Stronger by Jeff BaumanThe New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.
When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldnt, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: Saw the guy. Looked right at me, setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the countrys history.
Just thirty hours before, Jeff had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. As he was rushed to the hospital, he realized he was severely injured and that he might die, but he didnt know that a photograph of him in a wheelchair was circulating throughout the world, making him the human face of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, or that what hed seen would give the Boston police their most important breakthrough.
In Stronger, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the worlds admiration with his own guilt and frustration. . Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Baumans story is not just his, but ours as well.
Jeff Bauman is the real marathon man behind ‘Stronger’
Thank you! While Bauman waited near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, he happened to notice a man in the crowd: "There was something off about him…. He had on a hooded jacket that seemed too heavy, even on a cool day. The thing that really struck me, though, was his demeanor. Everyone was cheering and watching the race…. Except this guy….
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It follows Bauman, who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and must adjust to his new life. Stronger had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, , and was theatrically released in the United States on September 22, Jeff Bauman is a well-intentioned but underachieving Boston native who works at the deli counter of a Costco and lives in a small two-bedroom apartment with his alcoholic mother, Patty. One day at the local bar, Jeff runs into his ex-girlfriend Erin, who is attracted to his kindness and charm but finds herself constantly frustrated by his lack of commitment. After learning that Erin is running in the Boston Marathon to raise money for the hospital she works at, Jeff asks every patron in the bar to donate and then promises Erin he'll wait at the finish line for her with a big sign. The day of the Marathon, Jeff scrambles to make it to the finish line on time but reaches it just before Erin reaches the finish line. As she approaches a bomb goes off right where Jeff is standing.
Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman's memoir, “Stronger,” is a short, straightforward, workmanlike effort. It opens with the book's best writing: a.
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Sign in. Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the Boston Marathon bombing.
How long is long enough to wait? What amount of time needs to pass before the victim of an unexpected tragedy has sufficient perspective to tell a good, true tale? At least a dozen Marathon bombing-themed books are being released, many smartly coinciding with the one-year anniversary. More are surely on the way. On that day, Bauman was a year-old Costco worker, a regular guy, living a beer-drinking, sport-loving, video-game-playing, guitar-jamming life.