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Gabby

A Story Of Courage And Hope

By Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee) Giffords, 1970-

AS INDIVIDUALS, CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimism, an adventurous spirit, and a call to service can help change the world. As a couple, they became a national example of the healing power to be found in deeply shared love and courage. Their arrival in the world spotlight came under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival “miraculous.”

As the nation grieved and sought to understand the attack, Gabby remained in private, focused on her against-all-odds recovery. Mark spent every possible moment by her side, as he also prepared for his final mission as commander of space shuttle Endeavour.

Now, as Gabby’s health continues to improve, the couple is sharing their remarkable untold story. Intimate, inspiring, and unforgettably moving, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment for his wife. Told in Mark’s voice and from Gabby’s heart, the book also chronicles the lives that brought these two extraordinary people together—their humor, their ambitions, their sense of duty, their long-distance marriage, and their desire for family.

Gabby and Mark made a pledge to tell their account as honestly as possible, and they have done so in riveting detail. Both Gabby and Mark have lived large public lives, but this book takes readers behind many closed doors—from the flight deck of the space shuttle to the cloakrooms of Congress to the hospital wards where Gabby struggled to reclaim herself with the help of formidable medical teams and devoted family and friends.

Questions are answered with unvarnished candor. How do Gabby and Mark feel about the angry political discourse that was swirling in America at the time of the shooting, and that remains prevalent today? How do they see government living up to the highest possible ideals? And how do they understand and mourn the loss of the people who did not survive that day? Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to overcome unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. In the story of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, we all can see the best in ourselves. As Mark and Gabby’s friends have said: “The two of them are America as we dream it can be.”

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2011

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1451661061


Format: Book
Author: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970-
Summary: Congresswoman Giffords and her astronaut husband recount her early years, their marriage, the assassination attempt that left her gravely wounded and took the lives of six others, and her rehabilitation.
Title: Gabby : a story of courage and hope / Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly with Jeffrey Zaslow.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Subject: Kelly, Mark E. Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Marriage. Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Assassination attempt, 2011. Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Health. Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- United States. Congress. House -- Biography. Astronauts -- United States -- Biography Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation. Women legislators -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 1451661061 9781451661064
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Format: Book
Author: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970-
Summary: Congresswoman Giffords and her astronaut husband recount her early years, their marriage, the assassination attempt that left her gravely wounded and took the lives of six others, and her rehabilitation.
Title: Gabby : a story of courage and hope / Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly with Jeffrey Zaslow.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Description: vii, 309 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Kelly, Mark E.
Subjects: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Marriage.
Subjects: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Assassination attempt, 2011.
Subjects: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- -- Health.
Subjects: Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970-
Subjects: United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Subjects: Astronauts -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Subjects: Women legislators -- United States -- Biography
Other Author: Kelly, Mark E.
Other Author: Zaslow, Jeffrey
LCCN: bl2011031812
ISBN: 1451661061
ISBN: 9781451661064
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 328.73092 Gif