No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon Hardcover – February 7, 2017
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"Weihenmayer presents an exhilarating adventure story of arduous mountain climbing and whitewater kayaking, but he also offers broader life lessons. A wonderful tribute to the greatness of the human spirit." ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"No Barriers is amazing. Erik's story is an inspiration to all of us." ―Mark Burnett, TV producer
"No Barriers does more than chronicle a magnificent and seemingly impossible journey through the heart of the Grand Canyon. It offers a shining testament to the truth that both on rivers and in life, it is within the pockets of turbulence―the places where chaos reigns greatest― that discovery, wisdom, and growth await. Weihenmayer's powers of discernment are acute, startling, and deeply inspirational."― Kevin Fedarko, New York Times bestselling author of The Emerald Mile
"No Barriers is more than an incredible adventure story ― it's a beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.”―Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The President's Shadow
"An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."―Jon Krakauer, New York Time bestselling author of Into Thin Air
"Chronicling a grueling journey navigating eddies and rapids while paying homage to the complexity of families and bonds of friendship forged through shared experiences. In addition to tracking the kayak trip, the author also offers a poignant account of adopting his son from Nepal and details fascinating medical advances concerning neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to change. More than a story about a blind man converting the improbable to the possible, this volume provides a powerful testament to the human spirit, concluding with a challenge to readers to take the Pledge of No Barriers. Guaranteed to inspire." ―Brenda Barrera, Booklist
About the Author
Erik Weihenmayer is a bestselling author, athlete, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He is the author of the bestsellers Touch the Top of the World and The Adversity Advantage. He cofounded No Barriers USA, which empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their very best to the world. Erik lives in Colorado.
Buddy Levy is an author, educator, journalist, and speaker. His books include Labyrinth of Ice, Conquistador, River of Darkness, Geronimo, and American Legend. He is a Clinical Professor of English at Washington State University. He lives in Idaho.
- Hardcover : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781250088789
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250088789
- Item Weight : 1.62 pounds
- Product Dimensions : 6.36 x 1.64 x 9.44 inches
- Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books; American First Edition (February 7, 2017)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 125008878X
- Best Sellers Rank: #691,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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