Nothing Is Impossible

Version: Unabridged
Author: Christopher Reeve
Narrator: Christopher Reeve
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Self Development, Arts & Entertainment
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: September 2002
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. If we can conquer outer space, we can conquer inner space, too.
Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In Nothing Is Impossible, the author of the bestselling autobiography Still Me shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from his own life with excerpts from speeches and interviews he's given.
Reeve teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice -- a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks -- and that is not an acceptable one. Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering -- after all, nothing worth having is easy to get. He asks challenging questions about why it seems so difficult -- if not impossible -- for us to work together as a society. He steers the listener gently, offering his reflections and guidance but not the pat answers that often characterize inspirational works.
Published on the eve of both his fiftieth birthday and the seventh anniversary of his spinal cord injury, Christopher Reeve's Nothing Is Impossible reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, but it is the messenger who gives it its full resonance.

Reviews (2)

Informative

Written by Dave G on April 2nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very informative and enjoyable to listen to. No fluff in this, just facts and descriptions that made me feel as if I were in the studio as well. I was real sorry when this great audio book came to a close.

Nothing is Impossible

Written by Pat from Durham, NC on January 27th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Christopher Reeve is a true Super Man in my book, and so is his late wife, Dana. They overcame such daunting odds to make their life as "normal" as possible. I like how Mr. Reeve narrated the book himself. It must have been exhausting. I could hear his breathing tube and ventilator in the background! That just added to his charm. Go Forward, Chris and Dana!

Author Details

Author Details

Reeve, Christopher

Actor, director and activist are just some of the words used to describe Christopher Reeve. From his first appearance at the Williamstown Theatre Festival at the age of 15, Reeve established a reputation as one of the country's leading actors. However, ever since he was paralyzed in an equestrian competition in 1995, Reeve not only put a human face on spinal cord injury but he motivated neuroscientists around the world to conquer the most complex diseases of the brain and central nervous system.
After graduating from Cornell University in 1974, Reeve pursued his dream of acting, studying a