Stronger The New York Times bestselling memoir of the year old Boston Marathon bombing survivor When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday April th in the Boston Medical Center groggy from a series of li

  • Title: Stronger
  • Author: Jeff Bauman Bret Witter
  • ISBN: 9781455584376
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27 year old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.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 thThe New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27 year old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.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.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 Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman s story is not just his, but ours as well.

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    1. 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-knit family and plenty of friends. What makes Jeff's life so extraordinary is that it turned on a dime on a Spring day in April, 2013. You see, Jeff was a spectator at the Boston Marathon near the finish [...]

    2. 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 follows one person through his. We all fall, and sometimes we keep falling until we find our strength again.

    3. 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 picked this book up, because I love memoirs and I also love running. I wanted to have an insight on the Boston Marathon, but I also wanted to get a deeper understanding of what it meant to be a part of an a [...]

    4. 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 rehabilitation. All the ups and downs with losing two legs. At times I thought he was not a nice person due to the way he treated his girl friend, who stood by him and the stories of his alcohol excesses. I kno [...]

    5. 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 visit, at an event my Dad used to be at every year (I love the picture of him and his running buddies by the time clock on Heartbreak Hill that he keeps under the glass blotter on his desk in Maine.) I [...]

    6. 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 goodness he encounters is overwhelming at times, for him, and for this reader. He is really tested but learns every day that valuable lesson that it's best and healthier to focus on the good people that [...]

    7. 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 down, he saw that his legs were blown off.In the early days of the investigation, the police and FBI had no clues about the identity of the bombers. Jeff’s ability to describe the bomber to a police sketc [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. This is the incredible story of Jeff Bauman's life after the Boston Marathon bombing. It is by far the best book I have read this year. The book doesn't focus on the bombing and the bombers. It's more about Jeff and his struggles. To the public eye Jeff remained extremely confident and happy, but he actually got frustrated and mad at times. He has an amazing family and his girlfriend, Erin, was truly a blessing to him. He's funny and takes things one day at a time. He did have long term goals, b [...]

    11. Inspirational, thought-provoking read about a young man who has had to deal with far more than he should, thanks to the appalling actions of others But by the same token, has had his faith in humanity restored by the kindness and generosity of strangers. Jeff Bauman has been lifted from the state of 'ordinary Joe', into someone quite extraordinary who has used his suffering to help others and make the world a brighter place. I loved his enthusiasm for life, even for the Red Sox when I have zero [...]

    12. I was riveted by the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings and Jeff Bauman became a symbol of the disaster and the spirit of hope for healing and reconciliation that followed. When I learned he had written a book about the experience, I was quick to read his account. About 2/3rds of the book is incredibly interesting and heart-wrenching. Jeff's descriptions of the the marathon experience, seeing the bomber and what happened during and after the explosions are vivid and jaw-dropping. Je [...]

    13. I received this book as a Giveaway and enjoyed reading it. It was well written and well balanced between the tragedy of the bombing and strength of both the city of Boston and Jeff Bauman personally. Jeff shared his struggles as well as his success. Yes, he is stronger but that strength did not come without great effort on his part and abundant support from both his family and his city. His perspective on being the "face" of this tragedy was especially interesting to me. It has been a blessing, [...]

    14. I've been to many races-- mostly as a runner but sometimes as an observer. When you are an observer, you are solely focused ahead, watching people achieve dreams. That is just what Jeff Bauman was doing at the Boston Marathon until he took his eyes off the finish line for a moment and locked them with the bombers. Mere seconds later he had lost both legs in the blast. This story was an inspiring, truthful look at the event and his recovery. The writing is simplistically candid. I felt like it wa [...]

    15. To people who thought this book was about running and marathonsally?I gave 5 stars because it felt like the book Jeff needed to write and in a way that made him feel comfortable to do so.

    16. If I could mark this book a '10', I would. "Stronger" is the true story of Jeff Bauman. Jeff is the first person's picture we saw on the internet after the Boston Marathon bombing. He lost both legs to the bomb blast & was the first to identify Tamerlan Tsaraev as the bomber. Prior to the bombing Jeff was a normal, everyday individual just like the rest of us. After the bombing, however, Jeff's optimism and hope made him the hero he is today. What is amazing is his view towards the remaining [...]

