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Beyond the Bear : How I Learned to Live and Love Again After Being Blinded by a Bear
by Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney


Overview - A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing along Alaska s Kenai and Russian rivers, a"  Read more...

 
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Overview
A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing along Alaska s Kenai and Russian rivers, a"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762784554
  • ISBN-10: 0762784555
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.38 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-02-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

In 2003, outdoor-loving Bigley nearly lost his life in a savage bear attack in Alaska, the gory details of which are difficult to read. The animal not only bit but actually chewed on Bigley’s head. The horrific injuries, which claimed his eyesight, required multiple surgeries to repair. This moving memoir of his experiences, coauthored with journalist McKinney, is more about Bigley’s emotional recovery and beyond-impressive triumph over adversity. Although his very survival was in doubt after the mauling, Bigley manages to weather the painful aftermath and the blow of learning that his sight is gone forever, thriving in the end. He completed a master’s program in social work with straight-A grades, and now works as a director of therapeutic foster care, overseeing 60 homes. The woman who was his girlfriend at the time of the attack is now his wife, and mother of their two children. Readers will appreciate Bigley’s inspirational and well-written story. Agent: Elizabeth Evans, the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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