A Whole Person in Half a Body (Innbundet)

A Story of Self-mastery

Author:

Anne Grethe Solberg

Norwegian title: Et helt menneske i en halv kropp
Norwegian subtitle: En historie om mestring
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 192
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202475734
Overview Et helt menneske i en halv kropp

Anne Grethe Solberg was shot by her ex-husband eight years ago. One shoulder and arm had to be amputated, and her hip was shot to pieces. It was uncertain whether she would survive, and whether she would be able to walk. She was certainly not expected to be able to run a marathon.

In this book she tells the dramatic story of the shooting episode. She relates how she saved her life by playing dead. Not least, she describes what happened after the shooting; how she escaped from the scene of the shooting and how she was saved. She has a strong survival instinct. She wants to look after her children, work and pay the bills herself. She develops strategies for self-mastery, and as she herself is a coach, she coaches herself in the recovery period after the shooting.

After an impressive amount of practice, Anne Grethe teaches herself to walk. However, it becomes apparent that it is easier to run. She decides to run a marathon and she writes grippingly about her progress to the New York Marathon. Finally, she shares her ten strategies for self-mastery which we can all make use of.

A story of self-mastery, strong will, hard work and a strong wish to survive in order to be able to make a difference.

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