    17. It took me way longer than I thought it would to finish this and it's weird rating this book because it's a biography. Jeff Bauman really did lose his legs to a bomber in the Boston marathon. He really did look the bomber in the eye and almost die from loss of blood. But besides all the controversy and etc, at times it was so boring and frustrating. I was interested in reading about the tragedy. I wanted to know more about how the police conducted the manhunt to find the terrorist. I was more in [...]

    18. 4.5/5.This book was incredibly moving. Hearing his story and how this event affected him and those around him was amazing to hear. The author is honest about what he and his family were going through during this time which made me really connect with Bauman because he doesn't sugarcoat anything. He keeps his sense of humour throughout the book which made me smile from time-to-time even though this book covered such dark subject matter.In the end this book was amazing and I recommend that everyon [...]

    19. Stronger by Jeff Bauman is an inspiring journey taking the reader into the darkest and happiest of moments that Jeff endured after the bombing. I respected Bauman's willingness to show the extreme hardships that he faced as he tried to go back to living his normal life. The raw emotions expressed throughout the book is why I rate it four out of five stars.

    20. I cruised through this book!I remember watching the Red Sox game right before the horrible Boston Bombing in 2013. I watched TV non-stop over those next few days as the manhunt continued.Jeff’s story is amazing and he tells it perfectly. It’s real and unpolished from start to finish with such great detail and storytelling!I recommend to any and every one!

    21. Random guy happens to be involved in famous event. Has nothing interesting, inspiring or insightful to say. But he can "write" a book to cash in.

    22. The place is Boston; the date is April 15th 2013. The event is the 117th Boston Marathon as hundreds of runners and thousands of excited spectators line the 26-mile route through the Irish enclave of America. Among them is a young and outgoing 27-year-old Jeff Bauman who is eager to get a front row seat at the finish line to cheer for his girlfriend Erin, an experienced runner participating in the marathon. Amid the festive crowd, few notice two young men dressed in hoodies carrying back packs n [...]

    23. Die ersten zwei Drittel des Buches fiel es mir regelrecht schwer, es aus der Hand zu legen. Bauman berichtet zunächst minutiös die Ereignisse vor und während der Explosion der ersten Bombe beim Boston Marathon 2013, wie er einem der Attentäter in die Augen sieht, den Rucksack entdeckt und nur Augenblicke später mit zahlreichen Anderen schwerverletzt auf dem Boden liegt, ohne seine Beine unterhalb der Knie.Es folgt die Schilderung der schweren Stunden für die Angehörigen sowie sein langer [...]

    24. I received a free copy of this book through First Reads. FTC guidelines: check!I am not a big news watcher. I try to keep up on current events, so I knew about the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but I didn't watch the news broadcasts as they occurred nor did I see the (now famous) picture of Jeff Bauman being wheeled away from the bomb site. So, this whole book was a revelation and learning experience for me.In a straight forward and honest manner, Jeff describes his life, what happened to him [...]

    25. NOTE: I did not finish this book. I got maybe 30-40 pages into it before I got irritated/upset enough and stopped reading. I wanted to like this book. I really, REALLY wanted to like this book. I'm 50% upset with myself for not liking it and 50% upset with the book. The prologue of this book was fantastic, I loved it. I was thrilled to keep reading and get into the meat of this book. Turned the page, and got a face-full of Jeff Bauman describing the type of man he is. And as a twenty-something f [...]

    26. Bauman's story of physical rehabilitation after losing both of his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing is an emotional topic -- emotional in all senses, from grief and guilt to happiness and joy. It's a topic that is undoubtably difficult to reduce to black and white words on a page. But Bauman and co-author Bret Witter present here the story of a regular guy cast into irregular circumstances, along the way, highlighting the best things about the city of Boston. He shares seemingly every aspect [...]

    27. Of course this story is a five star tale, but often in autobiographies, memoirs and biographies the writing can let down a beautiful story. Not the case here! This story is raw and real, and often darkly humorous. Jeff suffers from the physical and mental issues from losing his legs, but cherishes his life, family and girlfriend all the more. We find out more about Jeff and his awesome family, and he becomes so much more than just an iconic image that came from this tragedy.I really loved the wr [...]

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