Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable In these candid reflections Reeve shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships H

  • Title: Nothing Is Impossible
  • Author: Christopher Reeve
  • ISBN: 9780345470737
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable In these candid reflections, Reeve shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships He teaches us that for able bodied people, paralysis is a choice a choice to live with self doubt and a fear of taking risks and that it is not an acceptable one Reeve knowsChristopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable In these candid reflections, Reeve shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships He teaches us that for able bodied people, paralysis is a choice a choice to live with self doubt and a fear of taking risks and that it is not an acceptable one Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering after all, nothing worth having is easy to attain He asks challenging questions about why it seems so difficult if not impossible for us to work together as a society Nothing Is Impossible reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude.

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    About "Christopher Reeve"

    1. Christopher Reeve

      Christopher D Olier Reeve was an American actor, director, producer, and writer He established himself early as a Juilliard trained stage actor before portraying Superman Kal El Clark Kent in four films, from 1978 to 1987 In the 1980s, he starred in several films, including Somewhere in Time 1980 , Deathtrap 1982 , The Bostonians 1984 , and Street Smart 1987 He also starred in many plays, including the Broadway plays Fifth of July 1980 1982 and The Marriage of Figaro 1985 In 1987, he led a public rally in support of 77 Chilean actors, directors, and playwrights who had been sentenced to death by the dictator Augusto Pinochet for criticizing his regime in their works Pinochet canceled the sentence after the ensuing media coverage, and Reeve was awarded with three national distinctions from Chile for his actions In the 1990s, Reeve acted in such films as Noises Off 1992 , The Remains of the Day 1993 , and Village of the Damned 1995.In May 1995, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in an accident during the cross country portion of an Eventing competition He was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries, and for human embryonic stem cell research after this accident He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co founded the Reeve Irvine Research Center Reeve died at age 52 on October 10, 2004 from cardiac arrest caused by a systemic infection.Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992, and they had a son, Will Reeve also had two children, Matthew and Alexandra, from a previous relationship with Gae Exton Dana Reeve died of lung cancer in March 2006.

    680 thoughts on “Nothing Is Impossible”

    1. [audiobook review, read by the author]It was pretty exciting to pop in the first CD and hear Christopher Reeve read his own story. He was a decent writer and spoke pretty well considering the fact that he was connected to an oxygen supply.Because of this, I'd be interested in reading his other books even though this one, "Nothing is Impossible," spent a lot of time impressing upon us the importance of allowing reseachers to have stem cells to find cures for our health issues. Whether or not I ag [...]

    2. I've always admired Christopher as an actor (especially in Somewhere in Time) and as one of the most inspiring people on this planet. So when I came across this book for sale in the library I grabbed it eagerly. Half way through it I was in tears in a cafe as I read about the everyday details of his debilitating new life and the amazing way he kept his faith and hope alive. Every small series of excercises and physiotherapy took hours to set up, travel was a nightmare but he still managed to fin [...]

    3. Listening to Christopher Reeve read his book with the aid of a ventilator which passes air over his vocal chords so he can speak is as sobering as it gets. It's a well-written book and I'm going to give it a family with a son who is now a C4 quadriplegic. It is realistic, too, and may be hard, but the final chapter about Hope is superb. Hearing his words and hope and knowing he died 2 years after the book was published is tough, too. Really deserves 4 stars. Not as pie in the sky, or touchy feel [...]

    4. Excellent readThis book offers some look into the reality of a quadriplegic's struggles to grasp normalcy in his new world. This favorite Superman of so many of us obviously worked friendly to help others with injuries that part him in a wheelchair in the first place. The sad part is that he never ( at least in this book)) found the saving grace of Jesus Christ which would have given him peace. He did amazing work for stem cell research, however and it's an excellent book Highly recommend!

    5. Christopher Reeve is such an inspirational, intelligent and well-spoken individual. He writes with clarity, and manages to crack me up even when addressing rather depressing topics. The fact that he stood up, unwavering, in spite of the accident that left him paralysed, makes him such an admirable figure.Thank you Mr Reeve for sharing your personal story & struggles with us. Even though you have passed, you continue to inspire people every day.

    6. Really interesting and really inspiring memoir by Christopher Reeve. What an incredible person who overcame huge obstacles to live a beautiful and fulfilling second chapter in life despite an earth shattering accident. Interesting details about spinal cord injuries and rehab and insurance problems as well as the politics and challenges of scientific research and funding.

    7. Interesting to listen to Christopher Reeve read this himself. This book mainly focused on the time after his accident that left him paralyzed. He had such a resilient spirit and great resolve to do everything he could for spinal cord research.

    8. Christopher Reeve has to be the most inspiring person Ive ever come across. From Superman to an even greater Man.

    9. I once saw Reeve chatting to Larry King Live and was almost in tears. Not in pity, but personal distress that someone like myself (who has a healthy body) had decided to skip aerobics because I "didn't feel like it". How pathetic can we get? We're lucky because we have healthy muscles - not due to an aide exercising them for us, but because we can move independantly. Reeve's history as Superman actor who fell off a horse breaking his neck close to the brain stem, is fairly well-known. What is le [...]

    10. It was a quick read, he's very clear. It gives you an into Superman's upbringing, the kind of life lived in New England, how he reacted to being paralyzed, his experience with religion and spirituality, his almost miraculous breakthroughs through physical therapy, the difficulties faced figuring out the whole medical insurance system and getting proper support and re-gearing the insurance sector's approach to people who become incapacitated so as to help them get better. But, of course, his big [...]

