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How to Get Run Over by a Truck Paperback – October 4, 2016
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"McKenna brings terrific humor and soul to her story." ―Newsday
"One of the funniest, bravest memoirs I've ever read. I think we all wonder what would happen if we had to start over. Here is how one woman did it―rebuilding her body and life by force of will and personality. It reminded me how humor truly is an act of grace." ―John Freeman, editor of Freeman's and author of How to Read a Novelist
"Despite its name, [McKenna's memoir] is a laugh riot voyage through getting run over by a truck, recovering, living, loving..." ―Gersh Kuntzman, New York Daily News columnist
"Katie McKenna shares the story of her accident with humor, love, bravery, and strength. Your heart will explode for Katie ― and for yourself." ―Raydene Salinas, New York Magazine
"Katie McKenna's beautiful, wrenching memoir reduced me to actual tears―and then, slowly, left me with a broad smile and a growing sense of wonder. This book starts out as the story of an accident, but it becomes a meditation on the preciousness of life, and the long road we all travel to become ourselves." ―Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You
"Fascinating, inspirational, and actually quite educational about what happens after an accident. I couldn't put it down. Katie writes with such humor as well. She is a great example of strength for all of us. I would highly recommend this as a gift for someone going through a hard time." ―Amy Newmark, author, editor, and publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul
"At times visceral and horrifying, at times heartbreaking and healing, and at times hilarious, McKenna's memoir is a testament to the incredible resilience of the human spirit coming up against a crushing blow." ―Hilary Angus, Managing Editor of Momentum Mag
"...Unflinchingly honest, at times dark, and yet surprisingly funny ― a delight to read." ―Michael J. O’Loughlin, author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters
"Incredibly moving and insightful… This book should be required reading for all professionals who work in the field of medical trauma and rehabilitation.” ―Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor Of Rehabilitation Medicine NYU-Langone Medical Center
"Gripping, honest and full of humor, I couldn't put How to Get Run Over by a Truck down. At times I felt like I was listening to Katie recount her story as we shared a glass of wine, as it was incredibly personal and very real.” ―Sarah Lowell Harmon, LMHC, Wentworth Institute of Technology
About the Author
Katie McKenna is a professional fund-raiser and stand-up comedian living in Brooklyn. She runs a blog called Small Bites and Little Victories and is an expert on the best date spots in New York City. How to Get Run Over by a Truck is her first book.
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