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Anything Is Possible a Story of Aesop Review

In a time when the economy is crumbling and life appears less forgiving than before for many, Thomas Bähler’s debut novel, “Anything Is Possible,” emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

As I delved into its pages, I discovered a text that resonated deeply and lifted my spirits. I couldn’t help but reflect on my high school days, wishing that a book like this had been part of our assigned readings. Its message is a source of encouragement for anyone: “Anything Is Possible!

The narrative follows the life of Æsop, the renowned storyteller whose fables like “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs” have left lasting impressions. As I immersed myself in the tales woven by this remarkable storyteller, I marveled at his wisdom and the impact he must have had on others. However, it was a homework assignment from long ago that unveiled a surprising truth: Æsop was a slave. This revelation left me astounded, for his life was not one that any of us would hope for another. And yet, Æsop lived a real-life fable—despite being enslaved, he found a sense of freedom.

“Anything Is Possible” captures the journey of a boy born into slavery who, as a man, transcends his circumstances to become an ambassador. It is a testament to the limitless potential that lies within each of us.

The story encompasses a wide range of elements, including murder, deceit, romance, and betrayal. It takes us on Æsop’s transformative journey as he overcomes burdens and rises to live a life of profound significance. Born a slave, his mother planted seeds of belief in his young mind, instilling the notion that “anything is possible” and empowering him to celebrate his existence.

I hold deep admiration for this book and eagerly anticipate revisiting its pages time and again.

About the Author:

Thomas Bähler, perhaps embodying the essence of his own book’s title, “Anything Is Possible,” has had a diverse and illustrious career. He has served as both a music supervisor and executive producer for the soundtrack album of “The Color Purple,” collaborating with icons like Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, and Quincy Jones.

Thomas’s talents extend to his work as a lyricist and composer, having contributed to Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out of My Life” and serving as Michael’s principal vocal arranger throughout his career. He has also held the role of Creative Director at Radio City Music Hall and contributed to numerous Super Bowl Half Time Shows. Additionally, Thomas composed the music for Siegfried and Roy’s sold-out show at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas for an impressive thirteen years. He has provided voices and vocal arrangements for the likes of Barbra Streisand and was chosen as the vocal arranger for Billy Joel‘s album “Innocent Man.”

One of Thomas’s most notable collaborations has been with Quincy Jones, with whom he has had a longstanding partnership. Their association reached new heights when Thomas was asked to be the associate producer and vocal arranger for “We Are The World,” a historic gathering of renowned artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, and Bette Midler.

Thomas’s contributions to television and film scores are countless, with his score for “The Object of Beauty,” starring John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell, receiving critical acclaim. His achievements have garnered him esteemed recognition, including the Alumni Merit Award from the University of Southern California and a Special Commendation Award from the Thornton School of Music. He has served as a vocal consultant and music conductor for the movie “The Wiz” and held the position of music

*I received a copy of Anything Is Possible in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinion, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.

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