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Things I Learned From Falling (Hardback)
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Things I Learned From Falling (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 05/03/2020
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Things I Learned from Falling tells an incredible true story of loss, resilience and transformation. On the brink of a burnout, Claire Nelson escaped from her frantic London life to hike in the wilderness of Joshua Tree Park in California. Alone in the middle of the desert, she fell from 25 feet. Brave, honest and profound, Things I Learned from Falling is her powerful account of the four days she spent fighting for survival and transfiguring the meaning of life.

An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

In 2018, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties and was 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. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated.

While hiking, Claire fell 25 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 in the elements for four days until she was miraculously found - her rescuers had not expected to find her alive.

In Things I Learned from Falling Claire tells her incredible story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781783253500
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 429 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 26 mm


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“So much more than just an adventure story”

Superficially a book about falling over on a walk, with dire and nearly fatal consequences, this is actually so much more.

It's a gripping tale of survival against overwhelming odds, but it's also a very... More

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