When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness

When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness

by Jamison Hill

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Overview

"The gripping prose in this memoir describes a young man, whose life deteriorates from a healthy fitness trainer to the sudden depths of being sick and bedridden with a mysterious illness for years. Jamison’s dedication to life, however fragile, and advocacy, however impossible, have brought out this incredible story of survival." —Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive


At age twenty-two, Jamison Hill was a fitness instructor and competitive bodybuilder who could lift more than four hundred pounds. Five years later, after surviving a tragic car accident that killed the other driver, a rare disease left Jamison bedridden and too weak to hold a water glass. He spent every day lying motionless in bed, his body paralyzed by pain and weakness, his mind hijacked by flashes of crunched metal, broken windshields, and exploding gas tanks.


After months of being too sick to express himself, Jamison’s health began to improve along with his ability to tell his story. When Force Meets Fate is an unflinching exploration of the human condition, notably how our limitations and strengths shape our identities and how unexpected events can inevitably alter those perceptions. It’s a story of perseverance—of sheer will and unrelenting fight—but also of overcoming life’s toughest challenges through the power of vulnerability, and how freeing it can be to surrender to the unpredictability of circumstances out of our control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950301157
Publisher: Inkshares
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 141,164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Jamison Hill has written for, among others, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Men’s Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vox, and VICE. He has been featured on Netflix, as well as WBUR’s Modern Love podcast and Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast. You can join the thousands of people who follow Jamison on Twitter (@NotTheWhiskey), Instagram (@NotLikeTheWhiskey), and his blog (JamisonWrites.com).

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