Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival

Author(s): Alison Wright

Biography & Memoir

An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive . . . one breath at a time <br> While traveling in Laos on a winding mountain road, the bus that award-winning journalist Alison Wright was riding in collided with a logging truck. As she waited fourteen hours for proper medical careain excruciating pain, certain she was moments from deathaAlison drew upon years of meditation practice and concentrated on every breath as if it would be her last. <br> Despite countless surgeries and a grueling recovery, Alison set herself the goal of achieving a new dream: to one day climb Mount Kilimanjaroaand she reached the summit on her fortieth birthday. Gasping for air once again, she stood at the highest point in Africa, determined to never again take a single breath for granted. Perfect for readers who love spiritual authors traveling abroad, such as Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love") and Greg Mortenson ("Three Cups of Tea"), this memoir is an amazingly inspirational tale of how a life-changing accident transformed one womanas faith.


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a[A] profound writera] a true pilgrima]There is muscle and tears here, and the fiercest flame of inspiration.a
aRichard Gere

Alison Wright is an award-winning photo-journalist, who focuses her efforts on documenting endangered cultures and human rights issues. She is the author of three books of photography and has published articles in National Geographic, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and many other publications.

General Fields

  • : 9780452295353
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Plume
  • : October 2009
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alison Wright
  • : Paperback
  • : 10-Sep
  • : 770.92
  • : 276
  • : Biography & autobiography
  • : illustrations