Still Me

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Random House, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 309 pages
The whole world held its breath when Christopher Reeve struggled for life on Memorial Day, 1995. On the third jump of a riding competition, Reeve was thrown headfirst from his horse in an accident that broke his neck and left him unable to move or breathe. In the years since then, Reeve has not only survived, but has fought for himself, for his family, and for the hundreds of thousands of people with spinal cord injuries in the United States and around the world. Chris describes his early success on Broadway opposite the legendary Katharine Hepburn, the adventure of filming Superman on the streets of New York, and how the movie made him a star. He continued to move regularly between film acting and theater work in New York, Los Angeles, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshires. Reunited with his Bostonians director, James Ivory, in 1992, he traveled to England to work with Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day.

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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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About the author (1998)

Christopher Reeve played Superman in the series of four films.  He starred opposite Katherine Hepburn in A Matter of Gravity, in Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July, and then appeared in many films, including The Remains of the Day and The Bostonians for Merchant Ivory as well as Death Trap, Somewhere in Time, Streetsmart, and the HBO movie Above Suspicion.  He is also the President of the Christopher Reeve Foundation.  Reeve, his wife Dana, and their son Will live in Bedford, New York.


Founded in 1996, the mission of the Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) is to raise funds for medical research leading to

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