Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors

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The images of the burning towers, the heartbroken friends building memorials, the minute-by-minute accounts of the horrors of that day—all are indelibly etched on our collective consciousness. But what of those left behind after 9/11? What have they, and we, learned from the gift of time?

In Project Rebirth, a psychologist and a journalist examine the lives of eight people who were directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Written concurrently with the filming of a ...

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Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors

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Overview

The images of the burning towers, the heartbroken friends building memorials, the minute-by-minute accounts of the horrors of that day—all are indelibly etched on our collective consciousness. But what of those left behind after 9/11? What have they, and we, learned from the gift of time?

In Project Rebirth, a psychologist and a journalist examine the lives of eight people who were directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Written concurrently with the filming of a forthcoming documentary, it is uniquely positioned to tackle the questions raised about how people react in the face of crippling grief, how you maintain hope for a future when your life as you knew it is destroyed, and the amazing ability of humans to focus on the positive aspects of day-to-day living in the face of tragedy.

The project follows people dedicated to rebuilding, both physically and emotionally. Spirituality, resilience, and hope are at the center of their stories. Brian, who lost his firefighter brother, spent two years working at Ground Zero and then helped to rebuild the PATH train station. Tanya, who lost her fiancé on 9/11, finds new love, new life, and joy as a mother in the years following, all doors she thought closed to her forever.

Not a book that recounts the events of that day, and not a book about grief, Project Rebirth is a book about resilience and finding inner peace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452603926
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Courtney E. Martin is a 2002 recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and the author of books including Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters and Do It Anyway.

Dr. Robin Stern is a psychoanalyst, educator, and the author of The Gaslight Effect, as well as one of the lead facilitators of the Inner Resilience Program.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

A Note on Project Rebirth xxv

A Little Bird Told Me Nick Chirls 1

The Light at the Top Brian Lyons 29

Never Forget to Do Your Part Charles Cook 53

The Unlikely Activist Larry Courtney 75

A Life Built on Brotherhood Tim Brown 101

Digging Out of the Darkness Joe Keenan 119

Advancing Is Perfection Debbie Almontaser 145

Becoming Whole Again Tanya Villanueva Tepper 169

Conclusion 197

Acknowledgments 209

Appendix A 215

Appendix B 223

Appendix C 227

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