Things I Learned From Falling: A Memoir by Claire Nelson

Things I learned from falling book coverFood writer Claire Nelson had always prided herself on her independence and adventurous spirit. When she falls into a hole during an ill-fated day hike in Joshua Tree National Park, however, all her prior assumptions are sorely tested. She survives, despite a fractured pelvis and internal injuries, through sheer determination and the ingenuous use of the few items she brought with her. Her ordeal teaches her gratitude for the friends and life she has, even if her reality is not always as perfect as a curated Instagram post.

I found this book, especially the sections of this book that cover Nelson’s survival story, hard to put down. I highly recommend this story. Check it out and see for yourself how great it is.

Reviewed by Amy B.