Still Me, Paperback book

Still Me[Paperback]

by Christopher Reeve

3.50 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
336 
Publisher:
Cornerstone 
Publication Date:
01 April 1999 
Category:
Biography: Arts & Entertainment 
ISBN:
9780099257288 

Description

Through his leading role in the three Superman films, Christopher Reeve became so closely identified with the superhero that he wasn't just seen as the actor who played Superman, he was Superman. Which is why the tragic riding accident which left him paralysed from the neck down shocked the world. Superman was not superhuman. It is also why he is now the world's most recognisable person in a wheelchair. In true superhero style, Christopher Reeve refuses to resign himself to the life of a quadriplegic, and is actively campaigning to raise the profile of spinal-cord injury victims and research. Although he was initially told that he would only ever be able to move his head, he can now shrug his shoulders and breathe alone for increasing periods of time, and is determined that he will walk again. It is this extraordinary courage and determination that has made Christopher Reeve the internationally admired figure that he is, and it is this bravery which makes this autobiography about his paralysis and his journey to recovery such a powerful and moving story.

Showing 1-3 out of 3 reviews.

  • Fascinating insight into the actor/son/husband/father's life before (and the first few years after) the devastating riding accident that crippled him physically. It was very inspiring to read. I admired his very positive outlook. I grew up admiring his performances as Superman. I certainly understood more about this man from reading the book. A very powerful, yet tragic, read.

    4.00 out of 5

    ev3thingconnect5

  • Very readable, finished it in two evenings. Offers quite a bit of detail on the day-to-day life of a very active quadraplegic, and a rich recounting of his acting and directing work.

    4.00 out of 5

    DeafScribe

  • Fascinating stuff on stem cell research. Thankfully very little about his Superman time. Definitely made it more interesting

    2.50 out of 5

    lisathomson

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