Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible

Reflections on A New Life

Book - 2002
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So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. If we can conquer outer space, we can conquer inner space, too. Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In Nothing Is Impossible, the author of the bestselling autobiography Still Me shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from his own life with excerpts from speeches and interviews he's given and with evocative photos taken by his son Matthew. Reeve teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice--a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks--and that it is not an acceptable one. Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering--after all, nothing worth having is easy to get. He asks challenging questions about why it seems so difficult--if not impossible--for us to work together as a society. He steers the reader gently, offering his reflections and guidance but not the pat answers that often characterize inspirational works. Published on the eve of both his fiftieth birthday and the seventh anniversary of his spinal cord injury, Christopher Reeve's Nothing Is Impossible reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, but it is the messenger who gives it its full resonance.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780375507786
0375507787
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Reeve an 33164001919609 NF 2995 NF cpy 1 AURORA
791.43028092 Reeve
Characteristics: xi, 176 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Reeve, Matthew

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Derringer
Jan 14, 2019

This thoughtfully written autobiography was penned by Hollywood actor and spinal-cord research activist, Christopher Reeve some years after he had been permanently paralyzed (leaving him completely wheelchair-bound).

I think that it's interesting to read how this tragic and crippling accident had greatly humbled Reeve whose successful acting career was still going strong in the early 1990s.

Since this book's publication - Christopher Reeve (whose overall health was in steady decline) died quietly at home with his loved ones standing by.

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ManMachine
Oct 05, 2018

"Nothing Is Impossible" was written by actor and crusader for stem-cell research, Christopher Reeve 7 years following his tragic riding accident that left him permanently paralyzed from the neck down.

In this book of 176 pages, Reeve not only reflects on his career before the accident - But he also emphasizes his life's challenges of today, focusing on his hope for full recovery from his disability.

This book also includes several pages of photographs.

*Note* - In 2004 - Christopher Reeve (52 at the time) died from serious complications arising from his steadily deteriorating health.

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