Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear

Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear

by Dan Bigley, Debra McKinney


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The remarkable true story of a man who survived one of the most brutal bear attacks, and the woman whose love healed and inspired him

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762784554
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dan Bigley, who earned a master's degree in social work after losing his sight, is now the director of therapeutic foster care services at Denali Family Services in Anchorage and was awarded a 2008 Alaskan of the Year Award by the Governor's Committee on Employment and Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities. Debra McKinney is a freelance writer who was part of a team that won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for the Anchorage Daily News.

Table of Contents

Prologue: "It's Terrible, Just Horrible" iv

1 Until That Day 1

2 River of Bears 15

3 Last Light 24

4 This Can't Be Happening 36

5 Hanging on in the Dark 41

6 Little Red Eliding Hood's Hood 53

7 Circling the Wagons 60

8 Armchair Quarterbacks 71

9 The Vigil 77

10 Opiate Dreams 84

11 Tribe of Two 91

12 Flailing Through the Fog 99

13 Binoculars Are a Terrible Thing to Waste 108

14 Diving with Captain Nemo 113

15 Arboleda Sessions 121

16 Victory Lap 132

17 Life Plan, Take II 138

18 Blackbeard and the Blmdies 147

19 Back to the Future 155

20 Ungulate Landmines and Statistics Sinkholes 171

21 Blind Date with a Dog 179

22 Family Man in the Dark 191

23 Whale Watching Blind 202

Acknowledgments 210

About the Authors 214

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