Unmeasured Strength

Unmeasured Strength

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A survivor's awe-inspiring story of how she overcame tragedy and re-created herself as a wife, mother, and woman

She was a hardworking business woman, had a loving husband and an infant son, and a confidence born of intelligence and beauty. But on 9/11, good fortune was no match for catastrophe. When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a ten-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.

Long before that infamous September day, Manning learned the importance of perseverance, relentless hard work, and a deep faith in oneself. So when the horrific moment of her near-death arrived, she possessed the strength and resilience to insist that she would not yieldâe"not to the terrorists, not to the long odds, not to the bottomless pain and exhaustion. But as the difficult months and years went by, she came to understand that she had to do more than survive. She needed to undergo a complete transformation, one that would allow her to embrace her life and her loved ones in an entirely new way.

Fleeing the burning tower, Manning promised herself that she would see her son's face again. Courageous and inspiring, Unmeasured Strength tells the riveting story of her heroic effort to make that miracleâe"and so many othersâe"possible.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805094633
0805094636
Branch Call Number: Biography B MAN

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sablegirl Aug 12, 2012

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down; it was so captivating. She detailed the ordeal she went through after being burned over 80% of her body on 9/11 and how her family helped her. What an inspiring book. I wish her and her family the best of luck. She came out of this ordeal a truly changed woman. I highly recommend this book.

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