- Tapa blanda: 324 páginas
- Editor: Matter and Mind; Edición: 2 (24 de enero de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0991317904
- ISBN-13: 978-0991317905
- Valoración media de los clientes: 4 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº308.873 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Turbulence: A True Story of Survival (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 24 ene 2014
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"If you think that surviving an airplane crash will get you a free pass for the rest of your life, think again." When young Annette Herfkens, one of the few female international bond traders on Wall Street and her fiancé boarded Vietnam Airlines flight 474 in Ho Chi Minh City, they were just two passengers headed for a romantic getaway, unaware of the fateful moment that would shatter their dreams forever. The plane crashed into a mountaintop, leaving Annette trapped in the Vietnamese jungle as the sole survivor. What followed was an incredible story of survival, mystery and higher spirit. In this unflinching tale of life, Annette describes how she survived eight days alone in the jungle with only rainwater to sustain her. Thirteen years after the crash, Annette returned to Vietnam to climb the mountain, shedding new light on mysteries that had lingered since the crash. Through flashbacks Annette reveals how she has used the lessons learned in the Vietnamese jungle to celebrate her autistic son in the jungle of New York's Upper East Side. This inspiring book breaks as many boundaries as the protagonist herself. A keen observer, Annette writes with frank and acerbic humor about loss, love, resilience, and spirituality in a fresh, down-to-earth manner. Her book gives us the ultimate insight into mind and heart of a true survivor.
Biografía del autor
Annette Herfkens is the sole survivor of a 1992 airplane disaster in Vietnam. Sudden turbulence and the subsequent crash took the life of her fiancé, Willem van der Pas. He was her best friend, college sweetheart, and soul mate. Annette was born in Venezuela from Dutch parents. She was raised in The Netherlands, where she studied at Leiden University. After completing an internship in Santiago de Chile, she became an executive trainee for ING Bank which stationed her in New York and London. She then moved to Banco Santander in Madrid. She was promoted to Managing Director and seven years later sent to New York, where she currently lives with her family. In Turbulence, Annette finally tells her story to the world after years of resisting media attention. As one of the few female international bankers of her time Annette broke down professional barriers; by writing this book she overcomes her personal barriers as well. As a banker she was known for composing the shortest memos possible; yet in Turbulence she writes poetically, with both depth and humor, about love, survival and acceptance of what cannot be changed.
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Feelings and courage like Ms. Herfkens has been brave enough to write down for us deserve my personal acknowledgment. 'Lo que se sabe sentir se saber decir' (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra).
Most important thing in this book that has touched my heart is the absence of regrets and optimism to look forward;
In summary a life’s lesson in this word’s troubling days
Thanks for sharing your feelings and how to manage life's troubles.
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We learn through her experiences and follow her along on a spiritual journey that richens with each page. We observe the author’s views transition as she lands, taking us with her, place to place in both triumph and disappointment. The book is a provocative read; with each trial the author endures she softens and acquires a deeper appreciation for life in ways that cannot be measured, but clearly understood. Herfkens’ self -awareness delicately evolves. Gradually we witness her accept losses in various ways as she grows infinitely more aware of the beauty in all things, most not tangible; she develops an empathetic sensitivity and appreciation towards others and the worlds that surround each of us in our own unique existence. The message isn’t simply, ‘in the end, life is what you make it’. Most would reason that we are not due a life of euphoria and Herfkens’ experiences deliver that message clearly; we are not imperious to plans and dreams gone array, but the author has endured, as many do, and managed not only to survive, but to grow.
You will leave this book with a richer perspective, and a tear or two, for this is a moving and compelling read.
A Williams McGuire, Author
October 11, 2014