Still Me

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Arrow, 1999 - Actors - 328 pages
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 super-hero 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, inspiring figure he is, and it is this bravery which will make his autobiography th biography of 1998 as, for the first time, he tells the full story of both his paralysis, and his journey to recovery.

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On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was competing in an equestrian competition in Culpepper, Virginia when he was thrown from his horse, causing a C2 spinal cord injury that left him a ... Read full review

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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. Read full review

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Christopher Reeve established a reputation as one of America's leading actors, and after being paralysed in an equation in an equestrian competition in 1995, he put a human face on spinal cord injury. Reeve was chairman of the board of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) and vice chairman of the National Organisation on Disability and lobbied vigorously for healthcare reform and funding of research. Nothing is Impossible, his follow-up to Still Me, was published in Century in 2002. He died in 2004.

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