Audiobook Reviews in Five MinutesSeptember 14, 2021x
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Review of Things I Learned from Falling by Claire Nelson


Things I learned from Falling is promoted as a memoir by Claire Nelson, who shares how she fell over 25 feet after wandering off the trail in a deserted corner of Joshua Tree Park. The fall shattered her pelvis, rendering her immobile. She lay in a canyon for the next four days, exposed to the relentless California sun. Her rescuers had not expected to find her alive.

What the publisher promotion does not say, is that Nelson didn’t tell anyone she was going hiking in the desert, and although she had her cell phone, she didn’t have a source of backup coverage. For me, the burning question was not how she survived, but why did she put herself into that predicament to begin with?


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