Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Paperback)
  • Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Paperback)
zoom

Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 21/04/2022
  • In stock

UK delivery within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

In EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing-and amazingly true-stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war -- all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war-torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come.

Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before the attack that took her legs and nearly her life. She then spent thirteen months recovering at Walter Reed, learning to walk again on prosthetic legs and planning her return to the cockpit. But Duckworth found a new mission after meeting her state's senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. After winning two terms as a U.S. Representative, she won election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. And she and her husband Bryan fulfilled another dream when she gave birth to two daughters, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth.

From childhood to motherhood and beyond, EVERY DAY IS A GIFT is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants.

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9781538718513
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 208 x 140 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Crying in H Mart
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Hong Kong Diaries
Added to basket
£30.00   £26.99
Hardback
Murder: The Biography
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Bringing in the Sheaves
Added to basket
Odd Boy Out
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Free
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Old Rage
Added to basket
£18.99   £9.49
Hardback
The Storyteller
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Diddly Squat
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Escape Artist
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
House Arrest
Added to basket
£6.99
Hardback
Shackleton
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Freezing Order
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
And Away...
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Chums
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.