Still Me Author:Christopher Reeve The whole world held it's breath when Christopher Reeve struggled for life on Memorial Day, 1995. On the third jump of a riding competition, Reeve was thrown head first from his horse in an accident that broke his neck and left him unable to move or breathe. — In the years since then, Reeve has not only survived, he has fought for himself, for h... more »is family, and for the hundreds of thousands of people with spinal cord injuries around the world. And he has written Still Me, the heartbreaking, funny, courageous, and hopeful story of his life.
Reeve talks about his early days as an actor, from his first time on stage at nine, through his time at Juilliard with classmate Robin Williams. He describes his experience on Broadway opposite the lengendary Katharine Hepburn, and the adventure of filming Superman on the streets of New York, and how the movie made him a star.
The man who cannot move has not stopped moving. He has established a chartible foundation to raise awareness and money for research on spinal cord injuries, and he directed the acclaimed HBO film In the Gloaming, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards.
With diginty and sensitivity, he describes the journey he has made-physically, emotionally, spiritually. He explores his complex relationship with his parents, his efforts to remain a devoted husband and father, and his continuing and heroic battle to rebuild his life. This is the determined, passionate story of one man, a gifted actor and star, and how he and his family came to grips with a devastating, unexplainable shock that fate can bring to any of us.« less