Struck: A Husband's Memoir Of Trauma And Triumph by Douglas SegalStruck: A Husband's Memoir Of Trauma And Triumph by Douglas Segal

Struck: A Husband's Memoir Of Trauma And Triumph

byDouglas Segal

Paperback | October 12, 2018

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One of life's biggest cliches becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a series of life-threatening injuries, including the same one that famously left Christopher Reeve paralyzed. Following the accident, Segal began sending regular email updates to their circle of friends and family - a list that continued to grow as others heard of the event and were moved by the many emotional and spiritual issues it raised. Segal's compelling memoir is an intimate and honest chronicle built around these email updates, and is a profound example of how people show up for one another in times of crisis.Alternatingly harrowing, humorous, heartbreaking, and hopeful, this is an uplifting tribute to love, determination, and how the compassion of community holds the power to heal, serving as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit when faced with pain and adversity.
Douglas Segal has written and produced movies for Warner Bros., Disney and MGM, and television for Fox, The CW, Showtime, A&E, History, Discovery Channel, The Cartoon Network and others. The projects he has been involved in have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, People's Choice Award and have won numerous Teacher ...
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Title:Struck: A Husband's Memoir Of Trauma And TriumphFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.66 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:October 12, 2018Publisher:Prospect ParkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945551380

ISBN - 13:9781945551383

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Struck is a beautiful testament to the magic ability we carry as humans to come together and heal from the most impossible wreckage. Douglas Segal's story moves your heart to break into a billion pieces and warms it back together with the brilliance, sincerity, and humor of his writing." - Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent and author of She Wants It "This inspiring and heartwarming book underlines the importance of faith and love in the face of trauma." - Publishers Weekly "Hope and love trump tragedy in this heartfelt, vigorous memoir." - Kirkus Reviews "If love is the answer, the question is, how do I add more of it into my life? Susan and Doug's story of resilience teaches us not only how to survive life's biggest challenges, but how to make life worth living." - Annabelle Gurwitch, author of I See You Made an Effort and Wherever You Go, There They Are "A powerful book that shows us a new way to look at incredible hardship. Being struck is not a tragic end, but rather a beginning: an opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring effects of love, community, and grit." - Amy Silverstein, author of Sick Girl and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends " Struck is the captivating tale of a family being hit by a thunderbolt and dealing with the aftermath. Brilliantly written, beautifully observed, with humor in even the darkest moments, it's an Everyman journey past near-death to a resolution that borders on the miraculous." - Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, author of Killers of the King and The Spencers "Struck is an extraordinary love story. Doug Segal's fluid, honest, insightful, funny, and very public look at his and Susan's marriage couldn't have been made up even by the best Hollywood writer, of which Doug is one. This is a tale of human resilience, inner strength, courage, compassion, patience, acceptance, and appreciation of what's most important - the love of a man and a woman, of family, friends, and community." - Rabbi John L. Rosove, author of Why Judaism Matters: Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to his Children & the Millennial Generation and senior rabbi at Temple Israel of Hollywood "