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The long-awaited follow-up to Christopher Reeve's bestselling autobiography, Still Me 20021018
Christopher Reeve has established a reputation as one of America's leading actors, and since he was paralysed in an equestrian competition in 1995, he has put a human face on spinal cord injury. Reeve is chairman of the board of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) and vice chairman of the National Organisation on Disability, and lobbies vigorously for healthcare reform and funding of research. He is the author of the bestselling book Still Me and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Dana, and their children.
Reeve (Still Me) offers a uniquely powerful audio message of hope on topics ranging from the controversial stem cell debate to the mind-body connection he credits with his recent physical improvements. Maintaining a composed tone and reassuring perspective, Reeve goes beyond mere narration to bare his darkest times in the ICU, his wish to commit suicide and his longing for normalcy, persuasively urging listeners, whether disabled or not, to expand outside their "comfort zones." After teaching his youngest son to ride a bicycle with only the power of his words, Reeve came to the realization that "being" is more important than doing, and that, as he tells new spinal cord injury victims, "life is worth living." Snippets from speeches, personal anecdotes and remarks from talk shows pepper the unabridged tape set, allowing Reeve easy transitions from such diverse issues as the inadequacies of health insurance to his ongoing search for spirituality and religion. But Reeve's truly inspirational path to survival is best reflected in his delightful sense of humor. When once asked how he holds it all together, he dryly replied: "duct tape." Simultaneous release with the Random House hardcover. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
A man who has overcome actual paralysis tells us how to overcome its spiritual counterpart. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"GRACEFUL, PERSUASIVE . . . A reflective mixture of policy
advocacy, personal philosophy and candid self-observation."
--"The Philadelphia Inquirer
""[A] SUPER SHOT OF INSPIRATION . . . REEVE'S CANDOR AND UNSELFISH NATURE ARE APPARENT IN EVERY PAGE."
""MOVING . . . A GENTLE AND IMPRESSIVE MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO GIVE UP."
""This book may awaken in the reader a desire to find within oneself, one's family and friends, and one's higher power the hope and wherewithal to live life as though 'nothing is impossible.' "
"Reeve's style is simple and genuine, you can feel his longing as you turn each page. . . . "Nothing Is Impossible "reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted--it should be embraced with passion, kindness and gratitude. . . . This is a potent message we have heard many times, but it's the messenger who gives these words brimming resonance."
--"Coral Gables Gazette "(FL)
""Nothing Is Impossible" is written completely without either corrosive self-pity or false vanity. In many ways, it is a completely ordinary book--
and that may be its greatest strength."
"Lovely . . . [Reeve's] book, a manifesto for living life to the fullest, should be on everyone's bedside table."
--"Millbrook Round Table" (NY)