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The Resource A second wind, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; translated by Will Hobson

A second wind, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; translated by Will Hobson

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A second wind
Title
A second wind
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; translated by Will Hobson
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. The only person who wasn't bothered by Philippe's condition was Abdel, the unemployed Algerian immigrant from the outskirts of society who would become Philippe's unlikely caretaker
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Summary
As the descendent of two prominent, wealthy French families and Director of Pommery Champagnes, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the heels of his beloved wife's diagnosis of a terminal illness, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. He was 42 years old and unable to do anything - even feed himself - without help. For the first time, he learned what it felt like to be marginalised. The only person who wasn't bothered by Philippe's condition was someone who had been an outsider his entire life - Abdel, the unemployed Algerian immigrant who would become Philippe's unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe's life for the next ten years.
Biography type
autobiography
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10640400
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1951-
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Pozzo di Borgo, Philippe
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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1951-
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  • Hobson, Will
  • Pozzo di Borgo, Philippe
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True
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  • Pozzo di Borgo, Philippe
  • Quadriplegics
  • Home health aides
  • Quadriplegics
Target audience
adult
Label
A second wind, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; translated by Will Hobson
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Publication
Control code
000049622100
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 257 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471110481
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
A second wind, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; translated by Will Hobson
Publication
Control code
000049622100
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 257 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471110481
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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