Growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1980s, Jerry McGill's life was good: he was excelling as an athlete and as a dancer and he was popular at school. But walking home from a party was he was 13, Jerry was shot in the back, paralyzed from the waist down. The police never caught the shooter. But rather than settle into depression and anger, McGill has gone on to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. Written as a letter to his assailant, 'Dear Marcus' reflects on the challenges of living with a disability, and the importance of forgiveness and making the most of our gifts.
Transworld Publishers Limited
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me