This is the deeply personal, often shocking, and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no husband by her side or father for her child, Kristen somehow found the strength within herself to embark on a journey that would lead first to the creation of the 9/11 Commission and then to her role as one of the country's most outspoken activists and critics of the current administration.
"This heartfelt memoir will resonate with most Americans regardless of their political affiliations and serve as a reminder to many that there is still work to be done and action to be taken." (Booklist)
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Heartfelt & Inspiring, a good read!
I chose this book, thinking it would be a story about a woman who triuphs over great tragedy. That type of book always inspires me. I found it to be so much more.
It is an account of well-educated Kristens experiences being tragicly wrenched from her everyday American life and the course her life took after that. She was a happily married, stay at home mom taken into adversity she could never have dreamed of, losing her beloved husband in the 9-11 attacks.
I appreciated the political education that she gained the hard way. That was a bonus.
She is an inspiration. Kristen is strength and grace under fire.
She really should run for office!
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- BC of IL
The total ineptness of our government to protect
Incredible research to build case for government accountability and an action plan for implementing changes that are literally required to salvage our world. Kristen shared with us her deep personal feelings draw us in at every turn. If you can read this book without shedding a tear, check your pulse.