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The new memoir “Limp Forward” by Libo Cao Meyers will be released worldwide on June 27th, 2023, and pre-orders available starting May 23rd, 2023. It's a book with inspiring and empowering stories of resilience, family history, and the courage to relentlessly pursue greatness in the face of obstacles.

“Limp Forward: A Memoir of Disability, Perseverance, and Success” by Libo Cao Meyers will be released worldwide on June 27th, 2023, and ebook pre-ordersavailable starting now. This unique, 375-page memoir tells the author’s personal journey from a childhood polio diagnosis in North China to a successful career as a Silicon Valley executive, from the physical limitations of her disease and ongoing discrimination to dogged persistence and inspirational support from family and friends. 


Libo’s story is, at its core, one of not taking no for an answer. As an Asian American woman in the tech sector and a person with a disability, she has faced harsh judgments, false assumptions about her capabilities, and invisibility, yet remained committed to her dreams of education, athletics, career, and life. 


The author’s accomplishments are numerous, including a move to the U.S. on her own at 24 years old, earning both a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in two different fields within four years, completing an 11.5-hour, 100-mile bike ride with the power of just one leg, and earning a position as an engineering executive at Apple, among many others. While her accolades are each impressive in their own right, it’s the determination that Meyers brings to each challenge that will truly inspire readers of all backgrounds. 


This is also a story about dedication to family – not just her own husband, children, and immediate relatives, but also the Cao family legacy that stretches back 3000 years. Through the legacy she is building for her loved ones, this connection to her ancestors is a driving force in Libo’s life.

In writing this book, she aims to inspire others, especially those who are underprivileged and underrepresented, to reach their full potential. She shares her experiences candidly, from struggling with poverty to the pressures of success, forging ahead in the technology industry to feeling a deep connection to the past, the dualities of culture, career, and parenthood, and the complexities of human nature that connect us all. She provides perspective and encouragement for those who feel limping through life and gives readers the courage to keep moving despite their limitations. 


Sometimes somber, sometimes funny, and unshakably inspiring at every turn, Libo Cao Meyers has written a memoir that does far more than share her personal history. She reminds readers of their own strength, inspires them to make their own way in the world, and shows that great things are possible through bravery and commitment to growth. 


Limp Forward: A Memoir of Disability, Perseverance, and Success (ISBN: 9781544528519 Ebook / 9781544528526 Paperback /  9781544528533 Hardcover / 9781544542973 Audiobook) can be purchased through all major online retailers worldwide, including Amazon, Apple Books,,, Target etc.


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