The loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious physical injury---we must all, at one point, face tragedy---unavoidable moments that divide our lives into “before” and “after.” How do we muscle our way through tough times and emerge stronger, wiser---even grateful for our struggle? In 1984, author Jerry White lost his leg---and almost his life---in a landmine accident. He has endured the pain of loss and the challenge of rebuilding. As cofounder of Survivors Corps, White has interviewed thousands of victims of tragedy. With his book I Will Not Be Broken, he shares what he has learned.
White outlines a very specific five-step program to coping with disaster; to achieving strength and hope; and to turning tragedy into triumph. In their own words, his survivor friends and colleagues share their stories. It's a group that includes the well known, like Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, and the late Princess Diana, and also everyday survivors of death, loss, injury and heartbreak. Through their stories and the author's words, the book takes readers step-by-step through the process of not only surviving tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jerry White's book I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis. Tragedy happens to everyone. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious injury, we must all face personal catastrophe—unavoidable moments that divides our lives into "before" and "after." These events take a heavy toll on everyone, but there are those who have muscled their way through tough times and emerged stronger and wiser.
“An amazingly poignant book. But it does more than capture the collective experience of enduring a tragedy. It provides a road map for the individual and their family to put one foot in front of the other and reenter the land of the living. This book will be a remarkable tool.”
---Bob and Lee Woodruff, authors of In an Instant
“[White’s] courageous personal experience is a beacon for all who are searching to recover and reclaim life.”
---Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, bestselling author of Leap of Faith
“We can choose happiness, even after the worst of times. Jerry White offers an excellent guide to navigating and overcoming the traumas we face in our lives.”
---Deepak Chopra, author of Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment
“Offers wise, practical, and inspiring steps to come back from life’s worst setbacks. Jerry White speaks with compassion and authority---and an abundance of emotional intelligence.”
---Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence
“This is an important book. Jerry White shares lessons learned from his experience . . . to help trauma victims recover, survive, and thrive.”
---Jane Goodall, author of Harvest for Hope