Perfect Strangers: Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston s Worst Day Hardcover – Illustrated, March 28, 2017
|New from||Used from|
Enhance your purchase
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
"From the outside it is hard to find anything good that came from the events of April 15, 2013. But Perfect Strangers shows us that there can be a positive outcome from such a tragic event. This personal story of unexpected loss and tragedy on our home soil will resonate with all Americans. It reinforces the American spirit and that people can be brought together in the darkest of times. This book will touch you deeply and leave you feeling hopeful about humanity and what the human spirit can endure.―Melissa Stockwell, Veteran and Paralympic medalist
"Sdoia expresses her understanding of how trauma shapes people differently and how their connection, strengthened by loss, has provided a key constant and comfort in four lives."
About the Author
Dedicated to both her professional and personal lives, Roseann's circle of friends and family is legendary -- even her trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital gave up on his "one guest for only fifteen minutes per hour" rule when he saw her line of visitors stretched down the hospital corridor. She is committed to one day running the entire 26.2 mile Boston Marathon. In November of 2014, she completed her first 5K race since the bombing so she is on her way. Perfect Strangers is her first book.
- Publisher : PublicAffairs; 1st edition (March 28, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1610397002
- ISBN-13 : 978-1610397001
- Item Weight : 1.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
There is no sugar coating in her retelling of the story! She even discusses her decision of whether or not to go to the trial of the brother captured after the bombing. I was especially touched by her family's reaction to what happened and how she bonded with the people she met at the moments after the bombing - people who saved her life..
The more personal side of the story (she bemoans that she cannot wear high heels any longer, struggles with how to buy clothes to fit over her prosthesis, jokes about not getting a one-leg discount when she gets a pedicure) lets you see her spirit and determination.
In the end of the book it was noted that Roseann is now doing speaking about amputation and amputees, and I would love to hear her speak in person..
I was impressed by how well-written the book is (some memoirs are not!) and believe that she could have a career in writing if she wanted.
I highly recommend this book!
I would recommend this book to everyone because it encompasses all ages and all types people.