Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood's busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don't know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough, but loveable, Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.
So, you can imagine how terrifying it must have been when Rob was diagnosed with throat cancer, putting his entire livelihood in jeopardy and threatening to rob the world of all his loveable characters that filled our youth and adulthood with humor and delight.
Voice Lessons tells the heartwarming and life-affirming story of Rob's experience with an aggressive cancer treatment and recovery regimen, which luckily led to a full recovery. Rob quickly returned to doing what he loves most, but with a much deeper appreciation of what he came so close to losing. His new lease on life inspired him to rededicate himself to his fans, particularly the new friends he made along the way: hundreds of sick children and their families. Rob said it best himself: "I can not only continue to make a living, but make a difference, and I can't wait to use that on the biggest scale that I can."
Narf! A Truly Compelling Story.
There is a lot to be said about Rob Paulsen. He's a husband, father, actor, all-around terrific human being. I'm proud to call him my friend and can honestly state his story is one that is not only worth hearing/reading, but is one that so many people will find relatable.
Picture this, you're a person who has a great life, a job that you excel at, married, family etc. Then one day, in spite of living a perfectly healthy life, you find out you've got cancer. Could be cancer of the liver, lungs, or in Rob's case, throat cancer.
How he reacted and everything he did to combat this horrible disease, you'll have to find out for yourelf. Needless to say, this audio book isn't just about the fight for life, it's also about Rob living his life. Becoming a success in the cartoon industry and giving a voice to so many beloved animated characters that are continuing to be a part of people's lives every day.
Rob is one of a kind. And his story is truly something. Give it a listen. It could change your life.