitarian, a husband, a father, a spokesperson, a jokester, a humongous flirt and an all around man’s man and good guy. He is one of the hardest workers I have ever heard of with movies and guest appearances everywhere that you want to look and in every genre.
I want to share my opinion that it is not just Kevin Sorbo’s eye color that draws us into them. Not saying that I don’t love the color of them, but, what I am saying is that the expression in Kevin’s eyes is what makes them special. When he looks off into the distance, I want to know what he is looking at. When his eyes crinkle with laughter, I want to laugh with him. When the tears well up in his eyes, I can’t help but cry with him. Kevin’s eyes take me on a journey with him, and it is a journey I wish to travel.
Once again, Kevin’s birthday has come around. However, this year I have learned a few tricks. Last year, I sent out my birthday wish with the rest of the fans on Twitter because it was all I could do. Since then, I have been learning Photoshop and have started with a few Kevin collages that I have passed around on his anniversary, Christmas, and such.
But, for his birthday I have decided to go a wee bit further with a little help from a friend named GinaNyxx who had started to do videos in the last year and agreed to put the collages together in a video. I made all the collages myself (42 of them) in Photoshop, but when it came time to complete the video, I was so invested in it, I asked GinaNyxx to teach me how to put it together myself instead.
Being the sweetheart that she is, she, of course, agreed. To my amazement the video-making is a lot easier and less time-consuming than making one collage. Thanks once again to my bosom buddy GinaNyxx for making the learning easy.
I did enhance the eye color to draw the attention to Kevin’s eyes and because of the distance of the shots. I have never met Kevin, so I cannot guarantee that they are the correct color, and because with lighting and background colors, it is never a guarantee to get the shade of color accurate.
Again, the point of the video is to draw attention to Kevin’s expressions through his eyes because I believe this is what makes him a great actor. I have and will continue to feel through Kevin’s eyes.
Have a great Birthday, Big Guy.
(Stills by Aliykat)
So, so sorry for the belated birthday wishes for Kevin whose big, um, 29th (again!) was September 24.
This beautiful vid is from Jacqui in Scotland, and here’s her sweet message:
For Kevin on his birthday. Thanks for allowing us to escape from our daily troubles.
Thanks very much to Teresa Sanchez and Sanne Jasker for allowing me to use some of their amazing images.
(Still artwork by Malena)