Title STILL ME: WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FOR THIS EDITION
Binding Mass Market Pa
Book Condition Good
Publisher Ballantine Books 1999
034543241X / 9780345432414
Seller ID RWARE0000038595
When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked 'What is a he ro?' I remember the glib response I repeated so many times. My answer was t hat a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering t he consequences--a soldier who crawls out of a foxhole to drag an injured b uddy to safety. And I also meant individuals who are slightly larger than l ife: Houdini and Lindbergh, John Wayne, JFK, and Joe DiMaggio. Now my defin ition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles: a fifteen-year-old boy who landed on his head while wrestling with his bro ther, leaving him barely able to swallow or speak; Travis Roy, paralyzed in the first thirty seconds of a hockey game in his freshman year at college. These are real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them." The whole world held its breath when Christopher Reeve struggled for life o n Memorial Day, 1995. On the third jump of a riding competition, Reeve was thrown headfirst from his horse in an accident that broke his neck and left him unable to move or breathe. In the years since then, Reeve has not only survived, but has fought for hi mself, for his family, and for the hundreds of thousands of people with spi nal cord injuries in the United States and around the world. And he has wri tten Still Me, the heartbreaking, funny, courageous, and hopeful story of h is life. Chris describes his early success on Broadway opposite the legendary Katherine Hepburn, the adventure of filming Superman on the streets of New York, and how the movie mad.