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"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
— Charles Dickens

The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609611798
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Published: Rodale Books - August 16th, 2011

On September 11th, 2001, we all saw the evidence of the strength, fortitude and perseverance of New York, her emergency workers and her citizens. In December of 2005, those same qualities were once again displayed in one man. Matt Long was a New York City Fire Department member for ten years and had seen the best and worst of his city—including the illegal transit strike of 2005. During that strike, he was run over by a charter bus in the streets of Manhattan—his hopelessly mangled body gruesomely merged into the twisted metal wreckage. He was given only 5% chance of escaping death. Matt not only survived—he recovered and fought back, showing the qualities we all have come to expect from the members of the NYFD. This is not just a book of one man’s recovery—it is a story of heart and soul, and a must read! - Stephanie

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061256691
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Published: Ecco - July 21st, 2009

A main dish of "Wonderfully Sarcastic" with a side of "Entertainingly Insightful," The Waiter writes about a side of the restaurant business most of us have never seen…or wanted to. His stories are creative and witty, and depending on the story they will also elicit either a groan, laugh, or EWWW. There is no need to read from cover to cover, just pick a chapter title and ENJOY! - Stephanie

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