WHEN I FELL: HOW I REROUTED MY LIFE BY MICHAEL MURPHY
WHEN I FELL: HOW I REROUTED MY LIFE & FOUND STRENGTH IN A SEVERED SPINE by Michael Murphy. When Michael Murphy was 21, he fell off a roof at college and landed flat on his back, severing his spine. They say that nobody understands their own traumatic injury just after it happens--but Michael did. Every person falls. They fall short in school, in life, in work, and in love. Their lives sometimes feel punctuated by those downfalls--the rejection letters, the unrequited love, the missed promotions, the life altering traumas. Everyone falls. But then what? The true tale of going from able to disabled to empowered, combining the story surrounding Michael's recovery with the science of resiliency and thriving--what psychologists are now calling Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)--to teach readers how to hit home runs when life throws them curves.
Published by Morgan James Publishing with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Partners in building since 2006.
Author appearance and book signing Oct. 8, 2021 at Randolph-Macon College Homecoming.