NYGPS Member author Joshua Prager (Echoing Green) has a new book out called Half Life. Here is a short synopsis from an incredibly talented author and person:
“After living with a disability for 22-plus years, and trying in vain to write about it for almost as many, I’ve finally gotten my thoughts down on paper. My book is titled “Half-Life: Reflections from Jerusalem on a Broken Neck.”
The book is now available!! The book is downright svelte–35,000 words. It is an e-book and costs $3.99. You can purchase it at Amazon. (You don’t need an e-reader to read it. You can read it on your computer.) Here is the link.
This is from AMAZON:
PRAISE FOR “HALF-LIFE”
“In his eloquent, beautiful, and insightful memoir, Joshua Prager bravely journeys across the globe to the place where, half his life ago, his world changed in one terrible instant. Rendered with exquisite prose and told without pity or blame, this book is about what it means to be fully alive and whole, despite disability, trauma and loss. Trust me—this story will linger with you for a long, long time.” —Mira Bartók, author of the New York Times bestseller and 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award–winning memoir “The Memory Palace”
” ‘Half-Life’ is a stunning account of a terrible accident and the lifelong transformations it set in motion. The subject of the accident is Joshua Prager himself, and his eyes miss no detail that matters. Prager is relentless in his quest for truth—the truth of what happened the day of the accident, and the truth of what has happened to him and to the others with him since. This book breaks the heart and helps mend it, but the whole time while reading, I still remembered where the break is, a testament to Prager’s extraordinary ability to offer insights that matter.” —Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of “Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics”
Joshua told me that, “This book is the most important thing that I’ve ever written.” For you baseball fans, the National Pastime is a constant thread throughout the book, with 2 whole chapters mostly focused on it. ENJOY!!