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Looking for recommendations for inspirational books

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Finished reading "Two Feet Back" by Grant Korgan. It goes through the first year of his recovery after breaking his back snowmobiling. It's an incredible story about regaining the use of his legs after being told he'd never walk again. Makes most of our injuries sound trivial.

 

Any recommendations for a good read during our down time?

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HI rx2ski!

 

Well, I really should be organizing my filing cabinets during my down time, and I also need to work on converting old videos to DVD. . . . but haven't gotten too much done in those areas.

 

A good book which I just finished is Halfway to Heaven by Mark Obmascik. It is a good light read, which can be picked up and read in bits-and-pieces. No big climax to the book - just a steady narrative of well-written tales of climbing (which I personally do not partake in beyond simple hiking, but I do enjoy the outdoors). Not inspirational in any "recovery from injury" theme but perhaps so in a "recovery from middle-age crisis" theme, but still a good book which I would recommend. He has only written one other book which I just purchased because I enjoy his style of writing (The Big Year, which was made into a not-award-winning movie - about birding, which is an activity which I also enjoy on a low-level scale, mostly from my living room window). I haven't started it yet as I just finished his other book two nights ago.

 

I do have in front of me a book which was given to me by a relative, by Laurence Gonzales, titled Deep Survival (Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why). I have had it awhile and haven't finished it, so I'm not sure what that says about it. Perhaps it is too deep for me! It is a series of stories of survival situations, interlaced with theory about the brain, emotion, and other factors which can affect survival. If you have a lot of down time, you could try it. Good luck!

 

Kitty

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