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Nothing Is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life Hardcover – January 1, 2002


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Diane Pub Co (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756767652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756767655
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,346,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

A sequel of sorts to Reeve's bestselling memoir, Still Me, Nothing is Impossible is a concise, meditative companion to the earlier book. Each of its nine chapters is devoted to some aspect of successful living (humor, faith, hope) or addresses a major life issue (parenting, religion, recovery). Although Reeve draws on his experiences prior to his spinal chord injury in 1995, it's clear that his views on life have evolved dramatically in the seven years since. Clearly of most obvious value to those facing the challenges of physical paralysis, this book also serves as inspirational primer for otherwise able-bodied individuals who may be thwarted by mental rather than physical wounds. In additional to his personal message, Reeve is also a blunt proponent of medical insurance reform and government research funding, devoting a chapter to it here, as well as a significant portion of his nonprofit Web site, christopherreeve.org. --David Bombeck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Reeve (Still Me) offers a uniquely powerful audio message of hope on topics ranging from the controversial stem cell debate to the mind-body connection he credits with his recent physical improvements. Maintaining a composed tone and reassuring perspective, Reeve goes beyond mere narration to bare his darkest times in the ICU, his wish to commit suicide and his longing for normalcy, persuasively urging listeners, whether disabled or not, to expand outside their "comfort zones." After teaching his youngest son to ride a bicycle with only the power of his words, Reeve came to the realization that "being" is more important than doing, and that, as he tells new spinal cord injury victims, "life is worth living." Snippets from speeches, personal anecdotes and remarks from talk shows pepper the unabridged tape set, allowing Reeve easy transitions from such diverse issues as the inadequacies of health insurance to his ongoing search for spirituality and religion. But Reeve's truly inspirational path to survival is best reflected in his delightful sense of humor. When once asked how he holds it all together, he dryly replied: "duct tape." Simultaneous release with the Random House hardcover.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A highly enjoyable and inspirational read.
Spider Monkey
One I believe is more important and all the material benefits we can give our children.
Beth DeRoos
Reeve's message of hope and compassion is truly a restorative tonic for our times.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bookreporter on October 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE is a slender book, but its size does not matter. A book doesn't have to be weighty to contain a good story or a powerful idea --- and author Christopher Reeve has both.
The first part of Reeve's story is familiar enough; he experienced a fall from a horse that rendered him suddenly unable to even breathe on his own due to a spinal
cord injury. His physical abilities nothing like the Superman we have come to equate him to. However, Reeve's disability did not overshadow his abilities. He eventually was able to return to work and a productive life directing one movie and starring in another.
The unique part of the story would come later, and that is the story that is chronicled in NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
After undergoing an initial period of rehabilitation for his injuries, Reeve started on an aggressive regimen of physical therapy, involving exercise and electrical stimulation. Unlike many people with spinal cord injuries, Reeve had the financial resources available to continue physical therapy after the period stipulated by his health insurance policy.
Generally, people with spinal cord injuries may experience some improvement shortly after their injuries, but little improvement years after. By using a stationary bicycle and a specially designed table allowing his body to tilt to an upright position, Reeve hoped to regain some level of functionality, and perhaps even walk again.
The results so far have been extraordinary. Reeve recovered to an extent that doctors thought would be impossible so long after his injury; regaining feeling and sensation over a large part of his body, and moving the index finger on his left hand independently.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
When it comes to celebrity books I usually avoid them like the plague. But Christopher Reeve and Michael J Fox have been the exception and for a good reason. Because I wanted to read how they came to terms with the medical/physical challenges they have and what lessons they have learned along the way. Because the fact is they are mortal humans like the rest of us with hopes, fears and uncertainties and with a life history that set the foundation for how they would cope when faced with major life changing events.
My husband is disabled with head injuries, from being hit by a drunk driver. My mother in law who was a great woman and a positive example in my life died last year (Sept 01) from Parkinsons. And we have a son who was born with juvenile diabetes.
So reading how Christopher Reeve and his family took each day at a time, and how they dealt with each new lesson and how they took a negative and opted to make it a positive and in doing so get involved with science and how it could and can help those with injuries and neurological issues was so fascinating as well as helpful.
I personally appreciated the total honesty, and how he talks about his weaknesses and failings and not just the upside of his life. And how he evolved in his belief about God. My husband was intrigued with the notation that former Senator Bill Bradley the ex basketball star, had been Christopher Reeve instructor in church as a kid. And how now he and his family attend a Unitarian church (a favorite of ours) which is inclusive of all.
I also like his views on the value of humor in everyday life and especially for those who are caregivers or patients. Humor has gotten us thru some major valleys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jamy Shaffer on October 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Being a huge fan of Christopher Reeve since he literally flew onto the big screen in 1978, I was truely horrified after his life-altering accident in 1995. As I grew from young child to teenager to young adulthood, I found myself marveling at the man and not so much on the character he played so so magnificently in the four chapters of the Superman films. He truely exemplifies "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" and it is funny that he told Richard Donner that he was afraid that he would not be able to live up to the creedo. He did and still continues to do so. The most remarkable thing about this book is the fact that he can draw so much humor from such a tragic occurance (of course having Robin Williams at your bedside probably did not hurt). The progress Chris has made both physically and mentally is nothing short of miraculous and although he did not meet his challenge of walking by age 50, he will one day walk again. As the tag-line for Superman proclamed "You Will Believe a Man Can Fly (walk)."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I will be reading and re-reading this book for years to come. It is a look at Christopher's life thru his eyes since his tragic horseriding accident. It discusses such things as his view on religion, his family and how they react to him since the accident, his sense of humor and politics. He makes great arguements for the stem cell research ban to be overturned. I found this to be a wonderful book and I'm giving them as early Christmas gifts to my friends & family. He is a super man!
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