I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Trisha Meili

Narrated By: Trisha Meili

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2003

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

A timeless, “triumphant” (Entertainment Weekly) story of healing and recovery from the victim of a crime that shocked the nation: the Central Park Jogger. As featured in When They See Us—the Netflix limited series created, written, and directed by Ava DuVernay that retells the story of the Central Park Five, the young men wrongly accused of this crime.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on April 19, 1989, a young woman jogs alone near 102nd Street in New York City's Central Park. She is attacked, raped, savagely beaten, and left for dead. Hours later she arrives at the emergency room—comatose—she has lost so much blood that her doctors believe it’s a miracle she's still alive. Meet Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger.

I Am the Central Park Jogger recounts the mesmerizing, inspiring, often wrenching story of human strength and transcendent recovery. Called “Hero of the Month” by Glamour magazine, Meili tells us who she was before the attack—a young Wall Street professional with a promising future—and who she has become: a woman who learned how to read, write, walk, talk, and love again...and turn horrifying violence and certain death into extraordinary healing and victorious life. With “moments of unexpected grace and insights into life’s challenges….Meili’s story—the story the public never knew—is unforgettable” (The Buffalo News).

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  • from Kerrville

    How does one survive when others have tried to destroy them could lend itself to many people and situations. That's what I took away from this book. The inner strength this woman had. No magic beans. She had the acceptance--and appreciation of what is...not just what was. She chose the present, thus giving herself a future.

  • Lorraine Cimino

    This book was very powerful. I found her ability to recover a strong story on survival. She was able to take what was given to her and make decisions on how to move forward. I found that I talked about this book quite often with my co-workers and told them that they need to concentrate on how to move forward. This was based on the story that was shared with us.

  • Anonymous

    Book is well written and beautifully read by the author. Does not focus on the tragedy but rather on the recovery. An incredible triumph. I would love to hear her speak sometime.

  • Anonymous

    I found this book interesting, but there were a few times I thought I'd heard enough. I listened through to the end, but I think that was because my next selection hadn't come in the mail yet.

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