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How to Get Run Over by a Truck Audiobook

How to Get Run Over by a Truck: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was.

On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

In this brutally honest and surprisingly funny memoir, Katie recalls the pivotal event and the long, confusing road to recovery that followed. Between the unprepared nudity in front of her parents postsurgery, hospital happy hours, and the persistent fear that she would never walk again, Katie details the struggles she's faced navigating her new reality. This inspiring memoir follows Katie's remarkable journey to let go of her old life and fall in love with her new one.

©2016 Katie McKenna (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    T. Thompson 12-16-16
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    "Funny and an amazing story."

    Wow....what an awesome story of resilience and strength told in a way where I found myself laughing and wanting to cry. I can't fathom how she physically or emotionally survived, but clearly she is one tough cookie. I have to also mention that her voice engaged me throughout the entire story.

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    Jaime 12-15-16
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    "Awesome amazing read"

    Everything about the book! The narration, writing, story. Just loved it! Highly recommend it. Katie thanks for sharing your story with us.

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    "Riveting"

    This story is almost like Apollo 13 in that you have to remind yourself it really happened. I can't imagine surviving this at all. What a wonderful group of friends and family she has.

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    KD Lansing, MI United States 11-23-16
    KD Lansing, MI United States 11-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Phenomenal book"

    Absolutely LOVED Katie M's memoir about her accident and return to health and happiness. It is a must read in the season of Thanksgiving!

    She is also a FABULOUS narrator- she will make you laugh, cry, get angry, and feel all the feels. Don't hesitate to get this book!

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    Leah 04-23-17
    Leah 04-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "How to book on gratitude"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Get Run Over by a Truck?

    Those first steps. I was literally holding my breath. And I cheered out loud as I drove.


    What does Katie McKenna bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved hearing the author reading because I got a true sense of her feelings. Her parents raised her to be grateful and loyal and kind. Teaching by example. And I feel like without that, she may not have recovered with the healthiest mindset. It'd be easy for self-pity and residual bitterness to take up residence inside of her heart over her circumstances however, she faces each issue, as it presents itself, by acknowledging it and facing it head-on. There is no elephant left hanging around in the middle of the room.
    I absolutely love that this whole family and loved ones banded together to heal together. The domino effect of trauma affects everyone.


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    "An incredible story, incredibly told."

    Riveting, funny, and poignant story made even better by Katie's fantastic self-narration. A "must listen"!

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    Sue 01-07-17
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    "only reccomend to health care professionals"
    What would have made How to Get Run Over by a Truck better?

    A good editor....book goes in circles and is redundant


    Would you recommend How to Get Run Over by a Truck to your friends? Why or why not?

    no...not written well enough


    Have you listened to any of Katie McKenna’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    the story and Katie are very inspiring


    Any additional comments?

    Katie...get a new editor then republish with a new titile!!!!

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