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Struck

A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph
Narrated by: Douglas Segal
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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One of life's biggest cliches becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a series of life-threatening injuries, including the same one that famously left Christopher Reeve paralyzed. 

Following the accident, Segal began sending regular email updates to their circle of friends and family - a list that continued to grow as others heard of the event and were moved by the many emotional and spiritual issues it raised. Segal's compelling memoir is an intimate and honest chronicle built around these email updates and is a profound example of how people show up for one another in times of crisis.

Alternatingly harrowing, humorous, heartbreaking, and hopeful, this is an uplifting tribute to love, determination, and how the compassion of community holds the power to heal, serving as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit when faced with pain and adversity.

©2018 Douglas Segal (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Jwoodward H
  • 13-11-19

Heart Piercing

Truth is stranger than fiction and this harrowing and beautiful real-life account of a being struck by a bus brought me to tears, made me smile, sometimes both at the same time while prompting me to be grateful for the life I had. It reminds me (and us) of the fragility and sometimes freakishly random twists of fate that change our lives in an instant. Beautifully narrated by its author, “Struck”is evocative, heartbreaking, deep-down honest and funny. I highly recommend this book particularly if you’re wishing for a better or a different life - “Struck” will make you grateful for the life you already have.

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  • joshua h kaufman md
  • 29-03-19

inspiring , heartfelt and beautiful.

loved this book. the reading, story, and emotions are true and touching. everyone will love this book. Run out and get it.

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  • Leah
  • 13-01-19

Makes you think....

One minute, you're going about your morning, and the next-life as you know it is changed forever.
This book sure made me think about mortality. I am reminded to tell my loved ones how I feel about them as we may not get an "in a minute" or a "maybe later."
What a lucky lady. And God bless the entire family for their growth and resilience in the face of such a tragedy.