Unmeasured Strength is Lauren Manning’s memoir chronicling her remarkable journey out of the fires of 9/11, with a universal message for all of us who have ever encountered defeat, illness, injury, loss: no matter how difficult life’s challenges, we have inside us the power to prevail. Laugh, cry, and triumph, as you share Lauren’s story.
Anytime you get quoted by a standing president as the model of resilience of the American people it's a good day. This from a Major Policy Speech Obama gave recently:
"In just these last few years as President, I have watched the American people bounce back from painful recession, mass shootings, and natural disasters … These events were heartbreaking; they shook our communities to the core. But because of the resilience of the American people, these events could not come close to breaking us. I think of Lauren Manning, the 9/11 survivor who had severe burns over 80 percent of her body, who said, ‘That’s my reality. I put a Band-Aid on it, literally, and I move on.’"
–President Barack Obama
What People are Saying
“Unmeasured Strength is both an enduring story about the resilience of character and an ode to the human determination to defeat evil. Lauren Manning did what the mighty Greek Sisyphus could never do: push the boulder to the top of the hill and never let it roll down. She has written a brilliantly vivid, wholly empowering tour de force that makes the impossible seem possible; her inspiring example just may teach us how to reverse our fates.”
“An international symbol of hope and courage.”
“Unmeasured Strength is a gripping tale of [Lauren Manning's] long fight back from a devastating injury that easily could have killed her… She has valuable lessons to impart about the personal challenges of overcoming physical and emotional adversity.”
“Manning’s inspiring memoir records an extraordinary path of resilience and willpower.”
“Intense, humbling, Manning’s story is, above all, amazing.”
One of the most extraordinary books I’ve read in a long time. I recommend everyone go and read this, because it’s a tale of inspiration and courage when I think many would have just packed it in.”
“This is a very inspiring book.”
“I have found my new hero. Her name is Lauren Manning…Her determination is awe inspiring. She is the most remarkable woman I think I’ve ever met.”
“You are a true American hero.”
- I had the great pleasure of joining Katie Couric once again the other week! Since the beginning Katie has been a part of making a difference in my life. She didn't just cover the story during the height of the tragic aftermath of 9.11, she has remained a part of my life and recovery always checking in and giving me the support and dignity so necessary to anyone going through difficult times. How Lauren Manning Perseveres 12 Years After 9/11 Twelve years ago, as the world grappled watching the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks unfold; I endured a day that...
Enjoy the beauty in each moment and the moments of beauty that are everywhere in your life.
Greg took this photo of Ty, Jagger and I walking toward the waves on a warm and breezy day in the late afternoon after a heavy storm and when the clouds were just beginning to lift. Jagger was anxious to see if any treasures had washed up along the shore. Sagg Main Beach Sagaponack, New York.
Happy Fourth of July!
Looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with family and friends who make me smile and make me laugh. Hope you are too!