Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: Unmeasured Strength by Lauren Manning

Due out August 30, 2011

Product Description taken from Amazon:

A survivor's awe-inspiring story of how she overcame tragedy and re-created herself as a wife, mother, and woman
She had a big job on Wall Street, a loving husband and an infant son, and a confidence born of intelligence and beauty. But on 9/11, good fortune was no match for catastrophe. When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a ten-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.
Long before that infamous September day, Manning learned the importance of perseverance, relentless hard work, and a deep faith in oneself. So when the horrific moment of her near-death arrived, she possessed the strength and resilience to insist that she would not yield—not to the terrorists, not to the long odds, not to the bottomless pain and exhaustion. But as the difficult months and years went by, she came to understand that she had to do more than survive. She needed to undergo a complete transformation, one that would allow her to embrace her life and her loved ones in an entirely new way.
Fleeing the burning tower, Manning promised herself that she would see her son's face again. Courageous and inspiring, Unmeasured Strength tells the riveting story of her heroic effort to make that miracle—and so many others—possible.

This selection is a follow-up to the book Manning's husband Greg wrote chronicling her Lauren's fight for survival after she was engulfed in a fire ball during the 9/11 terrorist attack. I was amazed by Love, Greg and Lauren (the first book) and have seen the Mannings once on the Today show since then. This family is one I have often wanted to reconnect with, to see how their lives changed and progressed. Now Lauren Manning's book gives the chance to hear her point of view and what their lives are like ten years after the World Trade Center attack.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think this would be a tough one, yet such an inspiration, I'm sure.

Kristi said...

Sounds like a very powerful story. I have been looking for a new memoir to pick up. Thanks for sharing this!

Jill said...

I didn't even recognize her...and I can't believe it's been 10 years. I'm definitely interested in reading this!

Cecelia said...

Wow. This sounds really inspiring and difficult and powerful (as Kristi said) all in one package. I'd probably cry my eyes out reading it, but I bet it's worth it. Nice pick!

If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

TheBookGirl said...

What an inspirational story...she sounds like an amazing woman, and her husband equally so.