I read Aliyah’s book in one sitting and actually felt as if I could breathe more deeply when I had finished. The book — and the author — are inspirational. Aliyah is totally present in her life and in meeting her challenges head on. She bravely presents us with her failings and her missteps, and shows us how she was able to overcome those shortcomings and come out stronger and more focused. The book gave me a feeling of expanse, breadth and depth, and comforted me all at once. I felt as if I could throw my arms out and breathe in her Colorado mountains.