“A gripping account. . . .If you want people to notice you at the beach, but you don't have a fitness trainer's body, take this book along with you. Heads will turn.” (Los Angeles Times
About the Author
grew up outside San Francisco with his mother, father, and two younger brothers. He always enjoyed surfing, especially at the site of his attack, Stinson Beach. He was only sixteen when he was attacked, yet he demonstrated great poise and maturity. During and after recovery, Kathrein remains a driving force in shark attack prevention and shark awareness. He leads lectures and founded the nonprofit Future Leaders for Peace, which aims to share his shark experience. Also, in 2009 he collaborated with his mother, Margaret Kathrein, on Far From Shore
, which is a retelling of the event from her perspective. They live in San Rafael, California.
David McGuire is the director and founder of Sea Stewards and a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences.
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and the founder of Bluemind: The Mind &Ocean Initiative.