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Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eChronic complainer about the trival things in life give this a read and snap out of it A must read forveryone this book will blow you away it has so much you will be mezmerized A great book about the power of trying your best and coming through hard times Pretty good I survived book He certainly Crazy Love evoked my sympathies Pretty darned amazing that he survivedI would recommend for people who love survival books I m not sure how I stumbled across this book but it met the criteria for one of the ten books I need for an Olympic Book Challenge I am participating in I needed a biography or autobiography about an Olympic athlete It also caught myye because of the athlete s use of crystal meth a tragic part of our society of which I am trying to understandEric Le Marue has lived a risky challenging xciting happy sad often carefree life and he and his risky challenging xciting happy sad often carefree life and he and his writer Davin Seay have written a remarkable story I was on the dge of my seat reading about his ight days on a mountain ven knowing that he survives Not a spoiler obviously As one reviewer wrote I just want to shake him I felt this same way about his reckless decisions and often selfish arrogant attitude It seemed like very other page I wanted to say Don t do that or Keep going As

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struggles with recovery from drugs and his physical condition some of the writing that or Keep going As he struggles with recovery from both drugs and his physical condition some of the writing a bit saccharine but overall there are some beautiful lines in this book There are many if only moments in his life and he is the first to admit this I appreciated his honesty and courage to go public with this I do hope he is still on the right track Probably the best true survival story I ve Black Heart, Red Ruby ever read This book is incredible A must read forveryone This writer has a uniue way of bring you into the story WOW I read this book three times in a row Great story I can t ven believe what he had to go through up on that mountain top Making bad decisions will lead to severe conseuences and so he learned I really related to him since I too sometimes take other people for granted and I have to learn not to always put my feelings first Great story and it s available in a kids version too He is a wonderful person and I hope that others will get a chance to meet him too. Ard drugs the highly addictive crystal meth which filled a void left by hockey and fame By the time Eric reached the peak of Mammoth Mountain in 2004 he was already dueling demons that had seized his soulA riveting adventure a brutal confessional here Eric tells his remarkable story his climb to success his long and painful fall and his ordeal in the wilderness In the nd a man whose life had been based on athleticism would lose both his legs relearn to walk ven snowboard with prosthetics and finally confront the ultimate test of survival what it takes to find your way out of darkness and after so many lies to tell truth and begin to live aga. .
I get that he has risen above a horrible but I just want to SHAKE HIM BECAUSE NOTHING BUT BAD JUDGEMENT CALLS AND him because nothing but judgement calls and landed him in that mess to begin with Eric Le Marue a former Olympian and pro hockey player becomes addicted to crystal meth after his playing days are over While snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain and high on crystal meth he gets lost and isn t found for ight days Due to severe frostbite both legs are amputated at the knee The story covers mostly his time lost on the mountain and his physical recovery as well as a chapter or two at the Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey end about hismotionaldrug recovery and meeting his wife HopeI loved the story and pictures which included some from the actual rescue and hospital stay The ghostwriter Davin Seay did a GREAT job of getting inside Le Marue s head and relating details and motions Very talented writer I d like to read of his workFor the rest of that day I never left the shelter I had dug The sun rose clouds rolled overhead and the hours unwound as morning turned to midday and moved steadily on into the afternoon It all passed me by I may not have been dead yet but it was hard to tell the difference I had passed into a state of sleep so heavy and profound that nothing not cold not hunger not thirst could wake me If I stirred during that long silent interlude I don t remember it If I had dreams they drifted by unseen If I realized that where I lay might well become my grave I didn t care For all I knew I was already petrified my blood frozen and my flesh turned to stone There was no difference now between me and the nvironment against which I had fought so long and hard The mountain had prevailed and I had become a part of it Eric Le Marue Had Been An Athlete been an athlete ЯED entire life An Olympian and former professional hockey player he was known for his footwork on the ice His obsession when this book begins is powder in 2 forms finding fresh tracks for snowboarding and using Crystal Meth This gripping true story tells how after some bad decisions Eric got lost boarding on Mammoth mountain for 8 days yes 8 days Surviving with only minimal clothing 4 pieces of Bazooka gum an I pod and his Snowboard which he came to affectionately name Burton. In this gripping first person account former Olympian Eric LeMarue recounts a harrowing tale of survival ofight days in the frozen wilderness of losing his legs to frostbite and coming face to face with death But Eric’s ordeal on the mountain was only part of his struggle for survival as he reveals with startling candor an ven harrowing and inspiring tale of fame and addiction healing and triumph On February 6 2004 Eric a former professional hockey player and xpert snowboarder set off for the top of 12000 foot Mammoth Mountain in California’s vast Sierra Nevada mountain range Wearing only a long sleeve shirt a thin wool hat ski pants ,

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At the nd of his ordeal Eric S Feet Were Frozen s feet were frozen his boots he d lost 40 lbs yet ultimately found himselfFor the most part this book follows Eric s 8 day ordeal lost in chest deep snow and freezing conditions He vades wolves hunger thirst hypothermia and Moreno exhaustion as he climbs over a mountain range in the hopes of finding a rangers cabin and rescue Throughout we re also given flashbacks into his life unfortunately there s very little included here regarding his professional hockey career but he doesn t shy away from his descent into drugs or character flawsWell written and introspective you get a complete feel for the loneliness cold and utter frustration Eric is forced tondure and by his day 7 I couldn t put this book down As Eric awakes to yet another day on the frozen mountain and realizes he s dieing Suffering from xposure frostbite and hunger he s so far gone that he can no longer lace his boots and thinks he s in a video game searching for the reset button Then he hears a helicopterThere are some bittersweet moments here involving Burton the snowboard which over the week has saved his life become a tool a weapon and his best friend Think Wilson in Castaway And the sadness Eric feels gazing out the helicopter window as Burton is left behind during the rescue is heartbreaking Eric of course spends a long time in hospital trying save his frostbitten and dieing feet and also in rehab after he loses them These chapters are alternately motivational and heartbreaking as Eric sinks into depression and drug addiction once For a man whose ntire life had been based on athleticism to loose his feet his whole world is going to have to change Eric ultimately rises to the challenge learning to
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and A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author even snowboard againnding chapters are a little vague and felt rushed to me with Eric finding god and coming to terms with himself and his new reality If you like adventure stories though this is a definite recommended readThere s also 8 pages of photographs including a couple in the Blackhawk helicopter directly after his rescue I found these pictures particularly disturbing as you can see the animal Eric had to become in order to survive 8 days on the mountain If you are Nd a lightweight jacket and with only four pieces of gum for food he soon found himself chest high in snow veering off the snowboard trail and plunging into the wilderness By nightfall he knew he was in a fight for his lifeSurviving What If eight days in subfreezing temperatures he wouldarn the name “The Miracle Man” by stunned National Guard Black Hawk Chopper rescuersBut Eric’s against all odds survival was no surprise to those who knew him A gifted hockey player in his teens he was later drafted by the Boston Bruins and a 1994 Olympian But when his playing days were over Eric felt adrift Everything changed when he first tasted the rush of ,
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Crystal Clear The Inspiring Story of How an Olympic Athlete Lost His Legs Due to Crystal Meth and Found a Better Life

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