On March 15, 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. This book shares real stories of my life—stories filled with love, laughter and lemonade…pits and all. My hope is that they will help shine a light on your everyday life, transforming it with a purpose and a lemonade attitude.

The book is presented as 28 individual stories based on true events in the lives of Paul and his two sons, Zachary and Gabriel, with family photos throughout the book.  The style allows readers to enjoy the stories at their leisure.

From all across the United States, these inspiring, honest and emotional stories were written by young people about ONE PERSON who reached out to change their life!

Everyone has had a teacher make a difference in their life. This is a collection of those stories…some may make you laugh, some may make you cry, but all will make you remember and certainly appreciate, that special teacher in your life.


Paul Bodner, A Motivational Speaker

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Paul's Keynote Speeches:

  • Living with Cancer
  • Lemons to Lemonade
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Never, Never Give up!

Paul Bodner

 "His energy is contagious and his enthusiasm lights up the room!"
 Elliot Sainer, President and CEO, (Retired) Aspen Education Group

 "Paul is a high-content speaker, with a motivational purpose.  He educates, motivates, and inspires, while interacting with the audience, getting all of us involved!"
Ira Blumenthal, President CEO - Co-Opportunities

"Every time I hear Paul speak, he inspires the audience to think, and feel, and make something positive happen."
NV Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

"Paul's insights are taken from everyday experiences, his presentations are hilarious and all of the fun and entertainment are anchored with learning points.”

Dr. Jack Singer, Psychologist and Professional Speaker

My Lemonade


Teaching with Love, Laughter & Lemonade

A Daddy's


Living with Love,

Laughter & Lemonade

Author of Inspirational Books

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