Things I Learned From Falling

Things I Learned From Falling

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Claire Nelson was in her 30s and beginning to burn out – her hectic London life of work and social activity and striving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. While hiking, Claire fell 30 feet, gravely injuring herself and she lay alone in the desert – mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay there for four days until she was miraculously rescued – the doctors saying she had only hours to live when she was eventually found. In this book, Claire tells her story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.

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'What a story - never heard a story like that before' - Chris Evans

'Uplifting and brave' - Stylist

'Claire Nelson relives a life-changing four days' - The Times

'A riveting account of loneliness, anxiety and survival' - Cosmopolitan

'An astonishing feat of physical and emotional endurance' - Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine

'A gripping account of her determination to survive' - Guardian

INCLUDES A NEW AFTERWORD

In 2018, Claire Nelson made international headlines.

The relentless pace of work, social activity and striving to do more and better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Surrounded by people, Claire was increasingly lonely - and beginning to burn out. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time out and travelled half-way around the world to clear her head. What happened next, on a hike in California, was something she could never have anticipated.

Things I Learned from Falling is an incredible story of courage, determination and survival against the odds. Utterly gripping and profoundly moving, this inspirational memoir reminds us all how easily life can go off course, how simply we can lose touch with the truly important and that - even when we are utterly broken - we can be made whole again.

Additional information

Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

158.1092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K