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Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
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Jul 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, biography-memoir
Read in July, 2010

This is the story of Aron Ralston. He was hiking alone in the canyons of Utah when he dislodged an 800 pound rock which fell on his right hand trapping him in a slot canyon. After 6 days of being trapped in a position where he couldn't even sit down to rest he amputated his own hand and proceeded to hike 8 miles to get help.
If he didn't get a ghost writer to help him write this book then he is a reasonably talented amateur writer, if a bit flowery in his imagery. An honest account of how the decisions that he made in his life led him directly to this situation.
Worth a read if you can withstand the grim details of his predicament and his solution.
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