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In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing

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In one of the most anticipated books of the year, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, Bob Woodruff, share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following the tragedy that transformed their lives and gripped a nation.

In January 2006, the Woodruffs seemed to have it all–a happy marriage and four beautiful children. Lee was a public relations executive and Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. Then, while Bob was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him.

In an Instant is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee’s lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again–and how they persevered, with grit but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear. Here are Lee’s heartfelt memories of their courtship, their travels as Bob left a law practice behind and pursued his news career and Lee her freelance business, the glorious births of her children and the challenges of motherhood.

Bob in turn recalls the moment he caught the journalism “bug” while covering Tiananmen Square for CBS News, his love of overseas assignments and his guilt about long separations from his family, and his pride at attaining the brass ring of television news–being chosen to fill the seat of the late Peter Jennings.

And, for the first time, the Woodruffs reveal the agonizing details of Bob’s terrible injuries and his remarkable recovery. We learn that Bob’s return home was not an end to the journey but the first step into a future they have learned not to fear but to be grateful for.

In an Instant is much more than the dual memoir of love and courage. It is an important, wise, and inspiring guide to coping with tragedy–and an extraordinary drama of marriage, family, war, and nation.

A percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Synopsis:

The authors share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following Bob's traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device went off near the tank that he was riding in while covering a story in Iraq.

About the Author

Lee Woodruff and Bob Woodruff live in Westchester County, New York, with their four children. Bob Woodruff was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Mr. Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. Lee Woodruff is a public relations executive and freelance writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588366610
Subtitle:
A Family's Journey of Love and Healing
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Lee and Bob Woodruff
Author:
Bob Woodruff
Author:
Woodruff, Lee
Author:
Woodruff, Bob
Author:
Lee Woodruff
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
General
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
Journalism-Journalists
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070227
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
History and Social Science » Military » Iraq War (2003-)

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