Are there people who are born survivors? How does someone find the strength from within not to give up hope against all odds? Ben Sherwood interviewed ordinary people who found extraordinary strength facing seemingly impossible challenges, like a woman whose heart was pierced by a knitting needle, and another who fell 30,000 feet without a parachute, as well as a man who floated 300 miles out to sea after the 2004 Asian tsunami. These and the many other true stories included here explore what qualities enable some people to come through crises that many do not survive, and the wisdom they gain from surviving.
"Oh sure, The Survivors Club could save your lifeóbut what matters more to me is that it's a wonderful read, the kind that makes whatever life you're living feel that much more worthwhile."óMartha Beck