Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kursoni really enjoyed this book, it was honestly a page turner. because it is not fictional and the subject is so unique and unknown, i was consistently dyyyying to know what was going to happen next (like i almost missed my train stop a few times and that NEVER happens to me!) i really dig kurson so i knew id like the writing, but the subject was also really fascinating and i cant fathom how anyone who picked it up and read the dustjacket wouldnt be totally intrigued by it. HOWEVER. the main character, this mike may guy, is a total JERK. sure, he accomplished a whole lot. i read on and on and on about his accomplishments. terrific. im soooo terribly impressed. so hes like a crazy inventor and an entrepreneur and a gold medal skiier, that DOESNT MEAN he gets to be an asshole. i feel like he completely disregards his wifes feelings all the time and the way he drives on in this reckless i need to win at everything sort of way totally astonishes the author but i think its irresponsible to act like that when you have a family to take care of. hes kind of insensitive, and dont EVEN get me started on his opinion of women. UGH. what a JERK OFF. but really its a great book.
Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
I took my first flight since the operation on March 7. It was very bumpy and I was keeping my mind off this by working. After about 30 minutes, I suddenly realised that I could look out of the window, so I did. I could see some white lines in the distance and brown and green patches sliding by on the ground. I was so excited and eager to find out what I was looking at that I asked the person sitting next to me: "Excuse me, I just got my sight back last week after being totally blind for 43 years. Could you help me figure out what I am seeing? I broke the silence by asking if the white lines I could see were mountains.
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Michael G. May born is an American business executive, skier and enthusiast of other sports who was blinded by a chemical explosion at the age of three, but regained partial vision in , at the age of 46, after cornea transplants and a pioneering stem cell procedure by San Francisco ophthalmologist, Daniel Goodman. -