Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan,
used hard work and a master plan to turn his life sentence in prison to
a second chance at life. He grew through it with the help of a strong
support system, by taking responsibility for his mistakes, and by never
Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, describes the personal crisis created after learning a family secret at the age of 54, and growing through it with the help of her ‘spiritual army’ and in community with others.
Leslie Jamison, author of “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath,” on the process of getting sober by joining a fellowship-based recovery program. She describes recovery as an ongoing process with lessons applicable to other areas of life.
Joe Torrillo, retired firefighter, describes his harrowing experience of being buried alive twice as a result of the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. He grew through it with strength, courage, patience and significant medical care.