I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis

Jerry White

St Martins,  April 2008

An astoundingly effective guide to recreating a happy and fulfilling life after catastrophe strikes, from the cofounder of the Survivor Corps, who Lance Armstrong says "embodies the spirit of survivorship. "

Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious injury, we must all face personal catastrophe. These events take a heavy toll, but there are those who have muscled their way through tough times and emerged stronger, wiser -- even grateful for their struggle. Author Jerry White is one such example. In 1984, he lost his leg in a tragic accident. Through the organization he founded, White has interviewed thousands of victims of tragedy. With this book, he shares what he has learned.

White outlines an effective five-step program for turning tragedy into triumph. In their own words, his fellow survivors share their stories -- including Lance Armstrong, Elie Wiesel, and the late Princess Diana. White takes readers through the process of not only getting through tragedy, but going on to survive and thrive.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780312368951 | Publication Date: April 2008

"In I Will Not Be Broken, Jerry White brings his insight and experience to bear expertly for those facing life's unexpected challenges. He embodies the spirit of survivorship."
--Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and author of Every Second Counts

"Jerry White has written an amazingly poignant book. But it does more than capture the collective experience of enduring a tragedy. It provides a road map for the individual and their family to put one foot in front of the other and re-enter the land of the living. This book will be a remarkable tool, especially for the many military families impacted by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."
--Bob and Lee Woodruff, authors of In an Instant

"This is an important book. Jerry White shares lessons learned from his experience recovering from a land mine accident to help trauma victims recover, survive, and thrive."
--Jane Goodall, author of Harvest for Hope

"Offers wise, practical, and inspiring steps to come back from life's worst setbacks. Jerry White speaks with compassion and authority -- and an abundance of emotional intelligence."
--Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence

"I have visited landmine survivors around the world with Jerry White. I have seen him reach out to others and walk with them on the path from victim to survivor. His courageous personal experience is a beacon for all who are searching to recover and reclaim life."
--Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, bestselling author of Leap of Faith

"We can choose happiness, even after the worst of times. Jerry White offers an excellent guide to navigating and overcoming the traumas we face in our lives."
--Deepak Chopra, author of Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment

"When I met Jerry White, I instantly recognized a fellow survivor who understands what it takes to overcome obstacles to hope. This book will inspire."
--Li Lu, Chinese survivor of Tiannamen Square