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Darryl Stingley: Happy to Be Alive Hardcover – January 1, 1983


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  • Hardcover: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1st ed edition (1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825301572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825301575
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Baker VINE VOICE on July 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
On August 12, 1978 Darryl Stingley's life changed forever. On that date, in a meaningless preseason professional football game, after a vicious, unnecessary hit by Jack Tatum, Darryl became a quadriplegic. This book is his story about his struggle to survive and live a meaningful life after going from a young, promising professional athlete to a wheelchair in single terrible moment.

Stingley's book is fascinating on several fronts and he's brutally honest about himself and those around him. As a boy growing up in an inner city neighborhood, despite being a little better off than many, he was little hooligan - stealing, fighting, looting. Not that he did this constantly as a way of life, but he was involved in these activities despite his parents trying to keep him out of trouble. As a big man on campus in high school he knocked up his girlfriend Tina, and then knocked her up again when he went to Purdue to play football on a scholarship. He was clearly very immature. Even when he made it to the NFL his lack of maturity showed and he freely admits it in his book. To his credit he stayed with Tina pretty much his entire life, and she with him, despite some separation long after his injury. She clearly was a solid person, nursing him back to health and dealing with an overbearing mother-in-law. They eventually married.

Darryl gives a great deal of detail about his recovery process and the pain and depression that went along with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas R. Garcia on March 15, 2013
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. I HAVE READ MORE THAN HALF OF THE BOOK,AND ITS JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT HE GOES THRU AND HOW HE DEALS WITH IT. I DONT THINK I COULD DEAL WITH IT. THE PRICE OF THIS BOOK COULD NOT BE BEAT ALSO.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Carson on August 26, 2011
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Exchange compliments a special story. Book was looked older than expected but owner was honest its condition. Cover condition did not take away from the story.
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