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Reference Information for the Book
- Name of Book: In An Instant
- Author Name: Lee & Bob Woodruff
- Publisher: Random House
- Year Released and/or ISBN Number: 2007 copyright, ISBN 978-1-4000- 6667-4, First Edition
Type of Book
- True story of tragedy, recovery, love and suffering told by a husband and wife, each in their own words
About the Writing
- In January 2006, the Woodruff's seemed to have it all---a happy marriage and four children. Lee was a public relations executive, and Bob has 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.
About the Authors
- Lee 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 US and Iraqi security forces, Bob 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.
Some Quotes about the Book
- TOM BROKAW - "In an Instant is a book for our time. Bob abd Lee Woodruff give us a living, terrifying, and ultimately inspirational tale of the perils of war, the demands of networks journalism, and the strength of a great marriage. We're all the richer for their courage, their commitment to each other, and their willingness to share the many lesson of their ordeal.." DIANE SAWYER – "Bob and Lee have written a stunning book. It's the story of an anchor who has the curiosity of a cub reporter. It's also a passionate love story filled with hope for everyone who has ever wondered how you make through another day. This is the kind of book you give your friends for their amazement…and for their lives."
Why I Enjoyed Reading the Book
- From the very first word to the very last the authors poured out their heartfelt emotions in a harrowing time of struggle. Through Lee and Bob's writing you will experience what so many of the wounded and crippled in our armed forces have also experienced. You will also learn how exceptional the medical care and treatment for the war injured is being handled with our most modern technology and logistical coordination. Your emotions will soar and sink as Lee and Bob take you thorough the many gut wrenching feelings that this injury immersed them in, as they wrote, "In an Instant."
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
The good of this book is in the fact that hundreds of people, friends, medical experts, loved ones and every other soul that this tragedy touched were on the sidelines cheering for their a successful outcome for this devastated family. The bad part of this saga is that nobody will ever know how these loved ones will be affected for the rest of their lives as a result of this war injury. This story has fear, the unknown, the unfathomable, the unimaginable, and the unpredictable, the last of which stretched the nerves of the loved ones to immeasurable lengths. This story will make you cry, hurt, and cheer from its beginning to its end.