Struck: A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph

Douglas Segal. Prospect Park, $16 trade paper (260p) ISBN 978-1-945551-38-3
Film and television writer Segal earnestly shares the story of how his family endured after his wife was nearly killed in a car crash. In October 2012, Susan, Segal’s actress wife of 20 years, was severely injured when her car was struck by a bus; she suffered brain damage, a shattered pelvis, and a broken neck. Susan emerged from the ICU struggling to walk and determined to recover but unable to remember the eight weeks she spent in the hospital, or the accident itself. Verbose at times but never dull, Segal reflects on his marriage, parenting, love, and loyalty while confronting this harrowing episode: “When it is happening and you’re right there in it, the only thing you can see is the hell,” Segal writes. This inspiring and heartwarming book underlines the importance of faith and love in the face of trauma. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 06/25/2018
Release date: 10/01/2018
Genre: Nonfiction
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