“An extraordinary tale…of love, of unthinkable trauma, of a heroic partnership… Redefining for the world what it means to be a fighter.”—People
“A gripping and inspirational memoir…”—St. Petersburg Times
“A picture of a victorious human spirit.”—Publishers Weekly
“Nothing but inspirational.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A story of bravery and perseverance.”—Palm Beach Post
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About the Author
Gabrielle Giffords has become known across the country for her resilience in the face of violence, and for her consensus-building leadership in Congress. Giffords was shot at an event in Tucson on January 8, 2011 and stepped down from Congress in January 2012. Giffords was the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, representing her community in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005, and then in Congress from 2006-2012. In Congress, Giffords became a leading champion of border security, energy independence, and the needs of military families and veterans.
Mark Kelly was a captain in the United States Navy when he commanded the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour in May of 2011. A veteran of four space flights to the International Space Station, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a masters degree from the US Naval Post Graduate School. As a naval aviator he flew thirty-nine combat missions in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He is the author of the picture books Mousetronaut
and Mousetronaut Goes to Mars
, and the middle grade book Astrotwins.Jeffrey Zaslow
(1958-2012) was most recently the author of The Magic Room
. His other books include The Girl from Ames
and, as coauthor of The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch.