Stronger by Jeff Bauman

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Stronger Read Online Free - When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history.

Just thirty hours before, Jeff had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. As he was rushed to the hospital, he realized he was severely injured and that he might die, but he didn't know that a photograph of him in a wheelchair was circulating throughout the world, making him the human face of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, or that what he'd seen would give the Boston police their most important breakthrough.

Up until the marathon, Jeff had been a normal 27-year-old guy, looking forward to moving in with Erin and starting the next phase of their lives together. But when his life was turned upside down in ways he could never have fathomed, Jeff did not give up. Instead he faced his new circumstances with grace, humor, and a sense of purpose: he was determined, no matter what, to walk again.

In STRONGER, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. And he tells of the courage of his fellow survivors. Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well. It proves that the terrorists accomplished nothing with their act of cowardice and shows the entire world what Boston Strong really means.

Title : Stronger
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ISBN : 1455584371
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Auntee rated it ★★★★★

February 01, 2015

What an awesome, inspiring story! This is the story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary young joe, a college dropout working at Costco, who has a highly educated girlfriend with a well paying job. Jeff was largely raised by his divorced single mother in the Boston suburbs. He has a large extended, close-...

Tammy rated it ★★★★★

April 25, 2014

I gave this book 5 stars, not because it had the best writing ever, or will be a literary classic. It's worth 5 stars because it is real. Jeff tells his story in such a real and raw way; it is powerful. Give this book a read; you won't regret it! Everyone has struggles in life, and this book foll...

Jennika rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 06, 2015

I have absolutely nothing against the author or the subject matter based on my rating of this book. I have a deep respect for Jeff and all of the people recovering from this attack and their families. I admire everyone who has persevered through this awful event, and I only wish Boston well. I pic...

Roger rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 01, 2014

Book was given to me as a present. In my younger days, I ran Boston several times. Family thought I would like to read the story of Jeff Bauman, a Boston Marathon bombing victim. It is a first person account, with lots of help from Bret Witter. Tells of the bombing, his hospital care, and rehabil...

Preston rated it ★★★★★

March 15, 2018

Wow. This book was so good. Everything that happened in this book makes it such a great read. You just can't put it down. I had to force myself to read like 10 pages a night, which killed me. If you need a biography, this is the one. Such a powerful book. Jeff is an inspiration to me. Never give...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2014

Wow. I am so very glad I got my hands on this book. The Marathon bombings and the manhunt that followed were a huge event in my life. Sadly, there are so many horrible, terrifying things that happen in our world every day, but the events of last April happened in my backyard, in places I love and...

Judy rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

Powerful, inspirational yet simply told book. I only put it down to dry my tears. It’s about and written by Jeff Bauman whose "iconic” photo became the face of the bombing victims. An ordinary man who is transformed instantly and reluctantly into a national hero, due to a horrific event. The good...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2014

Jeff Bauman was standing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 2013 when he noticed a young man nearby who was acting strangely. Before Jeff could do anything else, a bomb exploded behind him. The next thing Jeff remembers is being down on the ground, unable to get up. When he looked dow...

Sean rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 30, 2017

I was slightly disappointed as I thought that Jeff Bauman was a marathon runner. As his narrative goes on I realised he was a spectator. However his story of recovering from such a horrific attack is very inspiring. I just wasn't interested in other parts of his personal life.

Marla rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2015

Very interesting book to listen to. It was interesting to hear his side of the story and what happened after the bombing. Good as an audiobook.

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