I really can’t say enough great things about this book. I had very high hopes for this book, having read Nothing Is Impossible by Christopher Reeve some years ago I was ready for another compelling read…fortunatly this did not disappoint. Reeve has an incredible knack of easily flowing from past to present to medical research to politics all the while keeping the read spell-bound. I was glued to his story from the moment I opened page one.
Written shortly after the accident that left him a quadriplegic, he doesn’t try to make some heroic stance, he never claims to have accepted his position and he defiantly has moments of self pity…which is what makes him human and so likeable. I, for one, am not a big fan of celebrities…especially when they pull that fake crap and try to say how great everything is even when clearly life sucks…Christopher Reeve never does that. He admits to the bad days, and also encourages with the fact that he’s learned how to deal with them and face them. Do they still suck? yeah. Do they control his life? No.
A wonderfully inspiring read that is going to leave you in tears and have you cheering him on, even when we know the tragic fate of his life. (And how refreshing to read of a true love story involving a celeb? And he NEVER bashes his ex…which is even more refreshing.)