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
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.
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 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 listener gently, offering his reflections
and guidance but not the pat answers that often characterize
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.