    11. An inspiring biography of a champion for achieving the impossible.I recently finished Christopher Reeve's second book "Nothing Is Impossible" he wrote after his tragic accident that left him paralyzed. It is an inspiring look at how he faced the unimaginable challenges of the "permanent" loss of his arms and legs. In the end, despite all of the scientific evidence telling him that he would not recover any movement, he persevered to recover movement past anyone's expectations, including his own.O [...]

    12. This was one of the truly inspiring books that I've read ( and I read a lot of inspirational books). Chris Reeves was superman in the true sense, not just in his movies but in the way he battled his fate with equanimity. His books made me think, how often do we look at the glass half empty, when it is half full,how petty our worries are compared to many other people out there, how much we take for granted in our lives.My favorite quote from the book was "a year ago I was wondering if I'd ever mo [...]

    13. I found this book to be good but not extraordinary. I feel so guilty saying that because it is Christopher Reeve for heaven's sake! I do find his experiences, drive, and persistence highly inspirational. However, in the book I didn't feel that "Nothing Is Impossible" was an appropriate title. It read more of a memoir of his recovery process to me but I didn't get the feeling that I could conquer the world from it. I did find it inspirational in a lot of ways and am glad that I read it. It wasn't [...]

    14. Christopher Reeves Nothing is Impossible is a good book if you are searching for something about overcoming a large problem. I thought the book was more on the scientific and thought provoking side rather than talking about how he personally handled his injury. I believe that the telling was very unique and went into depth on many of the toughest things that Reeve had to go through, one of the most touching parts for me was in the very first 20 pages when he was at first considering if his life [...]

    15. I thought this book was inspiring. I found out recently that he died not to long after writing this book. He was an advocate and speaker for those who couldn't speak out. He suffered through the last years of his life but still fought. This book was an interesting read for some chapters. Others were just boring and political. There really is not an issue in this book. This book is about having the drive to compete and to overcome adversity. I would not recommend this book because mostly it was a [...]

    16. I really enjoyed (if that's the right word - maybe was impressed by) the book Still Me, which I read when Mr Reeve was still with us.This one was less dramatic, but reading about hope and faith knowing he'd lost his fight made it a different read.I learned a bit more about his decision to carry on, to struggle, to make the best advances he possibly could, for himself and others. He'd made more progress in moving his fingers and legs than I'd realised.Always a humbling thing thinking about people [...]

    17. I grabbed this book not really knowing much about Christopher Reeve aside from his acting and his accident, that left him a quadriplegic. This book talks a lot about his strength and the things he accomplished in medical research as a result of his accident, becoming an activist for stem cell research. Politics aside (which I try to avoid) I loved his sense of humor, and realized what a great man he was and what he accomplished to help others with nervous system disabilities. I only imagine what [...]

    18. Christopher Reeve was nothing short of a real Superman. Other than being a fascinating tale of learning, pain, hope and survival, Reeve in a humble, none-finger-wagging manner reminded me not to take what I have for granted. Something that is easily done (by all of us) when we don't take the time out of our busy lives once in awhile to look at things objectively and feel gratitude for what we at least have and hope to strive for.This journey of a life is very touching and stimulating emotionally [...]

    19. This was a great book. I listened to a version narated by the man himself and though I initially thought I'd have problems understanding him to to his ventilator, it was fine; One had to listen more closely but having him read the book helped put everything in perspective.What a lovely guy; He learnt to be so strong and not let his "disability" get to him as he went about advocating for people in wheelchairs.R.I.P Christopher Reeves; you were a lovely man!Will see you on the other side.

    20. When the unthinkable strikes you, the lighthouse is hope. Hope needs to be as real as a solid lighthouse. If Presidents Roosevelt & Kennedy can challenge a Nation to create NIH & put a Man on the moon respectively, Reeves can also push for life saving, very sensible albeit sensitive legislation via President Council of Bioethics. Well as Reeves himself declared, and I admire his courageous optimism, - NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

    21. A short, yet profoundly inspirational book that is bittersweet, now that Christopher and Dana Reeve are gone. Reeve's reflections on a variety of topics - as well as his journey toward regaining more mobility - are simply stated with honesty, humility, wit and grace - which makes them that much more powerful. He was a remarkable person. This book will make you appreciate what you have, and motivate you to positive action.

    22. This is quite the inspirational book. I loved it, of course, because it talks about the recovery that is possible with neurological injuries such as spinal cord injuries, as well as the science and politics involved. Just a warning, he does express his strong, personal feelings about religion and stem cell research so if you have strong beliefs about either you may not like those particular chapters.

    23. I was disappointed when so much of his reflecting turned into a political agenda for stem cell research. other than that it was enlightening. Certainly his social status and income bracket make his living with his paralysis a different experience than if someone in my immediate family were to be suddenly paralyzed. I mean, we wouldn't be flying off to have tea with the king of Spain or anything.

    24. Title: Nothing is ImpossibleAuthor: Christopher ReevesRating: 3/5Review: at first it was so exciting to know how the author struggled with his severe injury "paralysis" but at the last three chapters he kept on giving so much details about his daily life as a paralysed patient which i found it quite boring!the story in general is worth reading specially when he succeeded in moving some of his body parts but the main problem was the too much details and information he inclosed.

    25. "Still Me" is Reeve's superior title. Much of the content here was covered in the latter book and the majority of the rest I found not too interesting. Still, I did enjoy reading his perspective on parenting and appreciated his essay on hope at the end. Not one to own, but an adequate library read if you want to learn a little more about Christopher Reeve.

    26. "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."Reeve did not give up after the tragic equestrian which caused him paralyzed an d lost his mobility from his shoulder down. He was the symbolize of being strong, having faith and belief.

    27. Reeve is at his strongest when talking about his personal experiences and he comes across as genuine and insightful. His political viewpoints and those of religion, are of course valid, but demonstrate a narrowness of perspective. Certainly a good book to show the continued dignity of disabled individuals.

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